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Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester

Flexible and easy to dress, we've made our pick of the best pop-up venues in Manchester, ideal for you to get across your unique branding.



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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - Hallam Mill Studio (Truedefinition)
    StockportHallam Mill Studio (Truedefinition)30 People

    A ideal location for showing off your products, lots of space and character.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - Royal Exchange Theatre
    Central Retail DistrictRoyal Exchange Theatre750 People

    Step inside and find yourself in the Great Hall, where the ornate ceilings and glass dome are secondary only to the module theatre, suspended like a spaceship in the centre of the space. This wealth of space in city centre is perfect for product launches, exhibitions, pop-ups and business events.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - Stanley Square
    New BaileyStanley Square300 People

    Stanley square is the pop-up hub of New Bailey, adding more activity of this kind will only enhance the existing offering and build on the already huge community on site.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - Caustic Coastal
    Salford Cultural QuarterCaustic Coastal90 People

    This 14x6m space is full of beautiful natural light due to the multiple windows that line the front of room. Its an ideal space for a pop-up shop or for pop-up events as it's easily viewed and accessed from the main road (with free parking also). The location is also perfect as it is just a short walk from manchester city centre. We also have a kitchenette and toilet available on the same floor.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - New Bailey Square
    New BaileyNew Bailey Square150 People

    New Bailey Square is a versatile space for all kinds of events - it has incumbent seating, grassed areas and hard-standing to suit pop-up experiential activity, outdoor restaurant concepts, installations and small seated performances.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - Clockwork Edge St
    Northern QuarterClockwork Edge St40 People

    Don't be fooled if you stumble into this primary school classroom, complete with a 9-feet rolling blackboard, school desks, colouring books, a world map and finger painting on the windows. This event space is actually designed to host supper clubs, pop up restaurants, pop up shops and workshops. Its location on the first floor gives the room a view of Edge street and natural light throughout the day. The room comes with unlimited Ziferkitchen access, 100mb Wi-Fi and an HD projector.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - Black Milk Cereal Dive
    Northern QuarterBlack Milk Cereal Dive20 People

    Situated in the iconic Afflecks Palace, Black Milk Cereal Dive is a versatile and dynamic space, perfect for pop-up events. The venue is centrally located in the city's Northern quarter. The space accommodates up to 20 seated guests and can be reconfigured to your requirements.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - Shudehill
    Shudehill50 People

    The main retail area is 54 mt sq and boasts 3 large windows and a large glass door and a digital advertising glass window to display video or images on rotation. Situated on Shudehill, opposite the 4 star Crowne Plaza Hotel, Main road into the city centre, surrounded by CIS and NOMA 53 Project and also has a bus stop right outside the shop. There is approx 1000 people per day outside, more on weekends and a good footfall around the street. Every bu stops outside is going north Manchester.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - The Cheshire Cookery School
    Altrincham The Cheshire Cookery School 40 People

    This bright and well-lit space is the perfect setting for producers and brands to showcase their new products and run interactive demonstrations - a large overhead mirror ensures everyone gets a front row view. Up to 20 people can be accommodated theatre-style or up to 40 for a standing reception.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - Manchester Craft and Design Centre
    Northern QuarterManchester Craft and Design Centre300 People

    Our historic glass roofed atrium is the perfect space for photo shoots, product launches and networking events. With an ideal location in the heart of Manchester's creative Northern Quarter and close to major transport links, the Craft and Design Centre is easily accessible and has a warm, welcoming, creative atmosphere. The Oak Street Cafe Bar offers a broad variety of delicious catering options.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - Clockwork Edge St
    Northern QuarterClockwork Edge St40 People

    Don't be fooled if you stumble into this primary school classroom, complete with a 9-feet rolling blackboard, school desks, colouring books, a world map and finger painting on the windows. This event space is actually designed to host supper clubs, pop up restaurants, pop up shops and workshops. Its location on the first floor gives the room a view of Edge street and natural light throughout the day. The room comes with unlimited Ziferkitchen access, 100mb Wi-Fi and an HD projector.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - Cane and Grain
    Northern QuarterCane and Grain100 People

    Looking for somewhere cool and quirky for your product launch, the Liars Lounge at Cane and Grain is the perfect destination. It offers a wide event space with seating area, large private bar and music facilities to play your own tunes. Want some food to order to go with your event? Choose from our delicious rib joint menu.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - The Brickworks
    Manchester City CentreThe Brickworks300 People

