University Place Overview

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Meeting Capacity: 1000
Day Rate per person £36.00 + VAT
  • Oxford Road Campus
  • 1 mile from the city centre
  • Available vacations, weekends and evenings
  • 26 meeting rooms from 18 to 1000
  • Ideal venue for large scale international and national conferences
  • 1000 seat semi-circular auditorium (default layout of 2 theatres: 600/280)
  • Additional 25 flat-floored seminar rooms accommodating 16-180 delegates
  • 500m² exhibition area
  • Adjacent marquee space
  • 400 seat Eats restaurant
  • WiFi & wired internet access
  • Highly qualified technical team on site
  • Computer cluster by arrangement
  • George Kenyon Hall next door
  • Within walking distance of all car parks on campus
  • Disabled accessible venue
  • Green credentials
  • "VERY GOOD" BREEAM rating
  • Adjacent to all the main lecture buildings
  • Facing the Whitworth Hall and Manchester Museum

University Place Description

This venue houses the largest dedicated lecture theatre in the Greater Manchester region. It is an ideal venue for large national and international conferences and high profile events, and boasts a large number of flexible, flat floored rooms for discussion groups.

It has been fitted out with the most up to date audio-visual aids and there is a highly qualified technical support team on site who can also advise on WiFi and wired internet access around the building.

The University's Visitors Centre is located in the building and has proven to be a useful facility for conference delegates. Located at the centre of the campus, University Place is no more than a 5 minute walk from any of the other teaching buildings or the majestic Whitworth Hall and equally impressive Manchester Museum, and George Kenyon Hall offering 153 single en-suite bedrooms in the summer vacation, is located next door.

University Place Facilities

FacilitiesCapacity and Layout
Theatre A/B 1000 theatre style
Theatre B 600 theatre style
Theatre A 280 theatre style
1st floor classrooms 2 x 96 classrooms
2nd floor classrooms 1 x 80, 1 x 60, 1 x 40, 1 x 36
3rd floor classrooms 1 x 60, 7 x 40 classrooms
4th floor classrooms 3 x 60, 6 x 36, 2 x 16
Eats restaurant 400 seated
The Drum 500m²
Marquee Space 500m²
1st floor foyer Suitable for posters
Computer Cluster By arrangement
Internet Connection Yes, WiFi and wired access throughout
In House Audio-Visual All meeting rooms have standard equipment of data projector, pa, projection screen, network point and computer. The larger theatres also include a lectern, lectern mic and induction loop. Some of this enquipment is included in the DDR or room hire rate.
Summer Accommodation 153 en-suite rooms in George Kenyon Hall, 250 self-catering rooms in Whitworth Park(alternative accommodation is also available on other campuses)

University Place Pricing

Daily PackagesCost
Day delegate rate per person to include the use of the plenary theatre equipped with standard a/v equipment, services of technician during standard weekday hours, two servings of tea/coffee and biscuits, plus lunch

£36.00 + VAT for up to 600

POA for over 600 delegates

Room hire for up to 25 seat classrooms £200.00
Room hire for up to 50 seat classrooms £235.00
Room hire for up to 100 seat classrooms £270.00
Room hire for theatre A (when used as breakout room only) £695.00
Room hire for the drum (exhibition area) £2650.00
Room hire for Eats (when used as exhibition area) £1550.00
Room hire for 1st floor foyer £350.00
Marquee space £1000.00
In House Audio-Visual P.O.A.
Internet Connection Local charges may apply - P.O.A.
Computer Cluster P.O.A.
Teas/coffees and biscuits £2.00+ VAT
Buffet lunch form £7.25 + VAT
Evening meals from £19.45 + VAT
Bed and breakfast in George Kenyon Hall £41.50 + VAT
Room only in Whitworth Park £16.00 inc. VAT (minimum of 2 nights)

Rates quoted are for weekday hire during normal working hours - for evening and weekend rates, please contact the Conference Sales Office on +44 161 306 4100

University Place Layout & Events Options

Layout Options
Theatre Yes
Cabaret Yes
Classroom Yes
Exhibition Yes
Boardroom Yes
Event Options
Day Yes
Large Yes
Residential Yes
Exhibition Yes
Banquet No
Accommodation No
Occasion No
Wedding No
Film Yes
Sport No

University Place Floor Plans

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