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.

exhibition Albrecht Dürer’s Material World
The Whitworth | 30 June 2023 – 10 March 2024

Albrecht Dürer’s Material World is the first major exhibition of the Whitworth’s outstanding Dürer collection in over half a century.

theatre Project Dictator
HOME | 20 – 30 September 2023

Beautiful and bonkers, Project Dictator at HOME is the clown show about totalitarianism we never knew we needed.

music Puma Blue
Canvas | 26 September 2023

Puma Blue’s music is noted for a blend of intimate fragility, sensual grooves and haunting, nocturnal ambience.

theatre Emergency 23
Contact | 30 September 2023

Manchester’s 23rd micro-marathon of the bizarre, the bold, and the beautiful takes over Contact this September!

theatre 14%
Contact | 14 – 28 October 2023

Set against the frenzy of the Lioness’ success, this brand new multi-sensory play by Keisha Thompson invites you on a journey inside the confines of a post-match train carriage.

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 Manchester

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.

September 2023 Work begins on £42m, 125,000 sq ft CityLabs 4.0

Work begins on CityLabs 4.0, bringing specialist lab space to Oxford Road Corridor’s internationally significant health innovation campus.

September 2023 The Pankhurst Centre and Manchester University NHS Trust mark history with the exchange of a suffragette sash

A small but significant ceremony has taken place between the Pankhurst Centre and Manchester University NHS Trust that reflects an important historical agreement between the two organisations.

July 2023 Public consultation launches for new £1.7bn innovation district ID Manchester

Images of the illustrative masterplan for Manchester’s trailblazing new city centre innovation district have been revealed.

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