Castlefield Bowl is Manchester’s outdoor amphitheatre used for various music events, festivals and some private functions. With 8,000 person capacity, the venue is now used for Manchester’s yearly ‘Summer in the City’ music performances. The most fascinating upcoming events are Rhianna's concert
, Manchester Jazz Festival, and Sounds of the City live music event.
The venue’s address is Rice Street, Castlefield, Manchester.
By train and tube: Metro links are not available in Manchester as of 2016. However, Deansgate train station is just 5-minutes away. There is also a tram stop called Deansgate-Castlefield just a 3-minute walk away.
By bus: A free shuttle operates from Manchester Piccadilly, and Shudehill stops to Deansgate and Liverpool Road, both are 5-minute walk away from Castlefield Bowl.
By car: follow the map directions to get to the venue. A6042 directions run close to the Castlefield Bowl.
International: For a direct transport option, consider getting a taxi. Alternatively, National Express bus number 381 will take you from Manchester Airport to Coach Station for 2.20 pounds. The bus departs every 40 minutes. From there, you would need to walk approximately 3 minutes to Piccadilly Station. Catch bus number 33 from Piccadilly station to Watson Street, then walk 6 minutes to Castlefield Bowl.
The venue does not have its own parking facilities. On-street parking spaces are very limited, and the nearest parking lot is NCP at the Great Northern Warehouse, a 7-minute walk away. There are also parking spots for invalids down the Rice Street, just 2-minutes away from the facility. Note that the pathway leading to the place from Rice Street is cobblestone; please, keep this in mind if using a wheelchair.
Accessibility for people with special needs
A wheelchair access is offered from Duke Street; you can also book a wheelchair space by contacting Michael at 0161 834 40 26. However, you would need to provide proof of disability at the entrance. Inside the Bowl, step free access is available in all areas. Several toilets are adapted for disabled patrons.