City Of Floating Sounds: Cathedral Gardens

6 - 8 Jun 2024

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Cathedral Gardens in Manchester city centre
6 - 8 Jun 2024
Cathedral Gardens, Corporation Street, Manchester, M4 3BG
Standard Tickets £20
Concessions £10
Aviva £10 tickets

To book access tickets and personal assistant tickets please call 0161 817 4531 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm) or email

We’re putting art in the heart of Manchester, within reach of everyone; and have affordable ticket options including £10 tickets for those on limited incomes.

For information about who qualifies for Aviva £10 Tickets and concessions visit our Affordable Ticketing FAQs page.

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Running time: 2 hours.

Please note the performance element in the Hall at Aviva Studios contains smoke.

Accessibility features available for this event: Wheelchair Access

City of Floating Sounds invites you to travel through the city listening to fragments of Huang Ruo's new symphony before its world premiere at Aviva Studios. You can make your own way to the venue or join in at one of our suggested starting places. This route begins in Cathedral Gardens.

One mile in length, this is the shortest route and the most suitable for those who prefer to travel a shorter distance and at a more leisurely pace. The average walking time according to Google Maps is 22 minutes.

The route begins in the tranquil Cathedral Gardens. You'll be guided through the bustling energy of the shopping district across Exchange Square and St Mary’s Gate, and through the social hub of Spinningfields before reaching Aviva Studios via the Water Street entrance.

You can see videos of the route here.

Image: Cathedral Gardens, Manchester in Autumn, Daytrip to Mottram. Wikipedia Commons.

Getting to Cathedral Gardens

Cathedral Gardens is located at Corporation St, Manchester, M4 3BG and what3words is puddles.first.decks:

The closest stations to Cathedral Gardens are:

Manchester Victoria train station: 80 ft

Manchester Victoria tram: 80 ft

The following bus lines have routes that pass near Cathedral Gardens: 135, 216, 230, 231

Manchester Free Bus route 2 also passes next to Cathedral Gardens.

There is bike parking available at Manchester Victoria train station: 80 ft

There is a car park approximately 0.3 miles away from Cathedral Gardens at APCOA Car Park Manchester Printworks, 77 Shudehill, M4 4BB and 0.3 miles away at APCOA Car Park Manchester Arndale, High St, Nicholas Croft, Manchester M4 1AZ.

Accessible Parking: Market Street. (5 bays) – 0.2 miles from Cathedral Gardens

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

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