    With 10,000 square feet available, Barton Arcade's basement is the ideal venue for anybody looking to host a pop-up event. We have rapidly become the choice for local, national and international brands, including Just Eat, Reebok, Lone Wolf and Week 53.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - Albert Bentley Place - Crescent

    Ideal for smaller pop-up activity, the area has a buzzing student community and plenty of local residents passing through regularly. A bus stop is right on site, and Salford university just across the road. As a cultural hub, this is an excellent spot for pop-up events and businesses to take residency.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - The Manchester Bierkeller Entertainment Complex

    The Bierkeller has the perfect layout for product launches, networking events, pop up distribution events. Create an event that people will talk about for months afterwards with The Bierkeller, a quirky and traditional Bavarian themed space. Quirky solid wooden furnishings, with fabulous curves, plush booth seating and a fabulous stage area. Extra large projection screen the length of the stage and seating area. This space is really perfect for product launches and pop up events. Custom packages can be created to suit any style event.

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  • Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester - Royal Exchange Theatre
    Central Retail DistrictRoyal Exchange Theatre750 People

    With two entrances to the Great Hall from either St Ann's Square or Cross Street it is central for shoppers, commuters, tourists and locals alike. The Great Hall has step-free access from the St Ann's Square entrance and whichever way you enter you can't fail to be in awe of this historic hall.

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More about Pop Up Spaces Venues in Manchester

Whether you're planning a product launch, exhibition, or brand activation, Manchester is a fantastic city for finding venues that are ideal for pop-up events. There are a variety of options to choose from, whether you're looking for an art gallery, warehouse, blank canvas space, or outdoor area. With hundreds of unique locations and high footfall, there's sure to be a pop-up venue that's perfect for your next event.

To get you started, we've put together some of our top tips and recommendations for finding the perfect pop-up venue in Manchester.

How much does a pop-up venue in Manchester cost?

Pop-up venues in Manchester can range in price, depending on the size and location of the space. For example, a small pop-up shop in a busy area like the Arndale Centre could cost around £500 per day, while a large pop-up warehouse event space could cost £2000 per day. Some areas will be able to offer discounts for longer bookings, and prices will vary depending on the time of year, and days of the week that your event will be using the space.

If you're flexible with your dates and times, you'll likely be able to find somethign that suits both your budget and your event requirements. It's always worth checking out pop-up venue options that are available at short notice, as you may be able to get a great deal.

What are the most popular types of pop-up venues in Manchester?

Some of the most popular pop-up venues in Manchester include art galleries, warehouses, blank canvas spaces, and outdoor areas. These venues are popular because they offer a lot of flexibility for a variety of events.

What should you consider when booking a venue for a pop-up event in Manchester?

Stick to your budget

Pop-up venues in Manchester can vary greatly in price. It's important to consider your budget when searching for a venue, as this will help narrow down your options.

Location is key

The location of your pop-up venue is important for two reasons. Firstly, you want to make sure that the venue is easily accessible for your guests. Secondly, you want to choose a location that will attract footfall and give your event the best chance of success.

Consider the type of event you're hosting

When choosing a pop-up venue, it's important to consider the type of event you're hosting. For example, an art exhibition will need a different type of space than a fashion show. Consider the size, layout, and facilities that you'll need to make your event a success.

Think about promotion

When booking a pop-up venue in Manchester, it's important to think about how you'll promote your event. Make sure that you have a plan in place to market your event and get people through the door.

What are the best venues in Manchester for a pop-up event?

Manchester's full of great pop-up venues for all types of events. Whether you're looking for something sleek and modern or rustic and full of character, the city has plenty of choice to match you with what you need. And with venues dotted across the city centre and all the way out to the countryside, you'll have no shortage of options on where to set your event. Here are just some of our favourite spots:

Unusual venues in Manchester for pop-up events

If you're looking for a unique setting for your pop-up event, try the Manchester Art Gallery, which has a range of different gallery spaces that can be hired for events.

Or for something a little more edgy, El Capo's hip Basement is a great choice for pop-ups, with its brick walls, artsy vibes, and delicious food and drink on the menu.

Warehouse pop-up venues in Manchester

For something with a bit more of an industrial feel, check out the Engine House, which has been transformed into a stylish event space and is perfect for pop-ups, launches and parties. Situated in Ancoats, Bridge 5 Mill provides a rustic and quirky setting for pop-up events. This converted cotton mill is now a creative hub, with a range of different event spaces to choose from.

