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The Oast House, Spinningfields, Manchester

Once home to hops and kilns in the 16th Century, The Oast House offers a vintage retreat in the heart of Spinningfields. Featuring heated canopies, a raised fire pit and two rustic outdoor bars, the beautifully designed courtyard space is a popular spot to soak up the sunshine and enjoy a range of pale ales, deli boards and hanging kebabs.

The Royal Ballet | Romeo and Juliet | 11 June at 7.30pm | pre-screening starts at 7pm

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece. Soak up free culture on your doorstep: watch The Royal Ballet on stage at the Royal Opera House in this free live screening at The Oast House's BP Big Screen.


The Royal Opera | Carmen | 2 July at 7pm| pre-screening starts at 6.30pm

Bizet's greatest opera tells the story of the enigmatic and seductive Carmen and the dangerous passion she arouses in Don José. Soak up free culture on your doorstep: watch The Royal Opera’s fresh take on this much-loved opera, complete with flamenco dancers, bull fighters – and a gorilla – all in a free live screening from the Royal Opera House.


The Royal Opera | The Marriage of Figaro | Tuesday 9 July at 7pm | pre-screening starts at 6.30pm

Revolution is in the air in The Royal Opera’s beautiful production of Mozart's great comic opera. Colourful characters mix with intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness in a multitude of dramatic twists. Watch a live screening of this famous opera direct from the Royal Opera House stage.

What do I need to know before I attend?

The Oast House Courtyard is easily accessible by all forms of transport and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The closest road access point is Wood Street.

This is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions.

In the interest of public safety, the following conditions will apply in The Oast House Courtyard:

  • Free entry to the event space is on a first come first served basis subject to capacity
  • Guests are not permitted to bring their own refreshments as these will be available to purchase from The Oast House
  • The organisers reserve the right to refuse admission to the event space for whatever reason
  • All children (under the age of 16) must be accompanied by an adult

Please note, the Royal Opera House always seeks guidance regarding content from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). While a 12A rating is the minimum classification level issued for all live screenings in the UK, our content can still be suitable for children of all ages. Click this link for further information regarding the classification of filmed content.

How do I get there?

The Oast House Courtyard is located within Spinningfields. Postcode: M3 3AY.

(For drop off only)
From Bridge Street: Turn onto Dolefield at the Co-Op convenience store.
From Deansgate (Heading North): Turn left onto Wood Street.
Please use the postcode M3 3AY as your SatNav destination.

Car Parks
NCP Bridge Street Open Air Car Park: M3 5AH.
NCP King Street West:, M3 2WY.

Closest Train station: Salford Crescent.
However most trains will leave/enter from Piccadilly and Victoria which is a 20 minute walk.

Closest station: St Peters Square.

Nearest stops are located on Bridge Street next to Co-Op.