53two’ is Manchester’s newest and most versatile arts venue. Tucked away under Deansgate’s famous arches and neighbour to Deansgate Locks, this former car show room is a hidden gem in Manchester’s cultural scene. Plus, it’s a venue with a conscience. All proceeds are invested in artist training and development. What’s not to love?
- Car parking – Yes
- Refreshments – Yes
- Accessible toilet – Yes
- Free Wi-Fi – No
The theatre is wheelchair accessible. There isn’t a limit to the number of wheelchair spaces we have available, but please let us know in advance if you would like to book a wheelchair seat so we can reserve you a space.
Some sat-nav’s don’t like the real postcode, so try M1 5LN. This will take you to a small bar which is opposite Park Avenue Car Park. 53two is located inside that car park. Head through the gates, veer right and you’ve arrived.
Still can’t find us? Told you it is a hidden gem. 53two is on Albion Street, between the Hacienda/HOME Theatre and The Bridgewater Hall, but across the road. It’s also opposite The Britons Protection if you’re more of a drinker than music and arts lover, or opposite a street called Trumpet Street/Armed Forces Careers Office.
By tram: the nearest Metrolink stop is Deansgate-Castlefield
By bus: the free Metroshuttle bus two stops outside Deansgate Station, which is a five-minute walk from 53two (though the last bus is at 6.30pm, so this option will only work if you fancy a pre-drink or meal nearby, as our event starts in the evening)
By train: Deansgate Station is a five-minute walk from 53two
By car: we’re located in the Park Avenue Car Park which charges approx £4 for two hours. There are several other parks within walking distance of 53two, including the Deansgate NCP multi-story car park and Lower Moseley Street Car Park