Here you can find out more about getting to the venue, accommodation, accessibility and sustainabilty for our AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting this September. 

Venue and Accommodation

The AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting will be taking place at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Centrally located at Lower Mosley Street (M2 3WS), the venue is close to Manchester Town Hall and Library in St Peter's Square and within easy walking distance from Manchester Picadilly, Oxford Road and other nearby train stations. The Manchester Tram runs direct from Picadilly Train Station to St Peter's Square. 

Please note that there will be Prayer Room as well as a Parent and Child room at the venue and further details will be available in due course

There are a variety of accommodation options very close to Bridgewater Hall for different budgets.

Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS 



There are many hotel accommodation options in Manchester for different budgets. You can find hotels close to the venue, alternatively you may wish to use the local public transport services to access a wider range of hotels.

Through Marketing Manchester Convention Bureau, we have been able to secure rates for our delegates at various hotels in the city. Marketing Manchester Convention Bureau is the official accommodation provider for the AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting 2024

All rooms are held on an on-line system, allowing you to book and secure your own accommodation using either pro-forma invoices or credit/debit card.

If you require any assistance with your reservation, support is available via the Accommodation Booking Team.

To book accommodation for this event through the Manchester Convention Bureau, please use the following link:

Negotiated delegate rates will be available to book until the end of the day on the 31st August 2024. so please book as soon as possible to guarantee a room. If you have any queries about the website, please contact Marketing Manchester Convention Bureau  on the email below.


Should you have any queries, please contact Manchester Convention Bureau at




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Bridgewater Hall

Getting there

The Bridgewater Hall is located in central Manchester and is therefore well served by many transport links. Our full address is: The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS.

By Metrolink (Tram)
The nearest Metrolink tram stop to The Bridgewater Hall is St Peter’s Square, which has ramp access to all platforms and is approximately 330metres from the main entrance of the Hall via flat terrain. Deansgate-Castlefield is approximately 450 metres from the Hall, with lift access to the platforms located on the corner of Deansgate and Whitworth Street West.

For journey planning and more information on the National Concessionary Pass from Transport for Greater Manchester.

By Train
The closest railway stations to The Bridgewater Hall are Deansgate (approximately 500m) and Oxford Road (approximately 650m). Deansgate station has long ramp, stairs, and lift access between the platforms and street level.

By Bus
Many buses, including the free city centre bus service, stop within easy walking distance of The Bridgewater Hall.

Bus stops on Great Bridgewater Street, directly behind the Hall are served by routes 33, 33b, 255, 256, and x50. 

The nearest free bus stops are:

  • Mount Street/ Peter Street (300m) – Route 2
  • Deansgate station(500m) – Route 3

Further bus accessibility information can be found from Transport for Greater Manchester or by calling the customer contact centre on 0161 244 1000.

By car
If travelling by car, please allow plenty of time for your journey. For satellite navigation, the Hall’s postcode is M2 3WS.

The Hall’s main entrance is located on Lower Mosley Street, a drop-off/pick-up point is located directly outside this entrance. We must stress that this is not a parking space, even for blue badge holders. Double yellow lines at the rear of the Hall on Great Bridgewater Street allow parking for blue badge holders, except during the hours of 6.00–8.00am and 4.00–6.00pm.

Accessible Parking
The nearest car parks to the hall are Q-Park, NCP Manchester Central, NCP Great Northern and NCP Oxford Street. All of these are accessible. 

NCP Manchester Central is located on Lower Mosley Street, directly opposite the Hall.  Access to and from this car park is by lift or ramp between Barbirolli Square and the canal basin and covered walkway under Lower Mosley Street.

For Sat Nav systems the postcode for the car park is M2 3GX.

If you would like to pre-book parking or have any further enquiries please contact NCP on 0845 050 7080 or visit NCP website.

There are disabled parking spaces available at NCP Manchester Central. These are charged at NCP Manchester Central’s standard rates, with some discounted evening/ pre-booked rates available. See the NCP’s website for more information.

Pre-bookable Parking

  • Q-Park First Street, Anne Horniman St, Manchester M15 4FN
  • Q-Park parking vouchers can be purchased in advance with concert tickets from the Box Office for £8.10.

By Taxi
Taxis can be pre-booked to The Bridgewater Hall.  There is an accessible drop-off point located on Lower Mosley Street directly outside the main entrance of the Hall.

Black cabs often wait outside the main entrance of the Hall at the end of performances and our security staff can assist with hailing one. Alternatively, the nearest taxi ranks are located on Windmill Street (outside Manchester Central) or Peter Street (outside the Midland Hotel).



Access Information

Venue Description

The Bridgewater Hall has step free access into the auditorium, meeting rooms, restaurant, bars and toilets.  The Box Office, Stalls Foyer and Auditorium are at ground level. All other floors are accessible via lift. 

The bars on Stalls, Circle and Gallery levels, and the Box Office all have low level, accessible counter positions.

Please contact the AUGIS office if you have any specific accessibility requirements to attend the AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Bookable Access Facilities

We advise customers share their access requirements and any other information that may assist the team to find suitable seats at the time of booking.

There are wheelchair spaces located in various level access areas in the auditorium, with spaces available on every level. The AUGIS ASM will be using the stalls area.  

For patrons who require step free access to their seats, this is available in the following areas. Please see the accessibility seating plan and/or contact our team for more information/advice.                                                                                                                         

Assistance for Visually Impaired Patrons
The front rows of the stalls area offer the best view for patrons with impaired vision. Guide dogs are welcome throughout the building and auditorium. Dog mats are available on request and the Box Office can advise on the most suitable seating.

Lifts have voice announcements and raised lettering on the control panel.

All stair landings have raised lettering with directional information.

Mobility aides
Stewards can advise/assist with the storage of any mobility aides that are not in use during the performance.

The Bridgewater Hall offers a wheelchair loan service (subject to availability) for those patrons who require extra assistance to and from their seats. Please note these chairs are available for transfer use only, they should not be booked as a wheelchair space. Our staff can provide limited assistance in the use of these. Patrons who require help getting in and out of a chair are advised to make use of the personal assistant ticket scheme. The wheelchair service can be booked through the Box Office.


Sustainability and the Enviroment

What we do

At AUGIS we are committed to sustainability and reducing our carbon emissions for our events.

  • We work to ensure our venues have a sustainability policy which is tangible and works for the environment and for the community
  • We are now working to have an impact locally with our new Legacy Programme
  • We strive to use venues which have good public transport links and encourage attendees to use these and reduce the use of cars and flights to attend our meetings
  • We do not use paper in our events and printing is limited to our delegate badges. Make sure you are using our AUGIS Events App!
  • We have a table-only exhibition space for our industry supporters, which limits the use of excessive build and waste which traditional built stands used. 
  • We promote the use of sustainable and locally produced food at our venues
  • We encourage delegates to bring their own water bottles and we do not use single-use plastics
  • We work with venues which are accessible for different users to ensure all users have a meaningful and educational expereince when attending our events
  • We strive to reduce, recycle and reuse

You can find out more about our Sustainability and Access Policy by clicking here

The Venue

Bridgewater Hall is committed to reducing their impact on the environment and want to ensure they are contributing to the reduction of carbon omissions where they can.

Click here to find out more about Bridgewater Hall's Sustainability Policy