A photo of the exterior of Manchester Academy


The full address of the venue is Manchester Academy 1, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR and what3words is toward.herds.deflection

Venue Information

The entrance to Academy 1 is step-free, and there is step free access to all areas of the event space once inside.

The bar in the venue has a lowered accessible service point.

There will be wheelchair spaces available in the main event space for this event – we will not be using Academy 1’s balcony area.

Event Access

The events at this venue are:
Benji Reid: Find Your Eyes

This event takes place in Academy 1. The event will be set up as a seated theatre show with a mixture of raked seating and sofas. There will be wheelchair spaces on the flat floor in front of the raked seating.


There is one large accessible toilet located on the ground floor to the right of the bar (near the event space) and a second one on the balcony level (accessible by lift from the foyer).


Manchester Academy welcomes Assistance Dogs and can provide water on request.

Travel Information

Manchester Academy’s closest station is:

Manchester Oxford Road station: 1 mile (from Oxford Road station you can take a bus or a short taxi ride to the venue).

Click on the link above to find access information for the station.

Manchester Academy is served by the following buses: 15, 18, 41, 42, 42A, 42B, 42C, 43, 111, 142, 143, 191, 197, 217, 797, 53 Orbits, V1 Vantage, V2 Vantage and V4 Vantage.

Accessible parking and drop-off:

Manchester Academy does not have its own carpark. The nearest available Blue Badge parking is at the Dilworth Street car park, which has 8 accessible bays and is approximately 0.2 miles from the Academy. This is also the recommended location for car drop offs.

Please note that parking in the Dilworth Street car park is not free. For details of the pricing, visit: https://www.estates.manchester.ac.uk/services/operationalservices/carparking/#CARPARKF

For a list of other parking bays available in the area, visit Manchester City Council website.

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