Skip to navigation | Skip to main content | Skip to footer

Conferences and Venues

Barnes Wallis Building

Fact sheet
Day rate from£36.00
Event type
  • Day meeting
LocationCity centre
The University of Manchester is one of our go-to venues in the North West because of their extremely helpful and friendly conference team. Their professionalism and knowledge of their event services provides a stress-free experience which all conference organisers will appreciate. All queries are dealt with in a quick and concise manner and all of the team are a pleasure to work with.Claire Whysall, Communications Manager Composites UK

About the venue

The Barnes Wallis building provides two large and flexible spaces - the Harwood Room seating 120 theatre style or 65 cabaret style and the Barnes Wallis room seats 200 theatre style or 150 cabaret style. It can also be used for poster displays and exhibitions.

  • Ideal for meetings, poster displays and exhibitions
  • Free parking for organisers/trainers
  • Chargeable car park on campus for delegates/guests
  • Next to Manchester Meeting Place and the Renold Building
  • Wi-Fi and wired internet access

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


RoomsCapacity and Layout
Barnes Wallis Room150 cabaret style, 200 theatre style, 800m exhibition space
Harwood Room120 theatre style, 65 cabaret style

In House Audio-VisualData projector, computers, PA system, screens and flipcharts
Internet ConnectionHard Wired access available in the Harwood Room
AccommodationWithin walking distance of University accommodation and local hotels to suit all budgets

Venue tags

  • Year round availability
  • Accessible venue
  • Theatre layout
  • Cabaret layout
  • Classroom layout
  • Exhibition layout
  • Boardroom layout
  • Large events
  • Dinners

Contact us

Find us

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

Connect with us

  • Twitter icon
  • LinkedIn icon
  • Instagram icon