Getting here

Opening Hours:

Z-arts is open 9am – 9pm Weekdays and 9am – 5pm Saturdays, dependent on events and activities. Our year-round programme of children and family theatre means that sometimes we are open on Sundays. In these cases, the building will be open 1 hour before a show starts.

Our full address is:

335 Stretford Road
M15 5ZA

Box Office: 0161 226 1912

Z-arts is within walking distance of Manchester City Centre and many of the surrounding neighbourhoods. We encourage people to get here on foot, by public transport or on your bike. We believe in minimising our impact on the environment and we are currently campaigning for better public transport links for Hulme.


Z-arts is easily accessible from Manchester City Centre.

Situated on Stretford Road in a prime location overlooking Hulme Park, we are a 15 minute walk from Oxford Road Station.

Directions are available from Google Maps by typing in Z-arts as your destination and your location as your journey origin.


Z-arts has cycling racks situated outside the cafe entrance. We are currently looking into secure internal cycle storage. Please do ask at reception if you are able to bring your bike inside and where possible we will accommodate this.

Public Transport

Bus to Z-arts

Stagecoach Buses logo - blue, orange and red circle with the word 'Stagecoach' written in blue next to it

The following bus services run regularly at ten minute intervals from Piccadilly Gardens and take 10 minutes to get to the Hulme Library stop which is two buildings down from Z-arts: 250, 256, 263

Plan your journey at


Train to Z-arts

Main stations: Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria.

Piccadilly Station is just a five minute walk from Piccadilly Gardens bus rank where you can catch one of the regular bus services that will take you to Z-arts.

Oxford Road Station is also serviced by the 250 and 263 bus services and is just a 15 minute walk away from Z-arts.

Directions are available from Google Maps by typing in Z-arts as your destination and your location as your journey origin.

For information on train services, routes and timetables, please visit the following links:

Or call 08457 484950


Metrolink to Z-arts

Metrolink is Greater Manchester’s tram network. Trams run on a frequent basis so there is no need to worry about a timetable, just show up to your nearest stop and your next tram won’t be far away. Please be sure to purchase a ticket before boarding however, as tickets are not available on the trams themselves.

Our nearest Metrolink stations are Deansgate (23 mins walk) or Trafford Bar (22 mins walk).

For more information please visit


Photo of Manchester Metrolink Tram


Close to M60 for all motorway routes. There is ample street parking around Z-arts, with Pay and Display parking enforcements. For the Satellite Navigation, our postcode is M15 5ZA.

On-street parking is available, restrictions are in place from Mon-Fri 8am-6pm only. After 6pm and at the weekend these restrictions are lifted. There are disabled parking bays at the front of the venue, and on some streets you are able to park for an hour or 3 hours for free.

Please be considerate of our neighbours when parking, making sure you are only in one parking space and not blocking any driveways.


We have wheelchair access with ramps and lifts as well as on-street parking. If you have any specific needs or would like more information please contact us on 0161 226 1912 or email