Draped head to toe 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. Shed A, our most famous space has been home to events produces by top brands: Nike, Heineken, Jeep, The Northern Powerhouse Partnership and BBC Radio Music festival. This vast area within The Cotton Sheds is perfect for launches, conferences, dinners, sporting events and music shows. Sheds B, C, D, E, F and G can be hired collectively as breakout rooms, separate catering areas or exhibition space.
Made up of two adjoining areas totalling over 700 sqm. The Bays are our most popular event space. Built in 1932 for cotton stock, and later storage for Kellogg's, McVitie's and Cadburys, their rich history and interesting architecture make them ideal for corporate and showcase events. A large pre-function space with a feature bar leads into the main room, which is complete with a full AV package. This includes screens and projectors, colour-changing down lighters on the pillars, a PA system, staging, lecterns, mics and relay screens, giving you a hassle-free event solution.
Restored with seating salvaged from an old theatre on the outskirts of Manchester. The Cinema is an ode to simpler times. Accommodating up to 20 guests, The Cinema is a quirky, nostalgic setting for kick-off meetings, screenings, movie viewings and birthday parties. The perfect backdrop to a vintage themed event, this beautiful space is oozing with charm for smaller gatherings.