Best blank canvas venues in Manchester

If you need a blank canvas space, Hallam Mill Studio is a great option. This bright and airy studio can be transformed to suit any event, and has a capacity of up to 400 guests. The studios at the Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art also make for great pop-up event spaces, with plenty of natural light and exposed brickwork.

Outdoor pop-up venues in Manchester

For outdoor events, try the Piazza at Media City or Stanley Square, which are both perfect for summer events like food festivals or open-air cinema screenings. You can bring in food trucks, outdoor stages, promotional units and more to create your perfect event space and make the most of the good weather.

Large pop-up venues in Manchester

For larger pop-up events, why not check out one of Manchester's many cultural venues, such as the Museum of Science and Industry or the Royal Exchange Theatre. These venues offer a variety of different spaces that can be hired for large pop-up events, from grand halls to exhibition spaces, and come with the added bonus of being located in some of Manchester's most iconic buildings.

Small pop-up shops and cafes in Manchester

Black Milk Cafe is perfect if you're looking for a more intimate setting for your pop-up event. This cosy cafe can seat up to 35 guests, making it ideal for smaller gatherings. Alternatively, The Liar's Lounge at Cane and Grain is a great option for private dining or small scale pop-up events. This intimate space can accommodate up to 20 guests for sit-down meals, or up to 100 for more fluid receptions.

Impressive pop-up venues in Manchester

Cloud 23 at the Hilton Deansgate is one of the most popular pop-up venues in Manchester, and it's not hard to see why. With stunning views of the city, this 23rd floor bar is perfect for impressing guests with its panoramic views and chic atmosphere. Or, for something truly mind-blowing, why not opt to set your event in The Monastery Manchester's Great Nave, where guests can enjoy drinks and canapes amongst the stunning gothic architecture.

Best high street venues for pop-up events in central Manchester

If you need to keep your location central, there are plenty of pop-up venues to choose from in the city centre that are close to shops and restaurants to draw in customers. Home to the Manchester School of Art, the Benzies Building offers a range of different event spaces, from a light and airy top floor gallery to a more industrial basement space.

Meanwhile, Castlefield Gallery is a stone's throw from Deansgate and the Manchester International Festival site, making it perfect for pop-up events during busy periods.

Top tips for planning a pop-up event in Manchester

Book well in advance. Manchester is a popular city, and pop-up venues get booked up quickly. To avoid disappointment, make sure you book your venue well in advance.

Go to town on the decorations. Pop-up events are all about making a impact. Make sure you go to town on the decorations and transform your venue into something special.

Think outside the box. When it comes to pop-up venues, think outside the box. There are lots of unique and unusual spaces that would be perfect for your event, from hidden underground speakeasy-style venues, to rooftop bars with stunning views of the city.

Load up on food and drinks. Pop-up events are often busy and chaotic, so make sure you have plenty of food and drink on hand to keep your guests happy! Some venues will provide catering, while others will require you to supply this yourself, so make sure you factor this in when budgeting for the event.

Get sharing! Pop-up events are a great way to drum up interest around your brand so make sure you promote your pop-up event on social media. Use hashtags, post photos and videos, and get people talking about your event. The more people you can reach, the better! To have the most impact, your setting needs to be sleek, so we recommend doing your homework to find the best venue! Which brings us onto...

How to find the perfect pop-up venue for your event

Finding the perfect product launch or exhibition event space can be a minefield, especially when you need to impress customers. At Hire Space, we've got a wide range of spaces on our books, from art galleries and warehouses, to outdoor areas and blank canvas spaces to suit any company.

To make sure you find the perfect venue for your needs, just use Hire Space's simple venue finding search tool. Just enter your event requirements, and we'll show you hundreds of pop-up venues in Manchester that match what you're looking for. Once you've found a few options, you can get in touch with the venues directly through our site, all for free! You'll hear back from them directly with availability to make booking your event a breeze! Happy pop-up planning!

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Discover Manchester's range of pop-up venue spaces for a variety of events, If you are launching an innovative new project or hosting a fashion show for the latest trends this page has the pop-up venue options for you.

Choose from art galleries, warehouses, blank canvas spaces and outdoor areas. There are hundreds of unique locations with high footfall and customers waiting to be wowed by the next big thing. Need a few more options for a pop-up venue? Ask our experienced Venue Expert team for some free venue suggestions.

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