THROW AN UNFORGETTABLE PARTY
Easily accessible by foot, bus, tram, train and car, Aviva Studios’ central location in Manchester’s buzzing new St John’s neighbourhood provides the perfect atmosphere to gather and celebrate.
Our awe-inspiring venue, borne out of Manchester International Festival, is bound to leave a lasting impression. And with help fromourbest-in-classteamofin-houseevent, technical and production experts, you can craft a party to wow your team. Whatever your theme, we can make it happen.
Whether you’re looking for something grand or intimate, we can work with you to ensure our shapeshifting spaces meet your specific needs. With unique spaces spanning our colossal warehouse to our network of social areas and public realm facing the River Irwell, there are plenty of opportunities to make an impact.
And when you choose to host at Aviva Studios, you directly support Factory International’s mission to widen engagement with the arts and develop the next generation of creative talent.
We're a bit different
The place we call home
On Manchester’s former Granada Studios site and a stone’s throw from MediaCityUK
2nd most creative city in Europe, with a GVA of £1.4bn to the city from culture and creative industries
History in the making
Designed by world-leading architects Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Listed in TimeOut’s ‘23 Best Things to Do in the World in 2023’
We've got something special
Over 15 years’ experience producing the globally renowned Manchester International Festival
Diverse team of 16 in-house experts covering all aspects of production
Access to technical expertise in lighting, sound and more
We have four unique, industrial yet modern spaces – the Warehouse, the Hall, the Public Realm and the Social – that flex to your needs.
A retractable wall allows you to reconfigure the space into the North and South Warehouse
Acoustic separation and allowing multi- use across the venue at any one time
Direct articulated truck access
Anchor points in the wall to support any kind of mount or rigging
Universal technical grid across the ceiling
Supplementing Riverside Square, the Undercroft runs below Aviva Studios, creating a covered external space and enabling filming to take place year-round
External power supply WiFi provision within the Undercroft
Connected to neighbouring St John’s business and leisure district
AV, stage and lighting inclusions available
Varying stage depths
Flexible stall seating, or can be removed entirely
Wheelchair access on all levels
Foyer bars, with impressive views across the city
Proscenium wall with option to connect to the Warehouse
Contact our events team to find out more: