Hire FAQ

We’ve answered some frequently asked questions about hiring our venues below.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact [email protected] for booking performances and [email protected] for conferencing requirements.

Where is the RNCM?

The RNCM is at 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD. Head south down Oxford Road from Piccadilly Rail Station towards the universities, or jump on the number 85, 86, or 250 bus from Piccadilly Bus Station. The entrance is located around the corner from Oxford Road on Booth Street West and the venues are behind reception, past the café and bar.

How accessible is the building?

The RNCM is a fully accessible venue equipped with lifts to all venues, accessible seating, toilets and (limited) blue badge parking. Should you need any more information regarding accessibility at the RNCM please contact reception on 0161 907 5200.

What is the parking like at RNCM?

Please see this page for more information on parking.

What are the RNCM venue capacities?

RNCM Theatre: fixed auditorium seating at 607, plus 50 removable pit seats if you want to boost your numbers

RNCM Concert Hall: fixed auditorium seating at 445 or 610 with balcony seating, with options for 695 seats in-the-round and a maximum 730 seated capacity with a 10m x 5m stage

Carole Nash Recital Room: 100 floor seats.

Forman Lecture Theatre: 150 seats

Where do I find technical/setup information?

For all venue and technical information, please contact our Events Manager Paul Cobban at [email protected] or call 0161 907 5289.

Can I hire the RNCM’s venues for my event?

Absolutely, although this depends on availability, the type of show you’re planning and what else may be taking place around the building at the time of your event. For more information, including availability and hire charges, please contact our Events Manager contact Paul Cobban at [email protected] or 0161 907 5289.

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