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Academy Theatre

Academy Theatre

Co-op Academy Manchester

Plant Hill Road

Higher Blackley

M9 0WQ

Academy website

Contact the Theatre Manager and Box Office

0161 300 5909

Contact the Lettings Officer

0161 300 5912

How to find us

From the M60, take junction 19 towards Manchester. Turn left on to Victoria Avenue, and after a mile turn right onto Plant Hill Road. The Academy Theatre is down the road, on the right.

Pedestrian access

The main pedestrian access to the Academy Theatre is via Gate 3. The Gate 4 car park has a walkway leading down past the School building.

In both instances, the theatre entrance can be found on the right, before you reach the Main Reception and should be used when visiting the theatre as an audience member.

For all other meetings / contracting work please enter the Co-op Academy via the Main Reception entrance were you will be signed in by our Reception Staff.

Car parking

Visitors to the Theatre can park in any of the academy's car parks. The gate labelled Gate 4 is a spacious car park and closest to the Theatre.

Disabled visitor access

Disabled bays are available at the front of the academy near the bus bays. Please use the buzzer at Gate 1 to access these, or, if out out of office hours / term time, please contact the Theatre Manager.

Bus routes

Please see Transport for Greater Manchester’s website for the latest information:

  • First service 42 – Manchester, Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall, Alkrington, Middleton

  • Stagecoach service 56 – Manchester, Collyhurst, Lower Crumpsall

  • Stagecoach service 156 – Manchester, Collyhurst, Lower Crumpsall, Heaton Park, Rhodes, Middleton

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Bowker Vale (Stop A), Middleton Road, Crumpsall - which is a 1.17 mile journey to the Academy Theatre

By rail

The nearest railway station is Moston - a 2.5 journey to the Academy Theatre. Please see

Theatre loading bay

For any large deliveries to the Academy Theatre (equipment, set, costumes etc.), the backstage loading bay may used. This is accessed via the Gate 6 car park entrance and is down the private gated road. Please contact the Theatre Manager to ensure the gates are opened prior to your delivery.

Map - car parking.pdf