A Night with the Johnny Marr Orchestra

8 Dec 2023

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8 Dec 2023
The Warehouse, Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester, M3 4JQ
Standing Tickets £45
Affordable Standing Tickets £22.50* & £10*
A maximum of 6 tickets per person applies.

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

For information about who qualifies for £10 and affordable tickets, visit our Affordable Ticketing Policy page

* Affordable and Aviva £10 Tickets are limited per performance and subject to availability.

To book access tickets please call 0161 817 4531 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm) or email access@factoryinternational.org

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Age Guideline: 16+ only

Accessibility features available for this event: Wheelchair Access

The Manchester icon is joined by a bespoke orchestra for a career-spanning show

Get ready for a night of classics and fan favourites brought to life with a new, expanded sound as Johnny Marr takes to the stage with a full orchestra.

Known for crafting a generation-defining guitar sound with The Smiths, Marr has carved out an equally impressive solo career, bringing his masterful playing to a new generation of indie rock fans.

In 2022, Marr released his fourth solo album Fever Dreams Pts. 1–4 to widespread critical acclaim, before touring with the likes of Blondie and The Killers. Now, he brings his live show back to where it all began – right here in Manchester.

For this special performance at Aviva Studios, Marr is joined on stage by some of the best classical musicians from across Manchester. Together, they’ll reinterpret Marr’s mightily impressive catalogue in A Night with the Johnny Marr Orchestra. 


We have a range of affordable tickets, including options from £10 for those who may need them. You can find out more about our Affordable Ticketing Policy here.

For ticketing and box office related enquiries, please contact tickets@factoryinternational.org or call 0333 322 8679 (phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 6pm).

For more information please visit Ticketing and Sale of Goods Terms & Conditions – Factory International

Good to know

Additional security checks will be in operation at this event and bags checked upon entry. Please keep personal belongings to a minimum – bags above the size of an A4 sheet of paper will not be allowed into the venue.

A cloakroom will be available on the day at £3 per item, card payments only.

Access information

Our full address is Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ and the what3words is chop.feeds.chase.

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

Access bookings can be made by email or phone. They will also be available in person from our venue from 27 September 2023.

This event takes place in the Warehouse at Aviva Studio. This is a large, high ceilinged space.

There is step-free access to all areas of the venue and the performance space. Access to the Warehouse is via lifts (or stairs) which are located to the left of the city entrance to the building.

For this gig, we will have two accessible viewing platforms available for anyone who needs a wheelchair space or a seat for access reasons. AVP 1 is a small, lower platform with ramp access, which is located to one side of the room closer to the stage area – this has limited capacity. The second, larger capacity AVP 2 is located towards the back of the Warehouse – it is higher above the crowd and has lift access at either end which will be staffed throughout the night. This platform will have dedicated bar service.

The bars at our venue have lowered accessible service points, and induction loops at selected till points.

There is likely to be high noise levels and use of lighting effects such as strobe/haze used at this event.

You can find further information about general accessibility at Aviva Studios on our main Access Information page

There are accessible toilets on all public levels of our building.

Accessible toilets are located inside the main toilets space in the brick arches of the Social.

Here you’ll find a mixture of accessible cubicles with left- or right-hand transfer, as well as ambulant accessible cubicles with grab rails. This is also where you can find our Changing Places facility.

The toilets in the brick arches of the Social are gender neutral, so you can use facilities in any of the three arches.

There are additional accessible toilets in located in both Hall Foyers, at stalls and circle level.

You do not need a key to use the accessible toilets at Aviva Studios.

Assistance dogs are welcome at Aviva Studios, and we can provide mats and bowls in the Social on request. For this show, where the noise levels are likely to be too high for assistance dogs to go into the performance, we are happy to take care of your dog while you are enjoying the gig.

If you need to bring your assistance dog to this event, please get in touch with us on access@factoryinternational.org or by calling 0161 817 4531 (lines are open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) so that we can make appropriate arrangements with you.

We will be using Williams WaveCAST headsets for both assisted listening and personal induction loops in the building. For this gig, we will have WaveCAST headsets with earphones for assisted listening, and with neckloops for personal induction loops for hearing aid users available to borrow – please ask one of our hosts when you arrive, or email access@factoryinternational.org. You can also download the WaveCAST app to your own device, and use your own earphones to join the assisted listening channel for the event when you arrive.

Travel information

Aviva Studios can be approached along Water Street (coming from Quay Street) or along Liverpool Road (coming from Deansgate or Castlefield).

Our closest stations are:

Salford Central station: 0.4 miles

Deansgate station and Deansgate-Castlefield tram: 0.6 miles

St Peter’s Square tram: 0.6 miles

Manchester Victoria station is approximately one mile from Aviva Studios

Manchester Piccadilly station is approximately 1.3 miles from Aviva Studios

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

Free bus services stop at all city-centre stations, and near to Aviva Studios along Deansgate, Bridge St and Quay St. Buses on these free routes are wheelchair accessible. For full details of the free bus routes, please visit the TfGM website.

There is a car park approximately 0.6 miles from Aviva Studios at Water Street Car Park, New Elm Rd, Manchester, M3 4JH.

There is also a NCP car park (Manchester Spinningfields) approximately 0.5 miles away from Aviva Studios at Spinningfields, New Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3BE. It has 35 accessible bays.

There are a small number of Blue Badge spaces along Water St and Quay St. Otherwise head towards Liverpool Road, Great John St and Lower Byrom St – close to our neighbours, the Science and Industry Museum where there are a small number of additional Blue Badge spaces.

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

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