HOME was formed by the merger of two of Manchester’s arts organisations, Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company. It includes theatre spaces, a five screen cinema and an art gallery.
The address of HOME is 2, Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN. It is situated in the new First Street area of Manchester city centre, just off Whitworth Street West.
It sits next to the railway arches between Oxford Road and Deansgate train stations. The front entrance is opposite the Number One First Street building. The square outside of HOME is pedestrianised but Whitworth Street West and Medlock Street are fully functioning two way roads.
Customers arriving by car can be dropped off on Whitworth Street West in front of the silver bollards underneath railway arch 70, next to Belvoir Lettings. It is approximately 100 metres from here to the main entrance, on a flat paved pedestrianised road.
On street parking bays can be found on Whitworth Street West where disabled badge holders can park for free. There is a Q-Park multi-story car park next to HOME with 28 disabled parking bays available. Access from Q-Park is via a lift and then up a ramp to HOME’s main entrance. The Q-Park facility is not free but HOME customers can request a 20% discount from the Box Office.
Buses 105 and 256 from Piccadilly Gardens stop on Medlock Street. Alternatively, you can use the Metro shuttles which are free buses that link main rail stations, car parks, shopping areas and businesses in the city centre. Metro shuttle buses run from Piccadilly, Salford Central, Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate rail stations.
There are three circular routes and the green and purple routes 2 and 3, stop near HOME. For further information and to plan your journey you can go to tfgm.com/Metroshuttle, or follow on Twitter @OfficialTfGM for the latest public transport updates.
Deansgate-Castlefield is the nearest Metrolink tram stop, which is less than five minutes’ walk from HOME. The nearest train stations are Deansgate and Oxford Road, which are both five minutes’ away. If you arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria, it’s a 20 minute walk or a short journey by tram or Metroshuttle.
There is a taxi rank outside Sainsbury’s by Oxford Road Train Station.
There are steps or ramps at the entrance into the theatre, which has automatic glass doors. Staff are located at the entrance should you require any assistance.
The Box Office is located directly opposite the main entrance and you can collect your headsets from here. If you would like to listen to the introductory notes, you should collect your headset in good time to take your seat fifteen minutes before the start of the performance.
The get to toilets on the ground floor go to the left of the Box Office and then take a right turn. There are accessible toilets on all floors and staff will be on hand to direct you.
There is a bar on the ground floor to the left of the main entrance. This serves hot and cold drinks, alcohol, pizza, crisps and cake. The bar and café areas are the hub of the building, with many people relaxing and working in these spaces throughout the day, creating a buzzing and relaxed atmosphere.
A more formal restaurant with a greater food selection is located on the first floor. There is a lift to the right of the main entrance. Once on the first floor, from the lift turn left for the restaurant.
Please note, there is no cloakroom at HOME so you will need to keep your personal belongings with you.
There are four entrances into the auditorium, two for the stalls seating on the ground floor and two for the circle or Upper Circle on the first floor.
The theatre auditorium is a new and contemporary theatre space. There are approximately 500 seats on three levels. All seats flip up and different coloured seats are dotted around the space to break up the formality. There are a total of 7 different colours including reds, oranges and purples. On the stalls level the floor slopes down slightly towards the stage. None of the seats are more than 10 metres from the stage. If you require audio description you are likely to be sat towards the front of the ground floor stalls level.
Please note that this information has been supplied by the venue and although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.
Useful information and contact numbers
Guide Dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at HOME. If you are taking your dog into the auditorium, or if you would like theatre staff to look after your dog during the performance, please let Front of House know, if you have not already done so. For this, or any other queries you may have about your visit, you can call Simon Fisher through the main switchboard on 0161 228 7621. Further information is also available at www.homemcr.org or. you can email the Box Office on: [email protected] Listings of all events at HOME are available in large print and audio CD.