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One & All and Solidarity Event Suites Combined 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 provide ourselves on being fully accessible venue. From laid back spaces ideal for tech meet ups or film screenings, to more spacious areas for team away days, board meetings and hackathons, each space is a vibrant mix or urban textures and pops of colour in a building rich with Manchester heritage.

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


  • Wifi
  • Comfy chilled seating outside your event suite
  • Removable wall to create one large event suite
  • 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


  • 76 Cabaret
  • 200 Standing
  • 150 Theatre


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


  • 144ft2 (13m2)
  • Ceiling height 2ft (0.8m)
  • 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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