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Salford, MediaCityUK

Salford, MediaCityUK

MediaCityUK is a bustling community home to the BBC, ITV, SIS, dock10 and over 100 creative and media related businesses. MediaCityUK is Manchester’s newest destination and we love working with our neighbours and business brands to bring innovative events and activities to our community. Atmosphere is central to the MediaCityUK ethos and with a host of cultural and sporting attractions, cinemas, world class events, shopping, an abundance of bars and restaurants and a diversity of people living and working here – atmosphere is certainly something that is never lacking.


Come and join us for The Royal Ballet's Mayerling on Thursday 13 June, 2013 at 7.30pm
duration approximately 3 hours

Pre-performance screening starts at 7.10pm

Performance starts at 7.30pm BP
Act I lasts 41 mins
Interval starts at 8.11pm and lasts 20 mins
Act II begins at 8.31pm and lasts 52 mins
Interval starts at 9.23pm and lasts 20 mins
Act III begins at 9.43pm and lasts 38 mins
Curtain down at 10.21pm
All timings are approximate

La rondine

Come and join us for The Royal Opera's La rondine on Thursday 11 July, 2013 at 7.30pm
duration approximately 2 hours 25 minutes

Pre-performance screening starts at 7.10pm

Performance starts at 7.30pm
Act I and Act II last 75 mins (with a 5 minute pause between acts)
Interval starts at 8.50pm and lasts 30 mins
Act III begins at 9.20pm and lasts 40 mins
Curtain down at 10pm
All timings are approximate


Come and join us for The Royal Opera's Tosca on Thursday 18 July, 2013 at 7.30pm
duration approximately 3 hours

Pre-performance screening starts at 7.10pm

Performance starts at 7.30pm
Act I lasts 50 mins
Interval starts at 8.20pm and lasts 25 mins
Act II begins at 8.45pm and lasts 45 mins
Interval starts at 9.30pm and lasts 25 mins
Act III begins at 9.55pm and lasts 30 mins
Curtain down at 10.25pm
All timings are approximate

What I need to know before I attend:

 In the interest of public safety, the following conditions will apply at the MediaCityUK Big Screen:

 • Free entry to the event enclosure is on a first come first served basis subject to capacity.

• Event stewards will be entitled to search persons and/or their possessions on entry to the event enclosure. Staff will not take responsibility for any prohibited items.

• Prohibited items include, but are not restricted to, large parasols, gazebos, awnings and portable barbecues.

• The organisers reserve the right to refuse admission to the event enclosure for whatever reason.

• All children (under 16) must be accompanied by an adult.

• You are welcome to bring a picnic, but for safety reasons, please do not bring any glass containers to the event.

How do I get there?

Our city is extremely well connected by a variety of different transport modes, from bus to car, tram to bike.  Where we can, we encourage people working, living or visiting our destination to travel sustainably and responsibly by offering a range of non-car modes. As a destination goes, MediaCityUK is extremely well connected by a variety of different transport modes, from bus to car, tram to bike.  We have listed below, a snapshot of the alternative ways in which to get to us. If you need further information, then you can download our sustainable travel pack that details, in depth, all the ways in which you can travel to MediaCityUK.


We have a number of Metrolink tram stops at our destination, including the new tram terminus at the heart of MediaCityUK. Trams are a quick and easy way to reach us as they are direct from Manchester City Centre and Eccles, which all have excellent connections to other tram, rail and bus routes across Greater Manchester, the North West and nationally.

MediaCityUK is served by a number of dedicated bus routes offering journeys to Manchester City Centre, Salford, Salford Crescent Station, Altrincham, Sale and the Trafford Centre. It is easy to connect to bus services to MediaCityUK at both Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester City Centre (25 minutes on the x50) and at Salford Crescent (20 minutes on the CityConnect50)

The MediaCityUK tram service provides easy connections to National Rail stations at Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Deansgate. Salford Crescent Station is also directly connected to MediaCityUK via the CityConnect 50 bus service 

MediaCityUK is only a two-minute drive from the national motorway network (M602) and a ten-minute drive from Manchester City Centre.  The postcode for Satnav users is M50 2EQ.

TheGarage is MediaCityUK’s multi-storey car park providing 2300 secure parking spaces for occupiers, residents and visitors. It is accessed directly from Broadway and is open 24hrs and all weekend providing parking for events and leisure activities within both MediaCityUK and The Quays.  Manchester United Football Club is only a 20 minute walk away.

Occupiers, employees and residents can purchase discounted season tickets and allocated spaces in The Garage. 

 MediaCityUK also provides:

  • dedicated surface car parking for TheGreenhouse and ThePieFactory
  • a surface short-stay pay and display car park for Booths
  • easy access to the Lowry Outlet Shopping at MediaCityUK Car Park multi-storey car park
  • easy access to the Harbour City multi-storey car parking
  • disabled spaces in The Garage, Booths and on-street within MediaCityUK for a short-stay of up to 2 hours
  • motorcycle parking in The Garage, Lowry Mall or Harbour
  • The Lowry Coach Park provides free coach parking for up to 25 coaches free of charge. There are drop-off points outside the Lowry Theatre or within MediaCityUK.

MediaCityUK is easy to reach by bike or on foot with direct access to safe and attractive cycling and walking routes. Located in Irwell River Park, many of these routes utilise the Manchester Ship Canal, the River Irwell and the Bridgewater Canal to provide safe traffic-free journeys to/from MediaCityUK.


A variety of boat services and cruises are available seasonally, including a cruise from The Quays down the Manchester Ship Canal to Liverpool. Contact Salford Tourist Information Centre for details or alternatively visit Mersey Ferries for their latest timetables.

The dedicated MediaCityUK taxi pick-up/drop off point is located to the rear of Dock House.  An additional drop-off is also located adjacent to Bridge House/Costa Coffee. We also have a taxi rank outside the Lowry.

 Local taxi companies include:

  • Salford Quays Taxis – 0161 660 6666
  • Swan Private Hire – 0161 707 3000
  • First Taxis – 0161 930 8888
  • 1010 Private Hire – 0161 793 1010
  • Quays Taxis – 0161 660 6666