If you are a regular theatre goer will know that Manchester Opera House parking and indeed the Palace Theatre costs a fortune. Usually I like to make an evening of it. Eat dinner in Manchester and catch up with a friend before the show.
However finding parking, or the right car park is a nightmare. And don’t even get me started on the queue to pay for my parking afterwards! So I wanted to share a few tips on cheap theatre parking in Manchester for the Palace Theatre and the Opera House.
I recently discovered a game changer in Manchester theatre parking.
The Palace and Opera House have secured special theatre goes rates with selected local car parks. This gives you the opportunity to secure cheap parking in Manchester.
And discount theatre parking makes a considerable saving on the cost of you evening.
So here is how to get cheap theatre parking in Manchester?
Where Do You Park For The Opera House Manchester?
Parking near Manchester Opera House costs £7.50 for 6 hours ( subject to change). You must validate at the theatre using the below car parks only.
Spinningfields NCP car park postcode M3 3BE and the Great Northern NCP warehouse 1 car park postcode M3 4EE ( not warehouse 2) are both a 4 minute walk to the Opera House. (Do not park in great Northern Warehouse 2 as these will not be validated)
And although Spinningfields offer an evening rate this is after 5pm. If you validate your ticket directly with the cloak room at the Opera House you can actually enter the car park earlier depending on what time your show ends.
We usually arrive between 4.30 and 5pm which would incur an extra charge at the car park even if you drive 5 minutes before 5pm.
Validate your ticket at the palace theatre at the interval. It saves the queueing at the ticket machine after the show. I hate the after theatre car park queue.
Cheap Palace Theatre Parking Manchester And Where To Park For The Palace Manchester
Parking at the Palace Theatre in Manchester also costs £7.50 for 6 hours ( subject to change) you must validate at the theatre.
You must validate your ticket before the show or at the interval to safe the faff of queueing after the show.
I hope that helps. There are usually posters around the theatres advertising the parking. However when you are excited to see a new show of one of your faves its just not something you are looking for. And if you do love a great show. check out my latest reviews here.