Manchester Central is designed for maximum accessibility at all our events. Most of our exhibition space is on the ground floor/street level and can be easily accessed via the main entrance. Our entrances are fully accessible and our foyer entrances are sensor-activated. Events on the first floor can be accessed via stairs or lifts.
Our signage uses pictorial symbols and there are contrasting graphics on the wall-to-floor glazing. We welcome assistance dogs and have Induction Loop facilities in Exchange Auditorium and Central and Charter Foyers.
We are committed to continually improving accessibility for the venue and always welcome feedback from our 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.
We 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 or email us. Bookings should be made in advance as availability cannot be guaranteed otherwise.