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.

theatre This Town
Contact | 22 – 30 March 2023

This Town is a modern-day epic narrative poem, performed and written by exciting new talent Rory Aaron.

theatre Of All The Beautiful Things In the World
HOME | 24 March – 15 April 2023

Yusra Warsama takes Lorca’s classic ‘The House of Bernada Alba’ as inspiration for this powerful new production, as she exports Lorca’s language to a Moss Side home.

exhibition Golden Mummies of Egypt
The Manchester Museum | 18 February – 31 December 2023

Golden Mummies of Egypt is Manchester Museum’s re-opening exhibition. This one-of-a-kind cultural experience opens in February 2023.

exhibition (Un)Defining Queer
The Whitworth | 26 January – 26 November 2023

(Un)Defining Queer delves into the Whitworth’s collection to examine how we can use a queer lens to define what the term ‘queer’ means.

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”

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.


Hatch is Manchester’s pop-up retail, food and drink destination on Oxford Road with something for just about everyone. It is a place to shop, eat and drink, 7 days a week at over 30 independent traders.

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External shot of The Whitworth Where you will find The Whitworth Café
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 2023 Projects based in Oxford Road Corridor selected for Innovation Accelerator programme

Six projects based within Oxford Road Corridor to receive funding and support after being selected to become part of the city-region’s Innovation Accelerator programme.

March 2023 Bruntwood SciTech Unveils Plans For £60m Highly Specialist Lab Space at Manchester Science Park

Plans for the new specialist lab space represent the third phase of Bruntwood SciTech’s masterplan to grow Manchester Science Park.

February 2023 Manchester Museum Returns

Manchester Museum reopens this February following an ambitious £15 million transformation, Esme Ward introduces us to the new era.

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