Manchester Academy 1

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Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester Academy 1 is part of a group of gig venues at Manchester University Students Union along with Academy 2, Academy 3 and Club Academy.

Academy 1 is a separate building to the south/left of the Students Union building and has a capacity of approximately 2300. It has recently been refurbished with new toilets and better disabled access. There is one bar in the foyer, and one inside the auditorium.

There is a large, cheap and recently refurbished student bar open to gig goers on the ground floor of the main SU building next to the Academy 1, this is often only open to people with tickets on the night of a gig.

Many gigs are moved between venues if they are more or less popular than the promoters anticipated, so don’t be surprised if your gig is in a different venue when you arrive. This doesn’t really matter as the venues are all next to each other.

Located on the University campus, opposite the medical school and Holy Name church.

Getting There

Arriving by coach at Manchester Central Coach Station

Leave the bus station on Chorlton Street turn left and walk the short distance up to Portland Street. Turn left onto Portland Street and find the bus stop outside the big insurance building set back from the road. Look out for buses in the 40s and ask the driver for the University. Get off at Dover Street near Holy Name Church or ask the driver when you think you are in the University area. Cross Oxford Road to the Union which is the large, three-storey building with red banners draped outside it.

Arriving by rail

Arriving at Victoria Station:

Contact Information

Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PR
United Kingdom
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0161 275 2930

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