From Academy Music Group:
We strive to make all our shows at O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester accessible to everyone and to make sure things keep improving. Our venue was built in the early 1900s, so there are challenges, but together we can identify issues and come up with practical solutions. Your feedback is always welcome and we’ll do our best to be as flexible as possible to meet your needs.
We also accept the Access Card. It’s not compulsory, but it means you won’t have to provide repeat details every time you book, and lets us know about any support or facilities you’ll need when you visit.
If you don’t have one, you can complete one of our booking forms, just download it here, call, or email if you’d like us to send one by post.
With your say-so, we can add your access requirements to our internal database - for up to three years - and that way we’ll know what they are without you having to duplicate them when you book with us again. Just fill it in and send it back with the supporting documents we’ll ask you for within seven days of your booking.
You have our assurance the information you supply is confidential and only for the purpose it’s provided.
Please get in touch with us before you buy your tickets. Just email us to advise your access and personal assistant requirements.
After that part’s done, and you’ve purchased your ticket through an authorised outlet, just get back in touch with us to finish up your reservation. We’ll do our best to make it as smooth a process as possible for you.
If you need a ticket for a companion or personal assistant, please just let us know when you book. We offer one companion ticket, free of charge, to provide support you need and additional assistance in the event of an emergency evacuation.
So you know, proof of eligibility will be required.
Alternatively, if you have an Access Card please provide your full name and the card number.
Our full Essential Companion Policy can be found here.
Our box office doesn’t have a lowered counter, so we ask that you speak to our staff upon arrival who will happily assist you.
All ticket orders will be processed in advance and advised prior to the show, so please bring all your booking information with you.
Head over to Venue Info for all travel information and accessible options for getting to us.
Our transportation partner Uber has wheelchair accessible and mobility options in the app. Find out more at t.uber.com/uber.access
These are available when you book, but they’re limited on a first come, first served basis.
Blind or vision impaired visitors
If you need braille or large print material, please let us know in advance by contacting us by email or call +44 (0)161 273 7785.
Guide and assistance dogs
Guide and hearing assistance dogs are welcome, just be sure to let us know when you book.
We can discuss suitable locations where your dog can stay throughout the show. Alternatively, if you would like your dog to be looked after, we'll arrange for someone to meet you at the entrance and guide you to your seat. Dogs will be looked after throughout the event in a quiet location with somewhere to lay with a bowl of water.
*We recommend bringing hearing protection for your dog please.
If you need assistance, let us know in advance and someone will be waiting for you at the main entrance of O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester, just ask a member of our front of house staff to show you the way or we can provide a map of where to go.
We’d recommend arriving about 15 minutes before doors open, just to make things easier.
With any other access requirements, please let us know in advance and if you require a seat, our staff will assist.
Unfortunately, we do not have a lift to upper levels, so if you are unable to use stairs, please get in touch.
There’s a viewing area in stalls at O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester, wheelchair users will be directed to a raised platform in the stalls across the auditorium, it’s just to the right-hand side of the stage.
Any customers who may need a balcony seat, we do not have a lift unfortunately, so please be aware there are several steps to the balcony, with a turn, so once you’re inside the auditorium.
Please let us know in advance if you need any support from our staff.
Just so you know, e-cigarettes and vapes are not permitted, please see our FAQs for details.
On the ground level at the rear of the auditorium, there are two accessible toilets controlled by a RADAR key which staff will provide access to if needed. Additional toilets are available in the same area and the upper level, if that is where you are situated.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any lowered areas at our bars but there is a bar in the stalls areas and the upper level, and our bar staff will be happy to assist you with any service you may need.
Please let any staff members know if you need assistance for our cloakroom facilities when you arrive and they can help you in both stalls and upper level.
Medical room and emergencies
We have a medics room just inside the main entrance (ground level), if you require any assistance or a private area at any point, please just speak to a member of our staff. Any particular requirements can of course be asked in confidence and in advance. Just get in touch.
Customers with medical requirements
Should you need to bring food or drink to manage a medical condition, or bring medicines or medical equipment with you, just get in touch.
If there is merchandise for sale, you’ll usually find it inside the auditorium, so please ask our staff if you need any assistance.
Strobe lighting and special effects
Most shows and events now use strobe lighting and smoke effects, but we’ll make sure there are signs up to let you know and you can also ask when you arrive. If this is an issue, please do let one of our team know, before or during an event.