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University Place

Fact sheet
Day rate from£45.50
Event type
  • Day meeting
LocationOxford Road
The University of Manchester is an excellent venue for events. The staff are incredibly helpful and forward thinking.

Nothing is too much trouble, and their support and attention to detail during the lead up to the event and during the event is excellent.

When we have faced challenges the team at Manchester have been quick to offer workable solutions and we could ask no more.

We would highly recommend considering the University for your next event.
Keith Southwell, General Manager, ALARM

About the venue

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 Wi-Fi and wired internet access around the building.

The University's Gift Shop 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.

  • Available vacations, weekends and evenings
  • 1 mile from city centre
  • Ideal venue for large international and national conferences
  • Wi-Fi and wired internet access
  • Highly qualified technical team on site
  • Within walking distance of all car parks on campus
  • Green credentials
  • "VERY GOOD" BREEAM rating
  • Facing Whitworth Hall and Manchester Museum

Take yourself on a journey of the venue by exploring our virtual tour


RoomsCapacity and Layout
Theatre A/B1000 theatre style
Theatre B600 theatre style
Theatre A280 theatre style
1st floor classrooms2 x 96 classrooms
2nd floor classrooms1 x 80, 1 x 60, 1 x 40, 1 x 30
3rd floor classrooms1 x 60, 7 x 30 classrooms
4th floor classrooms3 x 60, 6 x 30, 2 x 18
Market restaurant300 seated or 288 sqm
The Drum500 sqm
Marquee Space500 sqm
1st floor foyerSuitable for posters

Computer ClusterBy arrangement
Internet ConnectionYes, Wi-Fi and wired access throughout
In House Audio-VisualAll 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 equipment is included in the DDR or room hire rate.
AccommodationWithin walking distance of University accommodation and local hotels to suit all budgets


Please note the day rate quoted is a per person rate

Venue tags

  • Accessible venue
  • Theatre layout
  • Cabaret layout
  • Classroom layout
  • Exhibition layout
  • Large events

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Conference Sales Office, The University of Manchester, Room 2.001, Beyer Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

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