Venue & Travel Information

Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA

Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester 2019, takes place in Manchester, Old Trafford. The show opens at 9am on 15 October 2021, and closes at 5pm.

The world-renowned Manchester United stadium is a venue that has inspired legends. The inspiration is in every corner of this famous space. Old Trafford is welcoming all passionate music and drama educators this October, for an exciting and inspiring show.


Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA

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Please note the venue also has a car park, so feel free to drive, walk or get public transport to the show!


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Directions & Travel


A fast and frequent Metrolink tram service runs to several stops that are within short walking distance of the stadium.

The closest stop is ‘Old Trafford’. From here, a simple, five-minute walk will take you to the ground. Trams depart from Manchester city centre every six minutes, and the journey takes approximately 15 minutes. You can find the ‘Old Trafford’ stop on the Bury-Altrincham line.

The Trafford Bar, Exchange Quay, Salford Quays and MediaCityUK Metrolink stops are all 15-20 minutes’ walk from the stadium.

Metrolink operates a zonal fare ticket system, and all the stops close to Old Trafford are located in zone 2. For journeys from the city centre to the stadium, you will require a zone 1+2 ticket.

Tickets must be purchased before travel, with ticket machines located on every platform at all Metrolink stops.


Frequent bus services run to Old Trafford from Manchester city centre and further afield.

The 53, 79, 250, 255, 256, 263 and x50 services all stop close to the stadium and take between 20 and 30 minutes from Manchester city centre.

You can plan your bus journey with TfGM.


If you are travelling to Old Trafford by bicycle, there are free cycle racks located at the following car parks:

N2 (Sir Alex Ferguson Stand)
E2 (East Stand)
W2 (West Stand)

Further info on travelling to the venue


Manchester is well served by rail, with services running into the stations at Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. Fans can easily connect to onward trams from Victoria and Piccadilly.

Be sure to plan ahead and check train times on the National Rail website before you travel.

Please note that trains do not run to the Manchester United FC Halt station. The nearest rail station is Trafford Park, which is approximately a 25-minute walk from the ground.


Old Trafford is 2.5 miles from the city centre and should take around 45-60 minutes to walk to.

TfGM’s map indicates the fastest route to the stadium.