A photo of the interior of the Royal Exchange Theatre with seating shown in the round


The full address of the theatre is Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH and the what3words is clever.upgrading.dated.

Venue information

The entrance to The Royal Exchange Theatre is at St Ann’s Square, it has step-free access, with a lift directly to the Great Hall. You can find out more about getting there on the Royal Exchange Theatre’s website or in our travel information section below.


There are two sets of toilets, including two sets of accessible toilets.  The accessible toilets, include an alarm system and mirror.


Assistance dogs are welcome within the Royal Exchange. If you wish to attend a performance, a member of staff can care for your dog. Alternatively, depending upon the production, it may be possible for you to take your dog into the performance. 

Event Access

The events at this venue are:
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This event will take place in the Theatre space which is accessible to wheelchair users. The Theatre and The Studio have six wheelchair spaces in total. It is possible for companions to sit alongside wheelchair users in both theatre spaces. Please book any wheelchair spaces in advance when you book your tickets so that we can reserve them and the adjoining seats for anyone else in your party. 

A wheelchair is available for patrons who would like to use them, and can be accessed by contacting a member of the theatre staff.

Please note, the Theatre Module has seats over 3 levels - Stage Level, First Gallery and Secondary Gallery. Wheelchair access is only available to the Stage Level.

We are working with a venue partner on this event. All bookings for accessible tickets need to be booked directly with The Royal Exchange Theatre.

When booking online, please first complete the Royal Exchange's new access form to make sure you have any relevant access requirements selected. Then when buying tickets, as well as the discounted price being applied at checkout, certain seats which are more suited to your requirements will show as stars (rather than circles). You are still free to select any seat in the theatre.

For further enquiries contact access@royalexchange.co.uk.

Travel information

Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Victoria train stations are a 15-minute walk from the Theatre.

The nearest Metrolink tram stops are Market Street, St Peter's Square and Exchange Square, all of which are no more than ten-minute walk from the Theatre. Trams run frequently throughout the day and evening from Altrincham, Bury, East Didsbury, Eccles and MediaCityUK. Keep up to speed with the latest developments on the Metrolink network and check for any changes to your service here.

Numerous bus stops are within a five-minute walk of the Theatre.

There are over 3000 car parking spaces within a 10-minute walk of the Theatre. Car parks which are within easy distance of the theatre and offer late opening include Q-Park Deansgate and Manchester Arena car park.

There are also two taxi ranks, both approximately a five minute-walk from the theatre – one on St. Mary's Gate and one opposite the Town Hall on Albert Square. If you would like to book a taxi, Manchester Radio Cars can be contacted on 0161 236 8033.

Further information about travel and finding the venue can be found on the Royal Exchange Theatre's website.

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