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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - !Audacious Conferencing
    !Audacious Conferencing1400 People

    The 1400 seater auditorium comes with complete flexibilty as the chairs are not fixed to the floor! The entire room can be changed and altered to fit your desired image of how you want your event to look like. The rooms comes with high-quailty furnishings with state of the art AV, lighting and sound equipment ensuring that world class events can be accommodated with ease.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - The Lowry
    Salford Quays The Lowry300 People

    The Compass Room is circular in shape and features breathtaking floor to ceiling glass windows. Located on the fourth floor, the space benefits from wonderful views and is also completely private. Wooden floors and glass walls give a contemporary and neutral feel. Full blackout facilities are available if required and our AV facilities feature the latest technology.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - Imperial War Museum North
    Trafford ParkImperial War Museum North700 People

    Hire the entire Imperial War Museum for an exciting Manchester based birthday party, award ceremony, graduation ball or a unique wedding ceremony, civil partnership and wedding reception. The Museum can also be used as a stunning backdrop for film and photo shoots. In addition to its extraoridinary architecture and function rooms, guests can enjoy the Museum's inspiring galleries and diverse collections.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - Bridge 5 Mill
    AncoatsBridge 5 Mill30 People

    The Exhibition Space at Bridge 5 Mill boasts beautiful wooden floors and movable white flats for hanging artwork. With a capacity of of up to 30 people in cabaret style or 40 people standing, The Exhibition Space is perfectly sized for intimate exhibitions and performances.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - Trafford Soccerdome
    Trafford Trafford Soccerdome200 People

    The upstairs function room at the Trafford Soccerdome is a bright and airy room with views into the multisport arena. The room is perfect for birthday parties, special celebrations and even exercise or dance classes. The room - which can accommodate a maximum of 200 people - has it's own private bar, dance floor and is accessible via the lift and stairs.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - Islington Mill
    SalfordIslington Mill60 People

    The Gallery's blank canvased and wooden walls plays perfect host for exhibitions, small performances and drinks receptions

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - Hilton Deansgate
    DeansgateHilton Deansgate600 People

    The Deansgate Suite is a bold statement by anyone’s standards. It’s vast, pillar-free space is superbly flexible, catering for up to 600 training workshop, meeting or conference delegates, and can be paired with breakout area and syndicate rooms. In a meeting room of this size, all conference configurations are available including classroom and theatre-style layouts. The adjoining foyer area is particularly suited to a pre-conference drinks reception or exhibition space.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - Emirates Old Trafford

    Opened in 2010 the Point is a modern and versatile venue. Its contemporary design makes it a colourful contrast to the timeless and traditional Pavilion. Its strong technical specification and spacious nature make it well suited for birthday parties, proms, Bah Mitzvahs, fashion shows or creative performances. The Point can be subdivided into three separate areas and its extensive facilities include a mezzanine and private bar.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - AJ Bell Stadium
    Barton Upon IrwellAJ Bell Stadium1150 People

    The stunning views of the Manchester City Skyline seen through the floor-to-ceiling windows which spans the entire length of the pitch that it overlooks. The Main Suite provides 5 drop-down projectors and screens, adjustable colour wash lighting to fit branding and a PA system with in-built speakers. The combination of the extraordinary views and practical space makes The Main Suite offers fantastically unique venue conferences, boardroom meetings and training days.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - Found. Redbank Arches
    Victoria NorthFound. Redbank Arches400 People

    Indoor under-arch unit perfect for an office, exhibition or retail set up. Access to power, water, WC and mezzanine floor.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - King's House Conference Centre
    Oxford RoadKing's House Conference Centre90 People

    Located on the ground floor; Seminar Room 1 benefits from natural light via two cafe doors which open up on to the street. The focal point of the room is an angled presentation wall mounted with a large pull-down projection screen. The room can comfortably sit 90 people theatre style and is typically used for seminars, exams, workshops and presentations. A small galley kitchen next door can be hired out for an additional fee.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - People's History Museum
    SpinningfieldsPeople's History Museum0 People

    With its magnificent front facade, beautiful ornate glass ceiling, and stunning tiled walls, the Engine Room is a masterpiece of Edwardian architecture. It was lovingly restored in 2010, and now serves as a highly flexible and distinctive event and exhibition space. There is a vast amount of natural light and space. Our team can supply fantastic refreshments and AV equipment to meet your requirements

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - Victoria Warehouse
    ManchesterVictoria Warehouse 3500 People

    Draped head to toes in industrialist aesthetic, the Cotton Sheds regularly host enthralling shows and conferences with as many as eight separate areas and room for up to 5,000 people. Built in 1925 as a cotton warehouse. The Cotton Sheds cover an incredible 4,533 sqm making them our largest and most dramatic event space. Each 'Shed' varies in size and layout, labelled alphabetically with areas that include a bar/reception and a VIP Mezzanine.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - Pendulum Hotel
    City CentrePendulum Hotel40 People

    A bright and airy room with a private balcony overlooking the city centre of Manchester. The large separate catering area makes it ideal for a spot of networking or post-conference catch up. The high beamed ceiling provides a lovely backdrop for talks, presentations and training sessions. We can supply AV equipment, projectors, microphones and more, as you need.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - Manchester Art Gallery
    Greater ManchesterManchester Art Gallery200 People

    The Atrium is a contemporary space which is a beautiful counterpoint to the Museum's Victorian architecture. It is spacious and versatile, able to accommodate up to 200 guests for a spectacular reception, dinner dance, Summer or Christmas party. The dedicated events team can organise guided tours of the phenomenal galleries and diverse temporary exhibitions. The space is filled with light and guests can spill outside on to the terraces in the summer months.

