Stretching out south from St Peter’s Square in the city centre, the Oxford Road Corridor is Manchester’s innovation district and is a destination with a unique concentration of knowledge, business and cultural assets.

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Until Sep 2022 British Art Show 9
HOME, Castlefield Gallery & the Whitworth | 26 May – 3 September 2022

British Art Show 9 explores three overarching themes – healing, care and reparative history; tactics for togetherness; and imagining new futures. Each of the four exhibitions will also adapt to local contexts. In Manchester the exhibition will engage with the evolving nature of work and the ongoing struggle to shape a new social contract.

Until Jul 2022 First Street Festival
HOME | 1 June – 2 July 2022

HOME present First Street Festival 2022, a five-weekend celebration with music and performance in Tony Wilson Place from 2nd June 2022.

Sep 2022 Manchester Psych Festival
YES | 3 September 2022

Manchester Psych Fest is an all-day celebration of psychedelic music and art, returning to the Oxford Road Corridor in September.

An image of an empty O2 Ritz Manchester with an impressive lighting one of the live music venues on the Oxford Road Corridor
Live Music

Manchester is undeniably one of the UK hotspots for live music. With many of its most iconic venues based on the Oxford Road Corridor.

Flowers in bloom at All Saints Park one of the green spaces on Oxford Road Corridor
Green Spaces

Oxford Road Corridor has a number of historic parks and contemporary green spaces to enjoy.

Our Vision

“ By 2025, Oxford Road Corridor will be Manchester’s cosmopolitan hub and world-class innovation district, where talented people from the city and across the world learn, create, work, socialise, live and do business; contributing to the economic and social dynamism of one of Europe’s leading cities.”

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June 2022 £21m Net Zero Operational Tech Hub at Manchester Science Park Reaches Practical Completion

Bruntwood SciTech’s 1 million sq ft masterplan for Manchester Science Park has taken another step forward as its £21m development, Base, reaches practical completion.

May 2022 Cultural Producer – Call for Expressions of Interest

We are seeking expressions of interest, from Greater Manchester-based cultural producers, both organisations and individuals, for a new event in October

May 2022 Oxford Road Corridor partners recognised for world-class research strength

The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan both score highly in the UK government’s Research Excellence Framework.

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