Band on the Wall is a not-for-profit venue run by registered charity Inner City Music.
Band on the Wall is located in the city centre in the bustling and bohemian Northern Quarter - very close to Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station and Piccadilly and Victoria Railway Stations. Below are approximate distances from key points to Band on the Wall. Please click to see map and route.
Piccadilly Railway Station0.8 miles
Victoria Railway Station0.5 miles
Shudehill Bus Station0.2 miles
Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station0.5 miles
Chorlton Street Bus Station0.7 miles
Tib Street NCP Car Park0.2 miles
Car ParkingDespite recent changes to parking in Manchester city centre the venue remains outside the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) so there is still limited free car parking after 6pm on both sides of Swan Street where Band on the Wall is located. There are also 24hr NCP car parks within 5 minutes walk of the venue. These are open 24 hours and charge for parking:
Manchester Transport Interchange
Shudehill High Street
0845 050 7080
Manchester Arndale Multi Storey Car Park
0845 050 7080
The renovated Band on the Wall seeks to maximise access for disabled people, whether customers, performers, staff or participants.There is level access to:The main venue ground floor (slight down gradient as you enter main door)The adjacent Picturehouse ground floorEducation rooms (via lift at Picturehouse ground floor)Recording studio (via lift)Audio- visual studio (via lift)Band on the Wall offices (via lift)The stage (via Picturehouse ground floor)Artists’ dressing rooms (via lift) with adjacent adapted toilet & shower roomFirst floor offices of GMMAZ, Music Leader & Sing Up (via lift & incline stair lift, 1.5M)There is a step between the Picturehouse ground floor and the main venue ground floor; however, this can be avoided either by exiting from the Picturehouse and re- entering the main venue (red door) or via a lobbied ramp between the two spaces. For this latter option, ask at the bar for assistance.There is an induction loop in the foyer.There are adapted toilets on all floors. The Picturehouse is