Venue Terms and Conditions -
Purchase of a ticket signifies agreement to the following:
1 - Right to refuse admission is reserved.
2 - Patrons whose behaviour is deemed offensive by the venue will be ejected without refund.
3 - No refunds will be offered to customers who are refused entry or ejected from the venue.
4 - Security searches will be carried out at all shows.
5 - No professional “type” cameras, video cameras or tape recorders will be allowed in the venue.
6 - The venue reserves the right to change the bill without prior notification.
7 - In the event of cancellation of the event, only the face value of the ticket will be refunded.
8 - There will be no pass outs or re-admissions of any kind.
9 - Tickets are non refundable or transferable.
10 - Title to the ticket remains with the promoter until payment has been received in full.
11 - The venue management accepts no responsibility for acts of wilful endangerment, or injuries caused thereby to yourself or other patrons whilst on our premises.
12 - If an event is re-scheduled refunds will only be available up until 24 hours before the rescheduled date.
13 - Only official merchandise is on sale inside the venue, do not buy outside. This is for your protection so that you will only receive goods of proven quality.
14 - Ticket holders consent to filming and sound recording as members of the audience.
15 - Neither the venue or ticket agents will be responsible for lost or stolen tickets.
16 - Smoking is not permitted in the venue. This includes the use of e-cigarettes. Offenders will be ejected without refund.
Smoking in not permitted in the venue. To avoid confussion, e-cigarettes are also not permitted in the venues. We do provide access to outside smoking areas.
We are delighted to announce that the Academy 1 now has a purpose built first floor viewing gallery and bar which can be accessed by our disabled guests. If you are attending a future show at the Academy 1 please telephone 0161 275 2930 to pre register to access this facility.
Academy 2, 3 and Club Academy are currently standing only venues and we do not have purpose built disabled viewing provision. We will however try to accommodate our disabled guests with chairs/raised viewing where possible. We will also attempt to facilitate an appropriate location from where you can fully enjoy the gig. Please be aware that no arrangements can be guaranteed in advance. Please telephone 0161 275 2930 in advance of the show date to inform us of your needs and requirements
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Getting a Gig
Academy 1, 2, 3 and Club Academy are all busy touring venues. We hardly ever book any bands ourselves. We usually work with promoters. Bands looking for a booking on Manchester Academy Live please contact Mark 07792 018950 / email@example.com
Arriving by coach at Manchester Central Coach Station Leave the bus station on Chorlton Street turn left and walk the short distance up to Portland Street. Turn left onto Portland Street and find the bus stop outside the big insurance building set back from the road. Look out for buses in the 40s and ask the driver for the University. Get off at Dover Street near Holy Name Church or ask the driver when you think you are in the University area. Cross Oxford Road to the Union which is the large, three-storey building with red banners draped outside it.
Arriving by rail
Arriving at Victoria Station:
• Take a cab
• You could catch the link bus to Piccadilly Station and a train to Oxford Road Station Arriving at Piccadilly Station:
• Take a cab
• Catch another train to Oxford Road Station
• Catch the tram into Piccadilly Gardens and then a bus in the 40s to the Union
• Catch a number 147 Oxford Link bus to Manchester University (operates until 6.45pm)
Arriving at Oxford Road Station:
• Walk out of the station taking steps on right or following the road, turn right onto Oxford Road and walk for ten minutes to the Union
• Find your way to Oxford Road as above, cross over and take a bus in front of the big hotel there to the Union
Arriving by car
Official car parking for the Union and its venues is in the Contact Theatre next to the Academy. Access to Theatre Car Park is via Denmark Street off Oxford Road. Turn right on to Acomb Street and right at end (onto Dilworth Street), over the humps to the car park entrance two hundred metres up on the left. You need pound coins to operate the barrier.