Event Venues

MediaCityUK is Manchester's newest events destination and our speciality is hosting a wide variety of events.

We can accommodate everything from an intimate drinks reception to a large scale festival. We have two large public outdoor spaces – a spectacular waterfront piazza complemented by the plaza in front of the Lowry Outlet. To find out more about holding your event at MediaCityUK, then take a look through our list of venues and/or email: events@mediacityuk.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

  • The Piazza

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    The Piazza is the piece de résistance at MediaCityUK.
    An expansive outdoor space located at the heart of the city, suitable for all types of events.


    Covering 4000 sqm, it is adaptable and can accommodate up to 5,000 people, for a variety of small, medium and large-scale events. It’s fully equipped with a power and a water supply along with a double-sided big screen.


    This dynamic venue has previously hosted a variety of high profile events including:

    • Gok Wan Clothes Show Live
    • The Voice UK
    • Nuffield Health Salford Triathlon
    • CBBC Sportarama
    • Lowry Outlet Food Festival
    • The Ice Rink at MediaCityUK.


    The space is available for a full, half or quarter space hire all year round. 
    For more information email: events@mediacityuk.co.uk   

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  • The Open Centre & Mezzanine

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    The Open Centre is located within the front of the Studios building and is a superb split-level space with an impressive mezzanine tier. The vast space offers unparalleled views through its floor to ceiling windows across the outdoor Piazza and waterfront. 


    It’s a great meeting point for visitors to MediaCityUK and especially those coming to enjoy a show within The Studios or to head off on a BBC Tour. 


    The Mezzanine can be transformed to become an exclusive access only space, whilst still enjoying the stunning views across MediaCityUK.  Both spaces can hold up to 200 people each and can be hired together or separately to create the perfect setting for your event.


    The spaces have both previously been used for:

    • Networking sessions
    • Conferences
    • Product and media launches
    • Fashion shows
    • Red carpet events
    • Intimate dinners
    • Event exhibitions. 

    For more information email: events@mediacityuk.co.uk  

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  • Reception

    The Greenhouse

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    The Greenhouse is also a great space in which to host your event. It has a number of rooms which are perfect for meetings, drinks receptions and business breakfasts – accommodating up to 30 people. To find out more:

     

     

    Email

    greenhousereception@mediacityuk.co.uk

     

    Call:

    0161 886 5300.

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    The Pie Factory

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    The Pie Factory is at heart a studio production base, housing three vast sound stages, green rooms, make-up rooms, dressing rooms, a working cafe and a host of other spaces. Events can be accommodated where possible (filming permitting). To find out more:

     

     

    Email: 

    events@mediacityuk.co.uk

  • dock10

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    Discover how the UK’s largest independent studio facility is perfect for your next event. With an unparalleled choice of space (including working TV studios), industry leading staff and the latest technology, dock10 can provide you with the very best service to your clients. Since opening in January 2011, dock10 has hosted a series of events including TV productions, product launches, conferences, award ceremonies, live TV awards and international brand showcases. To find out more:

     

     

    Email: 

    info@dock10.co.uk

  • Markets

    Lowry Outlet Plaza

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    The Plaza is located directly outside the Lowry Outlet Shopping here at MediaCityUK. It is a wonderful space that has been used to accommodate a wide range of popular public events, including the Victorian Christmas Markets and most recently the Food Festival. To find out more:

     

     

    Email: 

    events@mediacityuk.co.uk

  • Lowry

    The Lowry Theatre

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    The Lowry is a world class visual and performing arts centre, and an established conference, meeting and events venue – right here at MediaCityUK. It offers a unique and alternative venue solution, in an innovative, contemporary and inspirational environment. To find out more:

     

     

    Email: 

    conferences@thelowry.com

  • IWMN

    IWM North

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    IWM North is available for corporate and private hire. The iconic building is located next to the new Coronation Street studios and is an innovative and dynamic exhibition space, ideal for dinners, drinks receptions, product launches, award dinners, summer parties, Christmas parties, weddings, conferences and meetings. To find out more:

     

    Email: 

    conferencesnorth@iwm.org.uk

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    On the 7th at The Landing

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    If you’re looking to hold an event in an intimate and classy setting, then look no further than On the 7th. The members’ bar/lounge has a range of spaces perfect for everything from a private dinner to a drinks reception, a board meeting or an exclusive film screening. To find out more:

     

     

    Email: 

    JGriffin@onthe7th.co.uk

  • The Hub

    Holiday Inn

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    The Holiday Inn is a new four-star hotel, adjacent to the Studios at the heart of MediaCityUK. It offers a number of spaces ideal for business meetings, drinks receptions and private dinners. The hotel’s catering team also provides a wide range of food and drink options at competitive prices. To find out more:

     

     

    Email: 

    reservations@himediacityuk.co.uk

  • Orega

    Orega Offices

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    Orega MediaCity is located in the Blue Tower and offers professional serviced office space with exceptional views over MediaCityUK. Each office can be individually tailored, allowing businesses to create their own bespoke working environment.

    There are creative spaces included within the centre which are designed for hosting business meetings, conferences, castings and production projects. To find out more information:


    Email:

    jcooney@orega.com

     


    Call:

    0161 413 6114

  • Uni event

    University of Salford

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    The University of Salford has a host of creative and flexible event spaces within its MediaCityUK campus – which can accommodate from 40 to 100 people for exhibitions, launches, meetings, seminars, team-building and digital content showcases. To find out more:

     

     

    Email: 

    conference-com@salford.ac.uk

  • EventCity

    EventCity

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    EventCity is a few minutes’ drive from MediaCityUK and is the second largest exhibition space outside London. It offers free parking and flexibility to turn the space into whatever you desire. To find out more:

     

     

    Email: 

    jbattersby@eventcity.co.uk

  • DockBar drinks

    DockBar

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    Dockbar is a unique outdoor bar offering a selection of seasonal food & drink. In the Summer months the bar is fondly known as The Shack, an outdoor tiki bar where you can enjoy a selection of cocktails and BBQ treats whilst soaking up the sun on a deck chair. Winter welcomes The Lodge, a warm and cosy tipi where you can enjoy festive food &  drink by the warmth of roaring log fire with bierkeller style seating.

     

     

    Email:

    events@mediacityuk.co.uk