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thestudio is located at the Hive on Lever Street, in Manchester's vibrant Northern Quarter, only 5-10 minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and with excellent bus and tram stops close by. The closest tram stop is Piccadilly Gardens. Our nearest main car park is The Northern Quarter NCP on Church Street, the postcode for this is M4 1LX.

By Rail
There are two main line stations within walking distance of thestudio, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria. Train times and fares can be found here

Walking from Manchester Piccadilly Station - 10 mins
On leaving Piccadilly Station via 'Piccadilly' exit, turn right, walking down the ramp towards the City centre and Piccadilly Gardens. Follow the path until you see Tesco Express on your left hand side. Cross over Newton Street and take the next turning on the right into Lever Street, continue along crossing Back Piccadilly, Dale Street, Stevenson Square and Faraday Street, thestudio is located on your left at 51 The Hive.


There are several car parks within easy walking distance of thestudio, limited Pay and Display parking is available next to the Hive, this is accessed via Oldham Street. We have discounted rates at our nearest main car park The Northern Quarter NCP on Church Street. The postcode for this is M4 1LX.

To obtain discounted parking at the Northern Quarter Church Street car park simply ask for an NCP validation ticket at thestudio reception. When you are ready to exit the car park, simply insert your original parking ticket into the payment machines along with the validation ticket to activate the discount.

Walking from Church Street Car Park - 3 mins
To walk to the studio from this car park, leave via the Tib Street exit, turn left and cross into Hilton Street, follow Hilton Street which crosses Oldham Street, then Spear Street becoming Stevenson Square. At Stevenson Square turn left onto Lever Street, thestudio at the Hive is located on your left opposite Griffin House. Our entrance is at number 51 The Hive (the 3rd entrance on the left)

By Road
From the Inner Ring Road (Great Ancoats Street) turn into Newton Street, take the 5th Right onto Hilton Street which becomes Stevenson Square. Turn right onto Lever Street. thestudio is located on your left after approximately 50 metres. Our entrance is at number 51 The Hive (the 3rd entrance on the left)

By Bicycle
Bike racking, changing rooms and showers are located on the ground floor of our Manchester location and are available for the use of studio guests. If you’re arriving by bicycle then please let us know and we will confirm arrangements to you. .

Staying over?
If you’re looking for overnight accommodation in either of our cities we’re happy to make recommendations.

Disabled Parking
The closest disabled parking spot is on Port Street which is just around the corner from Lever Street. Delegates would need an Orange or Blue Badge. Manchester City Council information for disabled parking can be found here.

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Call the Manchester venue direct on 0121 634 2851 and we'll do our best to guide you in.