Castlefield Bowl

The Castlefield Bowl is a major outdoor events venue in Manchester city centre. It is a fairly intimate arena with a capacity of around 8,000.

Seating area at Castlefield Bowl in Manchester
Terraced seating area at Castlefield Bowl

Most gigs and events here are standing. There is a terraced area with canopy on the eastern side of the venue.

The Castlefield Bowl is situated in the Castlefield area of Manchester. It’s on Rice Street, just off Liverpool Road. The Castlefield Bowl doesn’t have its own postcode but its right next to the Castlefield Hotel (postcode M3 4JR).

Car parks nearby include the NCP Manchester Great Northern. The multi-storey car park is open 24 hours every day and has spaces for more than 1,000 vehicles. It’s located on Watson Street (postcode M3 4EE). It is just 300 yards from the Castlefield Bowl.

The closest Metrolink stop is Deansgate-Castlefield.

The nearest train station is Deansgate.

Walk around Castlefield including Castlefield Bowl

Castlefield Bowl is owned by Manchester City Council. It’s a public space and completely accessible when not being used for concerts and events. It’s a pleasant place to rest in the summer months.

The reconstruction of the Roman fort of Mamucium lies just west of the venue. It can be accessed from the terraced area of Castlefield Bowl. Other attractions nearby include the Science and Industry Museum and Great Northern.

There are plenty of places to eat and drink. Castlefield boasts a large number of bars and restaurants. Deansgate also offers plenty of choices.

Events - What's On - Castlefield Bowl

A selection of upcoming shows and events at Castlefield Bowl are listed below. Tickets can be purchased here.

Thursday 29th June 2023 6:00 pmPorcupine Tree
Friday 30th June 2023 5:00 pmSound of the City Present The Lathums
Saturday 1st July 2023 5:00 pmSounds of the City Present The Saw Doctors
Wednesday 5th July 2023 5:00 pmSound of the City Present Hozier
Thursday 6th July 2023 6:00 pmSounds of the City: Blossoms
Friday 7th July 2023 6:00 pmBastille
Saturday 8th July 2023 5:00 pmHacienda Classical
Sunday 9th July 2023 5:30 pmTwo Door Cinema Club

More events may be listed on the official Castlefield Bowl website (see the information section at the end of this page).

Nearby Attractions

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Nearby Hotels

Hotels near Castlefield Bowl include:

  • Castlefield Hotel (0 miles)
  • The Oxnoble (0.1 miles)
  • Great John Street Hotel (0.2 miles)
  • Campanile Manchester (0.3 miles)
  • The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • Manchester Hall (0.4 miles)
  • The Ainscow Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • Innside by Melia Manchester (0.5 miles)

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Map showing location of Castlefield Bowl.

Map showing location of Castlefield Bowl


Castlefield Bowl

Address and postcode
Rice Street
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
M3 4JR

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