Manchester Central is designed for maximum accessibility at all their events. Most of their exhibition space is on the ground floor/street level and can be easily accessed via the main entrance. Entrances are fully accessible and foyer entrances are sensor-activated. Events on the first floor can be accessed via stairs or lifts.
Signage uses pictorial symbols and there are contrasting graphics on the wall-to-floor glazing. They welcome assistance dogs and have Induction Loop facilities in Exchange Auditorium and Central and Charter Foyers.
The venue is committed to continually improving accessibility and always welcome feedback from its visitors. Recent improvements include: disability awareness staff training; refurbished toilet facilities; smooth paving over cobbled access areas; highlighted nosing and additional handrails; and Deaf Alerter - a radio-based fire alarm.
They have lots of room for wheelchairs and have some self-propelled wheelchairs available for use within the venue. To enquire, contact the First Aid department on +44 (0)161 834 2700 ext. 2211
Every visitor who comes to Manchester Central may have their bags searched.
We therefore ask you to consider keeping bags and possessions to a minimum. Please also consider the size of your bag - we recommend just one small bag or handbag - to minimise the time it takes to search and gain access to the event. When planning your arrival to the venue, we suggest you allow some extra time for security checks.