Conferences & Meetings

We are able to accommodate day conferences, meetings and events throughout the year at a number of our venues:

  • Manchester Meeting Place - our flexible daytime venue for 6-90 people in Manchester city centre
  • Barnes Wallis Building - adding more capacity to Manchester Meeting Place for larger events
  • Core Technology Facility - offers light and spacious contemporary conference and meeting spaces for 2-140 people on the Oxford Road Corridor
  • Oddfellows Hall - a historic venue NEW for 2022
  • Christie's Bistro - the University's Old Science Library provides a versatile space for up to 300 people
  • Manchester Museum - reopening in 2023 after an exciting redevelopment, home to awe-inspiring items of archaeology, anthropology and natural history, making it a beautiful and unique event setting
  • Whitworth Art Gallery - set amongst the trees of Whitworth Park, this beautiful cultural venue can accommodate both small and large groups

The below spaces are ideal for larger meetings and conferences;

  • Engineering A and B - NEW for 2023
  • Sackville Street Building - a Grade II-listed, French Renaissance style venue ideal for city centre conferences, meetings and receptions for up to 300 people
  • Renold Building - for conferences up to 524 people with a generous exhibition space located in Manchester city centre
  • University Place - our largest conference and meeting venue located right in the centre of campus, able to accommodate up to 1,000 people
  • Whitworth Building - at the heart of the campus, boasting neo-Gothic and elegant surroundings that are perfect for formal dinners up to 300 and receptions for up to 400 guests
  • Schuster Building - for conferences and meetings for up to 200 people during vacation time
  • Roscoe Building - for conferences and meetings for up to 150 people during vacation time. Roscoe is also available as breakout or lecture space alongside other venues.
  • Alan Turing Building - for conferences and meetings for up to 119 people during vacation time