We're a bit different
Aviva Studios is a global destination for arts, music and culture - and an event venue like no other. Born out of Manchester International Festival, at Aviva Studios, collaborate with the very best event, production and technical teams to bring your vision to life.
Our spaces are without limits. From product launches and brand activations to fashion shows, gigs and public events, do something a bit different here.
In the heart of Manchester’s new and vibrant neighbourhood of St John’s, there’s no better place to put on a proper show. And if you want to make a lasting difference – to people, communities or the planet – join us and invent a better tomorrow together.
To discuss a bespoke package for your event email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're looking to book for a gig or concert, email email@example.com.
At Aviva Studios, we're shapeshifters and explore the art of the possible.
With up to 13,200m2 of flexible indoor and outdoor space and room for up to 5,000 people, our spaces are without limits.
Four unique, flexible spaces are available for you to use in your own way. These can be hired individually or in combination to create large-scale, impactful events, with flexibility throughout.
Capacity: up to 1,500
The Hall provides a beautiful theatre and concert space, centred on flexibility. It has tiered seating with the option to be removed altogether, with wheelchair access on all levels. The supersized stage between the Hall and the Warehouse connects each space, so you can take your event to the next level.
Capacity: up to 5,000
The Warehouse is a space to make an impact - taller than four double-decker buses and longer than a passenger jet.. It’s a blank canvas, equipped with a retractable wall to the Hall, a universal technical grid, anchor points across the walls, a proscenium door and direct truck access. The only limit to this space is your imagination.
The Public Realm
Size: 2,100m2 of outdoor space
With south-facing views to the River Irwell, River Square is a truly unique outdoor events space. It's ideal for hosting pop-up brand activations, experiential marketing campaigns, live music or markets. The Undercroft runs below Factory International, creating a covered external space with WiFI and enabling activities to take place year-round.
Weaving our space together is a network of social areas, including a ground-floor foyer under the arch of the Hall and Warehouse and a physical link to the adjacent Science and Industry Museum.
If you’re looking for a location to wow your audiences, this is the place. Our team can work on a bespoke package for you, including:
CHANGE THE WORLD AT FACTORY INTERNATIONAL
If you share our commitment to diversity, community, sustainability or the future of the arts, then join us and invent a better tomorrow together.
Our Factory Academy makes creative skills and opportunities accessible to local people from all backgrounds, and by working with us you’ll be directly supporting its programmes. Find out more here.
A venue like no other
Looking to wow? Get in touch and discuss a bespoke package for your event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're looking to book for a gig or concert, email email@example.com.