Plan Your Visit

Discover RNCM: Saturday 8 July

We’re located on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street West, one mile south of the city centre.

Manchester is an ever-evolving city which can often mean road diversions, so we recommend visitors travel by public transport where possible. Oxford Road connects the RNCM by bus to the city centre and to Oxford Road, Piccadilly and Victoria railway stations. Oxford Road Station is approximately a 15-minute walk away and our main entrance is on Booth Street West.

By Bus

Buses from Piccadilly Bus Station (Piccadilly Gardens) to the Oxford Road area include:
16, 41, 42, 43, 44, 85, 86, X41, X57, 111, 142, 143, 157, 250, 263, 291

Buses from Oxford Road Station: Any bus that runs down Oxford Road (away from the city)

Buses from Manchester Airport: 43, 44

Bus from Piccadilly Train Station: 147

By Taxi

Taxi ranks are at each railway station and the fare to the RNCM is approximately £8 – 9.

If you’re travelling from Manchester Airport, the fare is approximately £25 – £30.

By Metrolink

Alight at St Peter’s Square and walk or catch a bus along Oxford Road.

By Road

Plan your route via


If you have any access requirements or need Blue Badge parking, please contact us in advance via [email protected] or 0161 907 5200.


The RNCM underground carpark will be open from 7:30am-11:30pm, located next to the college in the basement of Sir Charles Groves Hall of Residence. The current charge is £3.50 payable at the machine. Please note, this car park is expected to be very busy, an option close by includes Manchester University (Booth Street West).

RNCM Food and Drink

Our café will be serving breakfast from 8.30am, so there’s plenty of time to eat before registration if you arrive early. We’ll also be offering hot and cold food throughout the day.

Anna Meredith: FIBS with the RNCM Festival Orchestra, Depot Mayfield

If you’re planning to round off the day by joining us at Depot Mayfield for our spectacular end of year event in partnership with MIF23, there are a few important things to note. Please ensure you read the information below carefully, and if you have any questions, a member of open day staff will be able to help you.

All complementary tickets for open day visitors have now been allocated, and will be available for collection at your open day registration point. If you haven’t requested a ticket, but would like to come along, please ask your student ambassador at registration if there have been any returns or cancellations. These will be reallocated on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets are still available to purchase online here.

Entrance to the venue is is via the Temperance Street doors (8 Temperance St, Manchester M12 6HR). What3Words: Dress.Bumps.Stuck.

There will be a number of Festival staff located around the venue to help all visitors with way finding.

This performance contains no material likely to offend, but the venue will be dark and the music will be loud. All under 18s must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

Event Timings
Doors open at 7:30pm, and the RNCM Pre-Show featuring emerging classical/pop crossover artists — Norrisette, Molly Becker, Beatriz Carvalho, and Talland Quartet —  begins at 8pm.

Last entry to the venue is 9pm.

Assistance dogs are welcome at Depot Mayfield. If you’re bringing your assistance dog to Depot Mayfield, please be mindful that there will be high noise levels at this event.

If you have any concerns about access at this event, if your circumstances have changed since booking, or if you plan on bringing your assistance dog, please let us know in advance by emailing [email protected].

The full venue address is Depot Mayfield, 11 Baring Street, Manchester, M1 2PY. What3words: Admire.Clear.Busy.

Visiting by Train or Metrolink: The closest stations to Mayfield Depot are: Manchester Piccadilly station: 0.2 miles; St Peter’s Square tram: 0.9 miles; Deansgate station; Deansgate-Castlefield tram: 1.1 miles

Visiting by Bike: There are 30 bike parking spaces at Piccadilly Station, Fairfield Street, Manchester M1 2PH.

Visiting by Bus: Free bus services stop at all city-centre stations. Buses on these free routes are wheelchair accessible. For full details of the free bus routes, please visit the TfGM website. Piccadilly Gardens Bus Terminal: 0.6 miles; Chorlton Street Bus Station: 0.5 miles.

Visiting by Car: The nearest accessible NCP Car Parks to Depot Mayfield are Minshull Street and Sheffield Street. Minshull Street: 0.5 miles;  Sheffield Street: 0.2 miles.

The closest parking bays are on Chorlton street, opposite Churchills Pub (7 Bays). Chorlton street: 0.5 miles.

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