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Defiant Event Suite at

The Federation

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Purpose built with collaboration at its core, The Federation offers a number of flexible spaces for people to meet and share. We pride ourselves on being a fully accessible venue. From laid back spaces ideal for tech or board meetings to small conferences & hackathons.

Each space is a vibrant mix of urban textures and pops of colour in a building rich with Manchester heritage.

Our spaces are dry-hire and blank canvases that can be what you need them to be. Our team team will work with you to create an event that works for you.


  • Wifi
  • Extra auditorium seating at the rear of the room.
  • A dedicated event contact and personal service
  • Audio visual facilities
  • Charged by the hour
  • Dimmable lights and spotlights in our Defiant event suite
  • Free Wifi
  • Hearing loop in Defiant events space
  • Lift access to every floor
  • Microphone & speaker if One & All and Solidarity suites are used combined
  • PA system optional in our Defiant event space
  • Portable wheelchair ramp
  • Promotional support through our social channels
  • Secure access for your guests
  • Toilets on the same floor and disabled toilets on every other floor

 Food And Drink

  • External catering allowed
  • External alcohol allowed
  • Professional Kitchen
  • Halal Catering
  • Kosher Catering


  • TENs Available


  • 96 Cabaret
  • 40 Classroom
  • 220 Standing
  • 180 Theatre


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Promoters
  • Ticketed events
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 247ft2 (23m2)
  • Ceiling height 3ft (0.9m)
  • Disabled Access
  • 2 Federation Street
  • M4 4BH

More about 

The Federation is a historic building in the centre of Manchester with Co-working space, meeting rooms, event suites, Podcasting suite and coffee shop with a good dose of northern values. Based near Victoria train & Shudehill bus stations we are an ideal location.

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