10,000 capacity venue set to open in Manchester

Subject to planning consent, the space could be in use for the next five years

This summer will see a new venue launched at Manchester’s historic Mayfield site as part of a collaboration between The Mayfield Partnership (which includes Manchester City Council) and the owners of Printworks London; Broadwick Live & Vibration Group. The two companies in charge of the London hotspot, also oversee the Drumsheds and Exhibition venues.


The Mayfield area has previously played host to a range of cultural & music events in the past, with the colossal space being used last November for a series of special shows during Warehouse Project’s collaboration with MIF which saw BICEP perform a memorable live set.


The site is set to include three separate venues, with the main arena named “Depot” which will welcome international stars to the city. “Concourse” will host free community events, whilst “Archive” will be used as an intimate performance space with low-cost studio and rehearsal facilities for local talent.

“We want to add something to the Mancunian cultural landscape which is unique, not just in the city but in the UK,” – Richard Upton, chief development officer of U+I.

Depot will open on August 24th with Manchester Pride Live, further shows are yet to be announced.





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