Exterior view of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester

Royal Northern College of Music

The RNCM is a leading international conservatoire located in the heart of Manchester. The RNCM’s history goes back to 1893 when Sir Charles Hallé founded the Royal Manchester College of Music. When this was merged with the Northern School of Music, the RNCM was born. Today, the College is a thriving conservatoire with around 320 teaching staff and over 800 students from 60 different countries.


  • Car park – Nearby
  • Refreshments – Yes
  • Accessible toilets – Yes
  • Baby change facilities – Yes
  • Free Wi-Fi – Yes

Access information

Please call the RNCM reception on 0161 907 5300 to reserve a disabled parking space. Wheelchair access is available, via lifts, to all performing venues and public spaces and there are low-level counters available at the Box Office and Bar. There are disabled toilet facilities on all levels.

Guide dogs are admitted, though please let us know in advance so we can make the appropriate preparations.

The RNCM Concert Hall and RNCM Theatre are fitted with Sennheiser infra-red hearing assistance systems and receivers. They are available from Front of House staff on request. Receivers can be used in conjunction with a normal hearing aid (which should be switched to the ‘T’position) or an earpiece available at the venue. Please call the Box Office on 0161 907 5555 if you would like any additional information, and we’ll do our very best to help you.

Getting there

By bus: the nearest bus stops are directly outside the entrance and along Oxford Road, which service a range of locations

By bike: there are bicycle racks along Oxford Road

By car: the nearest car parks are the Manchester Business School and The Aquatics Centre car parks. The Sir Charles Groves Hall becomes a public car park after 5pm until 11.30pm. The car park is open from 6am until 11.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Please see www.rncm.ac.uk/parking  for more information

By train: the nearest train station is Oxford Road, which is a 15-minute walk from the RNCM


Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD

Telephone: 0161 907 5555

Email: info@rncm.ac.uk

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Accessibility information

Please call 0161 907 5200 or email info@rncm.ac.uk