Plan your visit

The Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre is located on Mersey Square, Stockport, Cheshire. SK1 1SP

Patron Notice – Closure of Daw Bank Access:

During the remainder of the forthcoming year from the 19th January 2023 there will be significant disruption around Mersey Square, Exchange St, Daw Bank, Wood St, Viaduct St, Chestergate and Astley St to facilitate connecting the new interchange/ bus station with the rest of Stockport

Access along Daw Bank under the A6 will be closed for vehicular and pedestrian access therefore access to the Plaza on foot will be via Mersey Square or from Hooper Street/Plaza Steps and St Petersgate whilst the designated car parks detailed below remain open and general access from these locations will be via pedestrian routes.

By Foot

When travelling around Stockport walking is the easiest way to get around and the pedestrian journey planner covers the Stockport area and can help you identify the best way to get to The Plaza.

Stockport is easily explored on foot, with plenty of pedestrian-only zones.  Getting here on foot, you could map your route using directional signage located throughout the town centre.

By Bicycle

On the Trans Pennie Trail (NCN 62) The Plaza is ideally placed to be accessed by bike and you will find bicycle parking directly outside. The TfGM online cycle map can help you plan your route to the venue in detail.

By Bus

The Plaza is on one of the main bus routes into Manchester city centre. There are many bus routes many of which stop at Stockport Bus Station or on the nearby A6 route located close to The Plaza with level access and to assist with your route please use this link for TFGM bus route planner or visit the Transport for Greater Manchester’s website or call 0161 228 7811 for further information.

By Rail

Stockport Station on the North West Main Line is within 8 minutes’ walk on a step free route of The Plaza. For detailed train information go to the National Rail Journey Planning website or phone 03457 484950.

By Car

The Stockport is easily accessible from the M60 ring road and the A6 with The Plaza being in the Stockport Town Centre. Nearby carparks ideal for the venue are  Heaton Lane Car Park (SK4 1AQ), Merseyway (SK1 1PD) or Red Rock (SK1 1RY) as well as limited on-street parking. Detailed information about the Car Parking in the Town Centre can be found on the Stockport Council website. Council controlled parking in Stockport is free after 6pm.

By Air

Flying in to Manchester Airport, we are approximately 20 minutes drive from the Airport and 40 minutes by train or bus from the Airport.

Accessibility Detail

Car Parking  
Disabled parking is on the Merseyway side of Chestergate, opposite the taxi rank. It extends 38 feet along the frontage of the large retail unit and is labelled “For disabled permit holders only”.

There is a loop system installed in the ground floor stalls seating area.



Unisex Accessible Toilet  
Accessible and adapted toilets are located on the right hand side of the auditorium with level access and in the Plaza Café which can be reached using a lift located in main foyer. Further non adapted cloakroom facilities are located on the lower ground floor and can be accessed via the lift located in the main foyer.


Wheelchair Access  The Plaza is wheelchair accessible directly into the stalls. Assistance is available if required.

More details available on request from the Access Booking Line 03333 202891  or  box office 0161 477 7779

Security Information

Your safety and security is important to us and The Plaza has a series of visible and discreet security measures in place 24 hours a day.

All bags may be subject to security searches prior to entry to the building. As such, we would ask that you refrain from bringing large bags to the venue as this could cause delays to your admittance.

We understand some patrons may need to bring medicines, medical equipment, or food and drink with them to the Plaza due to specific requirements, and are welcome to do so however on most events no Bottles, cans, glass containers or alcohol purchased off the premises will be granted admission to the venue.

If you are attending a theatre or cinematic performance, please kindly ensure that you arrive with plenty of time for these security checks to take place, particularly so if you also have to collect tickets from the Box Office counter, which can be very busy prior to any event.

Our security measures are under constant review and we reserve the right to change arrangements at short notice.  








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