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.

Wednesday 3rd July 2024 5:30 pmAvril Lavigne
Thursday 4th July 2024 5:30 pmThe National
Friday 5th July 2024 5:30 pmFatboy Slim
Saturday 6th July 2024 5:00 pmThe Saw Doctors
Sunday 7th July 2024 5:00 pmTom Grennan
Wednesday 10th July 2024 5:30 pmLoyle Carner
Thursday 11th July 2024 5:30 pmJUNGLE
Friday 12th July 2024 6:00 pmManic Street Preachers & Suede
Saturday 13th July 2024 5:00 pmHacienda Classical

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)

Nearby Train Stations

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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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