General Info and FAQs

Car Parking

We have a limited number of car parking spaces available on-site for event organisers; please ask your event planner for availability and to pre-book a space.

For satellite navigation, the Hall’s postcode is M2 3WS. The nearest car parks are NCP Manchester Central (formerly G-Mex), NCP Great Northern or NCP Oxford Street. Manchester Central car park is linked directly to The Bridgewater Hall by an underpass beneath Lower Mosley Street. From this well-lit underground walkway, take the lift, ramp or steps up to Barbirolli Square just outside the Hall’s main entrance.

Public Transport

Deansgate Metrolink and train stations are 0.2 miles and a 3 minute walk.

Oxford Road train station is 0.4 miles and a 9 minute walk.

St Peter’s Square Metrolink is 0.2 miles and a 3 minute walk.

Metroshuttle free bus linking all major transport links and car parks.



INNSIDE, Melia Manchester **** (Bridgewater Hall Partner)
1 First Street, Manchester, M15 4RP
0161 200 2500
Walking distance 1 minute
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel **** (Formerly the Palace Hotel)
Oxford St, Manchester, M60 7HA
0161 288 1111
Walking distance 8 minutes
Hilton Manchester, Deansgate ****
303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ
0161 870 1600
Walking distance 4 minutes
The Midland Hotel ****
16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
0161 236 3333
Walking distance 2 minutes
Jurys Inn ***
56 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5LE
0161 953 8888
Walking distance 1 minutes
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel ****
Water St, Manchester M3 4JQ
0161 832 1188
Walking distance 11 minutes
The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel *****
Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP
0161 835 9929
Walking distance 3 minutes
Hotel Gotham *****
100 King Street, Manchester, M2 4WU
0161 413 0000
Walking distance 11 minutes
Hyatt Regency and Hyatt House ****
55 Booth Street West, Manchester M15 6PQ
0161 359 5550
Walking distance 15 minutes

Preferred Supplier

The Bridgewater Hall’s top choice for event entertainment suppliers.

Partners and Accreditations

 Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce   Unique Venues of Manchester Environmental Business Pledge

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any restrictions on room hire at The Bridgewater Hall? 

We run a full programme of concerts and community engagement events at the Hall and evening availability can be limited, however please check availability with the Conferences & Events team as we also run a busy conference and events programme alongside the artistic schedule.

Do the rooms offer natural daylight?

All conference rooms and foyer spaces have natural light and floor to ceiling windows. The Auditorium is an enclosed performance space ideal for a variety of large scale yet intimate events.

Does the venue have any outdoor space?

The Piazza outside the Hall is available on request, please ask your event planner for further details.

Can I arrange a site visit?

The Conferences & Events team are always happy to show clients our fabulous spaces. We find this is a useful exercise as our spaces are so unique and varied.

What is included in the venue’s standard DDR package?

All Day Delegate Packages include, room hire, 3 x refreshment breaks, finger buffet lunch and basic AV equipment as a minimum.

What is the earliest time that I can access my meeting room?

Most standard room hires are from 7.30am, additional access can be arranged, please ask your event planner for further details and availability.

Does the venue supply free WiFi?

Yes all areas of the Hall have free WiFi available, bandwidth may vary depending on event requirements and an extended bandwidth can be arranged on request.

Can we have our event material delivered to the venue prior to our event?

We have limited storage, however we are more than happy to help where we can, please always check with your event planner in advance of sending event materials.

Who provides the catering at the venue?

All our catering is produced in house, whatever your requirements, our Head Chef, Marco Giuseppe Tedde will be able to produce the perfect menu to compliment your event.

Does the venue cater for special dietary requirements?

The majority of dietary requirements can be catered for, let us know in advance of your event day and we will make arrangements to suit your guests. The events team will always be able to provide allergen information for all food and drink prepared on site.


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