Manchester Crown Court (Minshull St)

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The Court House
Aytoun Street
M1 3FS

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5pm

Counter open

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Telephone enquiries answered

Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm


0161 954 7500
Witness service
0300 332 1000

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 0161 954 7500.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building, however public car parks are available nearby on Major Street, Bloom Street and Aurburn Street.

Disabled access

This is a grade 2* listed building and therefore access may be restricted,  There is no access for wheelchair users to courtrooms 5, 6, 7 & 8.  Access is restricted to the well of the Court for wheelchair users in courtrooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 & 10. Please contact us to discuss this on or on 0161 954 7545.  We do have a lift at the entrance and level access to most areas and some Courtrooms.  We also have a lift to the first and second floors.

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

Lanyards available on request.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing Loop

The building has hearing enhancement facilities available in all courtrooms.

Security arch

For safety and security all users and their possessions will be searched by security when they enter this building.  This court has a security arch.  Please alert a security officer if you have a pacemaker.


Lifts are available in this building to access the first and second floors.  For those requiring wheelchair access, the width of the doors is 32 inches and the weight restriction is 630kg.

Public toilets

Public toilets are available on the ground floor.

Disabled toilet

An accessible toilet is available on the ground floor.


Chilled water is available on the first floor. Refreshments are available from the cafeteria which is open from 9am to 2pm.

Interview room

There are eleven interview/consultation rooms available in the building, located on the ground, first and second floors.  It may be possible to book some of these in advance.  Please contact us on 0161 954 7577.

Waiting Room

This building has a public waiting area outside courtrooms on the ground floor, first floor and second floor.  There is a seperate waiting area for witnesses.  Please ask for details.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are located in the disabled toilet on the ground floor.

Video facilities

Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available (by prior arrangement).  For queries please contact or 0161 954 7500.

Wireless network connection

Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the building and can be accessed via PCU or GOV Wi-Fi.

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Manchester Crown Court (Minshull St)

This location handles

  • Crime

  • Single justice procedure

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Court codes for legal professionals

Crown Court location code: 436

DX: 724860 Manchester 43

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

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