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  • Exhibition Venues in Manchester - Emirates Old Trafford
    StretfordEmirates Old Trafford 110 People

    It features one of the cricketing world's best views, tiered seating, blackout, plasma screens and there is car parking for 600, as well as 18 disabled car park spaces. When it is not being utilised by journalists, the Press Gallery is a fantastic location for a unique lecture, seminar or meeting. It can comfortably accommodate 110. If more space is required, the Press Gallery can be hired in alongside the Players' Lounge.

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Why should I host my exhibition in Manchester?

Manchester is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the UK, and its events calendar reflects this. From art and music festivals to sporting events, there's something for everyone in Manchester. And if you're looking for a venue to host your own event, you won't be disappointed either. Manchester has an exciting range of venues that are perfect for exhibitions and conferences, from small galleries to large convention centres.

There are many reasons why you might choose to host your exhibition in Manchester. The city has a great infrastructure for events, with good transport links and a wide range of accommodation options. Manchester is also very well connected, with direct flights from many international airports. And of course, hosting your event in Manchester means that you'll have access to a large and diverse audience.

So if you're looking for an exhibition venue in Manchester, you'll be spoilt for choice. Whether you're looking for a small space for a intimate gathering or a large convention centre for a major event, Manchester has the perfect venue for you.

What to consider when choosing an exhibition venue in Manchester

Choosing the right exhibition venue in Manchester, whether that's on the outskirts or in Manchester city centre is a crucial step in ensuring the success of your event. There are a number of factors to consider, including the size and capacity of the venue, its location, and its facilities.

The first step is to define the purpose of your event. Is it a trade show, a consumer show, or something else? Once you know the purpose of your event, you can start to narrow down your choices of venue.

Capacity is an important consideration when choosing an exhibition venue. Make sure that the venue can comfortably accommodate all of your guests, as well as any exhibitors or booths you may have - plenty of space means you’ll be able to offer different tiers of exhibitor packages, which will attract valuable sponsors. Location is also key; you'll want to choose a venue that is easily accessible for your guests, and that is situated in a convenient location for exhibitors.

Finally, take a look at the facilities on offer at each venue. Does the venue have everything you need to make your event a success? Make sure there is enough space for your exhibitors, and that the venue has all of the necessary amenities, such as catering facilities and toilets.

By taking all of these factors into consideration, you can be sure to choose the right exhibition venue in Manchester for your needs! You can also check out our ultimate guide to venue finding for more tips.

How much does an exhibition venue cost in Manchester?

Exhibition venues in Manchester can range in price depending on a number of factors such as size, location, and amenities. However, you can expect to pay anywhere from £500 to £10,000 for a typical venue. If you're looking for an exhibition venue in London, be sure to check out Hire Space. We offer a wide variety of event spaces for hire, all at competitive prices. Plus, our team of event experts will be on hand to help you plan and execute your perfect event. Get in touch to find out how we can help.

Best exhibition venues in Manchester

To help narrow your search, we've put together a list of the best exhibition venues in Manchester. From large spaces that can accommodate hundreds of guests to smaller, more intimate venues, we've got you covered. And no matter what your budget is, we're sure you'll find a venue that's perfect for your event.

So, what are you waiting for? Start browsing our list of the best exhibition venues in Manchester and find the perfect space for your next event! Here’s a few below to get you started.

Imperial War Museum North

This award-winning venue offers the perfect exhibition space for up to 700 delegates. With natural daylight, stunning architecture and a waterfront location, this is a great choice.

AJ Bell Stadium

Home of the rugby league and union in Salford, this stadium offers plenty of large flexible spaces perfect for exhibitions. Stunning views across the skyline and state of the art AV cements this venue as a strong choice for your next exhibition.

The Lowry

This multi purpose arts centre in Greater Manchester holds many events throughout the year and offers plenty of great event spaces and meeting rooms. The Lowry Theatre is a versatile space for 440 guests (with hydraulic seating!) with top of the range AV capabilities. Perfect for an exhibition with content sessions.

Manchester Art Gallery

This stunning space at Manchester Art Gallery offers a slightly different experience for your exhibition. The Atrium is spacious, light filled and can accommodate up to 200 delegates.

Audacious Conferencing

You know you’re in safe hands when conference is in the venue name! This purpose built location boasts a 1400 seater auditorium which can be completely changed to fit your event needs, not to mention the state of the art AV and lighting capabilities.

Emirates Old Trafford

This iconic venue is a great spot for an exhibition. Featuring stunning views, tiered seating, plasma screens and plenty of parking, this is a spacious and comfortable area in one of the world’s most well-known stadiums.

How to plan a successful exhibition

When it comes to planning a successful exhibition, there are a number of factors to consider. One of the most important is finding the right venue. Here are some tips on how to choose an exhibition venue in Manchester:

1. Consider your budget.

Manchester has a wide range of venues to suit all budgets, so it's important to know how much you're willing to spend before you start your search.

2. Think about the size of your event.

You'll need to make sure the venue you choose can accommodate the number of guests you're expecting.

3. Location is key.

You'll want to choose a venue that's centrally located and easy to get to for your guests. Manchester has a range of great central venues that would be perfect for your exhibition.

4. Consider the facilities on offer.

When you're choosing a venue, it's important to consider the facilities on offer. Does the venue have everything you need to make your exhibition a success?

5. Get in touch with the venue.

Once you've found a few potential venues, it's a good idea to get in touch with them and ask any questions you have. This will help you narrow down your search and find the perfect venue for your event.

If you need any help finding an exhibition venue then simply get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

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About Exhibition Venues in Manchester

Manchester is a global destination for industry shows, galleries and exhibitions. The great variety of spacious, purpose-built exhibition venues in Manchester draw people from far and wide, all seeking to showcase their wares to the city. Check out our top picks here.

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