Oxford Road Corridor is Manchester’s Knowledge Quarter. Stretching out south from St Peter’s Square in the city centre, it is a place where knowledge, business and culture thrive.

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Manchester Open Exhibition 2024
HOME | Until 28 April 2024

HOME’s Manchester Open returns in 2024. Greater Manchester’s largest open art exhibition will showcase the work of nearly 500 artists.

40 Years of the Future: Painting
Castlefield Gallery | Until 23 June 2024

40 Years of the Future: Painting welcomes back five artists who exhibited as part of Castlefield Gallery’s 1984 inaugural programme.

Home Run
SEESAW | Until 9 May 2024

Home Run – is a group exhibition showcasing works by Manchester-based artists Jack Berry, Jasper Cheng and Beth Murray.

Shirley Craven
The Whitworth | Until 11 May 2024

Over 80 of Shirley Craven’s bold abstract textiles are displayed together for the first time in over 60 years alongside newly acquired works.

BBC Philharmonic – Nordic Noir
The Bridgewater Hall | 27 April 2024

John Storgårds conducts The BBC Philharmonic in an evening of Nordic Noir featuring Lotta Wennäkoski, Sibelius and Bruckner.

Our Vision

“A place where knowledge business and culture thrive.
Oxford Road Corridor is a world-class knowledge quarter that transforms lives through research, innovation, skills and education”

Yourgene Health labs
Health & Life Sciences

Oxford Road Corridor is home to one of the largest clinical academic campuses in Europe, attracting clinicians, students and researchers from around the world.

Advanced Materials

Manchester is leading the 2D revolution and home to the UK’s leading research and innovation association of advanced materials.

Digital & Tech

The availability of digital talent generated by the two universities on the Oxford Road Corridor is a major factor in the city region’s success in attracting inward investment and growing new digital firms.

Latest News

March 2024 ¡Viva! The Spanish & Latin American Festival turns 30

Tom Grieve looks at what makes audiences return year after year, how ¡Viva! has evolved and what the future holds for the festival.

March 2024 Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester’s Bicentenary Year

Jonathan Schofield explores the fascinating shared history of Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester.

February 2024 The ID Manchester partnership to reactivate the Renold Building as Innovation Hub

ID Manchester partnership announce plans to reactivate the Renold Building as as Innovation Hub for forward-thinking entrepreneurs and SMEs.

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View of Circle Square from the pavilion at Symphony Park
Circle Square

Circle Square is an exciting multi-million pound, mixed-use neighbourhood, created on the site of the former BBC building on Oxford Road.

Back of Engels statue at First Street Manchester
First Street

First Street is a vibrant neighbourhood between Oxford Road and Deansgate, it is home to a number of businesses and is a popular spot for food, drink and culture.

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Explore the history of Manchester’s knowledge quarter through some of the area’s most significant landmarks and iconic buildings.

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Galleries & Museums

Some of the best Galleries & Museums in Manchester are here on Oxford Road Corridor. Explore a diverse programme for all cultural enthusiasts.

A cocktail from Brickhouse Social, one of the many spots to get a Cocktails on Oxford Road
Cocktails on Oxford Road

Oxford Road is packed with a great range of bars where you can get your fill of cocktails, spirits and fizz.

Latest News

Stay up to date with the latest news from Oxford Road Corridor.

March 2024 ¡Viva! The Spanish & Latin American Festival turns 30

Tom Grieve looks at what makes audiences return year after year, how ¡Viva! has evolved and what the future holds for the festival.

March 2024 Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester’s Bicentenary Year

Jonathan Schofield explores the fascinating shared history of Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester.

February 2024 The ID Manchester partnership to reactivate the Renold Building as Innovation Hub

ID Manchester partnership announce plans to reactivate the Renold Building as as Innovation Hub for forward-thinking entrepreneurs and SMEs.

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