Pier Eight Bar

An informal and relaxing space, our Pier Eight Bar is a great place to meet friends for a catch up, bring the kids and enjoy a refreshing drink.

Situated next to our Pier Eight Restaurant, much of our bar overlooks the Quays. Our lounge space provides cosy seating perfect for lazy afternoons, yet is also frequently transformed into a stunning social space for events, press nights, and more.

Locally sourced

As well as being a great hub to meet with friends and family, Pier Eight Bar is also the perfect place to grab a drink and a bite to eat before seeing a show. We offer a range of local products, including Sis4ers gin, Seven Bro7hers craft beer, Three Rivers gin, Hyde’s cask ales and Salford Spiced Rum. In addition to this, the food you’ll find on our bar menu is always locally sourced too!

Interval drinks

We know that standing in a queue during the break in a performance is not ideal, which is why for most shows which have an interval we offer all our customers the chance to pre-order drinks and snacks. We offer this at our Pier Eight bar, but also at our Circle and Quays bars too, which are open for busy performances in the Lyric and Quays theatres respectively. All you have to do is ask the staff at any of our three bars and they’ll happily tell you more.

If you really want to get ahead of the game, why not pre-order an interval package as an add-on to your theatre ticket. This way, you save time and money, and get to enjoy a house drink, an ice cream and a packet of crisps without the fuss. Please be aware that this package is only available at the point of theatre ticket purchase.


Please be aware that in an effort to increase sustainability, as well as being theatre-friendly, thirty minutes before a performance and in any intervals we provide all drinks in our very own reusable plastic cups. When you visit, please help us help the environment by returning your used plastic cup to any of our bars.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 17:00 – 19:30 / Saturday – Sunday 12:00-19:30 (also on matinee days)