Band on the Wall


"Band on the Wall has been a cornerstone of Manchester’s thriving music and cultural landscape for the greater part of a century. Our mission is to promote equality and diversity through music and to bring leading artists from around the world to the stage – both at our award-winning Manchester venue and nationally, through touring programmes and trailblazing creative music projects."
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Access Card Notes

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Contact details

Band on the Wall 25 Swan Street, The Northern Quarter, Manchester, North West, M4 5JZ
Phone: 0161 834 1786

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

There is level access to:

The main venue ground floor (slight down-gradient as you enter the main door)
The adjacent bar ground floor
Education rooms (via lift)
The stage (via bar, ground floor)
Artist dressing rooms (via lift) with adjacent accessible toilet and shower room
First floor offices (via lift)
There is a step between the bar and the main venue ground floor; however, this can be avoided either by exiting from the bar and re-entering the main venue via the adjacent red door, or via a lobbied ramp between the two spaces. Please ask at the bar or box office for assistance.

Short Distances

Short distance
Blue badge holders may park with a badge and clock displayed for up to three hours on a single or double yellow line (so long as no loading restrictions are in force). The clock must be set to show the time of arrival. This applies on Swan Street where Band on the Wall is located, and in all surrounding streets.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
There are four accessible toilets, all with level access, in:

The main venue; accessed from the corridor on the right, as you face the stage
The bar; on the left, as you face the bar
The basement, for the use of artists only, next door to the dressing rooms
The corridor on the first floor, for the use of staff and users of the education facilities
The entrances to all the accessible toilets are 92 cm wide and the internal dimensions are 2m x 2m. All are fitted with grab rails and electronic alarms. The internal dimensions of the accessible toilet/shower room for artists are 3.3m x 2.3m.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Guide Dog and Assistance Dog owners have important rights under the Equality Act 2010 (EA). Details can be found at

Assistance Dogs are welcome in the venue and bar. A bowl of water can be provided.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
If you require a personal assistant to attend with you, please contact us on 0161 830 3888 or email

Personal assistants gain free access, though one week’s prior notice is preferred. We do not require any evidence to support a personal assistant request.