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Conferences and Venues

Renold Building

Fact sheet
Day rate from£34
Event type
  • Day meeting
LocationCity centre
Every three years The University of Manchester hosts our international Annual Conference which attracts more than 800 participants. The University has a broad range of conference facilities and its location in the city centre - with excellent national and international transport links - makes it an ideal choice for our event. We return with confidence knowing that the professional Conference Team are always on hand to offer advice and expertise which helps to make our event a success. I look forward to returning in the near future.Lucy Oxley, Events and Marketing Manager, Geographical Association

About the venue

The superbly equipped 524 seat C16 Theatre and two 296 seat theatres open onto the 900 sqm exhibition space and refreshment area - a key factor where exhibitions run alongside conferences.

The Renold Building also contains a further 25 seminar rooms and theatres seating 25 - 150 delegates making it a very effective venue for large-scale conference use. The main conference floors all benefit from Wi-Fi access.

Its prime city centre location also means it is only 250 metres from Piccadilly station and within walking distance of University accommodation and local hotels.

  • High specification audio-visual aids
  • Dedicated events team
  • Professional technicians on site
  • Chargeable car park on campus
  • Available vacations, evenings and weekends
  • Ideal venue for national and international conferences

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


RoomsCapacity and Layout
C16524 theatre style plus 4 wheelchair places
C2, C9296 theatre style plus 2 wheelchair places
D7, E7, F14, H11, J17150 theatre style
D, E, F, G, H floors50 seat classrooms
D, E, F, G, H floors20 seat classrooms
C15510 sqm of exhibition space
C8132 sqm of exhibition space
B1266 sqm of exhibition space
Enigma coffee loungeSeating for 150
RestaurantBarnes Wallis Restaurant for 400 adjacent

In House Audio-Visual3 Large projection screens in the main theatre, C16, with high definition projectors and live camera feeds. This enables the projection of animated logos and other content onto the side screens whilst maintaining a central image of the presenter during the conference. High quality PA systems and acoustic panels fitted in all theatres with tie lines for microphones. Live audio and video feeds from the conference in the main theatre can be fed into the two 300 seat theatres if required. Webcasting available if required. DDA accessible lectern and microphone, network point and induction loop. All classrooms are equipped with computer, projection screen, whiteboard, network point and induction loop.
Internet ConnectionWi-Fi access to main conference floors and Wired access in all meeting rooms and exhibition areas
AccommodationWithin walking distance of University accommodation and local hotels to suit all budgets

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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