A photograph of The Bridgewater Hall auditorium


The full address of the venue is The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS and the what3words is those.pasta.hike.

Venue Imformation

Entrance to the The Bridgewater hall building for events is through the Hall’s main doors, located on Lower Mosley Street.

The Bridgewater Hall has step free access into the auditorium, meeting rooms, restaurant, bars and toilets. The Box Office, Stalls Foyer and Auditorium are at ground level (complete level access). All other floors are accessible via lifts.

  • Lifts have voice announcements and raised lettering on the control panel.
  • All stair landings have raised lettering with directional information.
  • All the windows at the Box Office are low level and equipped with hearing loops.
  • The bars on Stalls, Circle and Gallery levels, and the Box Office all have low level, accessible counter positions.

There are 16 wheelchair spaces located in various level access areas in the auditorium, with spaces available on every level. Contact also offers a wheelchair loan service for transfer use.

All Auditorium levels have a Sennheiser infrared hearing system. Please note that not all seats in the Auditorium are covered by the infrared system, contact the The Bridgewater hall Box Office for more details on booking tickets covered by the system.

The Bridgewater hall offers three types of receivers:

  • Stethoscope receivers, for patrons with impaired hearing
  • Necklet induction couplers, for use with switchable hearing aids
  • Earpiece receivers, for use with digital in ear hearing aids

These are all available from the cloakroom on the Stalls foyer. The cloakroom attendant will advise on the appropriate receiver and use of the system. The Box Office and Cloakroom counters are all fitted with loop systems.


There is one unisex accessible toilet available on each of the four floors of the building, with level access from the Auditorium. The facilities on Choir Circle level (level 2) feature a sliding door, with all other levels comprising accessible swing doors. On the Stalls level, the toilet can be found on the left of the building, easily accessible from the main entrance and Stalls Auditorium. The upper floors facilities are next to the lift. Staff will always be available to direct you to the nearest facility.


Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the building and auditorium. Dog mats are available on request and the Box Office can advise on the most suitable seating.

Event Access

The events at this venue are:
Sonic Geography

This event takes place in The Bridgewater Hall. The event will be set up as a seated concert.

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

Below you can find an overview of access booking information:

Phone: 0161 907 9000

Email Address: supervisors@bridgewater-hall.co.uk

Travel Information

The closest stations are:

Deansgate-Castlefield Tram stop: 0.3 miles

Deansgate station: 0.3 miles

St Peter’s Square tram: 0.3 miles

Oxford Road Train station: 0.4 miles

Salford Central Train station: 0.8 miles

Manchester Victoria Train station: 0.9 miles

Manchester Piccadilly Train Station: 0.8 miles

Click on the links above to find detailed access information for each station.

Many buses, including the free city centre bus service, stop within easy walking distance of The Bridgewater Hall.

Bus stops on Great Bridgewater Street, directly behind the Hall are served by routes 33, 33b, 255, 256, and x50.

The nearest free bus stops are:
Mount Street/ Peter Street (300m) – Route 2
Deansgate station(500m) – Route 3

Further bus accessibility information can be found from Transport for Greater Manchester or by calling the customer contact centre on 0161 244 1000.

The nearest car parks to the hall are Q-Park, NCP Manchester Central, NCP Great Northern and NCP Oxford Street. All of these are accessible.

NCP Manchester Central is located on Lower Mosley Street, directly opposite the Hall. Access to and from this car park is by lift or ramp between Barbirolli Square and the canal basin and covered walkway under Lower Mosley Street.

To pre-book parking or for more information contact NCP on 0845 050 7080 or visit NCP website.

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