Manchester Central

Manchester Central

Petersfield
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M2 3GX
 

Overview

Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of one of Europe's most vibrant cities; our vaulted arches and station clock have made our venue an iconic city feature for more than 140 years.

Our range of flexible spaces provide the perfect platform for events of all shapes, sizes and formats; from team conferences and business expos, to drinks receptions and banquet dinners. And now, due to the evolving era of hybrid events, the venue boasts a new purpose-built broadcast quality studio, and sophisticated plug and play solution that provides a professional interactive live streaming experience to engage your audiences, wherever they are.

Our experienced team of professionals lead the industry with unrivalled service standards to help you create an engaging and memorable experience for all.

Venue Awards

2011
Winner TESA: UK Venue of the Year
Silver winner, Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2011: Business Tourism Award
Highly commended, Exhibition News Awards: Best Exhibition Venue
Winner, Conference Awards: Best Conference Venue outside of London
Winner, AEO Excellence Awards: Unsung Hero for Dave Freeman

2012
Winner of Manchester Tourism Awards: Business Tourism Award
Investors in People: Bronze Award

2013
Exhibition News Award: Best Exhibition Venue
Visit England Award: Business Tourism
MIMA Award: Best Web Site - Silver

2014
Conference Venue & Supplier Award: Best Large Conference Venue

Accreditations, Associations, Memberships and Affiliations

AEO - Association of Event Organisers
AIM Accreditation Entry Level
AIPC - International Assoc. of Congress Centres
Eventia
ICCA - International Congress & Convention Assoc.
MIA Member
Visit England
Visit Manchester

Venue Styles

Banqueting Suite, Conference Centre, Convention Centre, Exhibition Centre, Unusual/Unique

Event Types

Activity Day, AGM, Awards Dinners, Away Day, Breakfast Meeting, Charity Ball, Christmas Lunch, Christmas Party, Company Fun Day, Conference, Congress, Corporate Hospitality, Dinner, Dinner Dance, Exam, Exhibition, Fashion Show, Gala Dinner, Interviews, Lunch, Meeting, Networking, Other, Party, Presentation, Private Dining, Product Launch, Reception, Road Show, Seminar, Summer Party, Teambuilding, Training Course, Wedding, Workshop

Parking

  • 720 OnSite Car parking spaces available
  • 15000 Offsite Car parking spaces available
 

Offsite Facilities and Leisure

Casino, Cinema, Driving Range, Go-Karting, Golf, Shopping Mall

Equipment

Autocue, Back Projection Kit, Computer Equipment, Courier Services, Fax, Flipcharts, Internet Connection Cable, Interpretation, LCD/Data Projector, Lectern, Overhead Projector, PA System, Photocopier, Sound Equipment, Typing Services, Video, Video Camera, Video Conferencing, Video Recording, White Board, Wi-Fi

Venue Grounds

Grounds are available for use

 

Meeting & Event Room Capacities

Room Name Boardroom Cabaret Classroom Classroom (BP) Dinner Dinner Dance Exhibition Reception Theatre Theatre (BP) U-shape
Central Hall 0 2400 2500 2500 3600 3600 9000 9000 9000 9000 0
Exchange Auditorium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 804 0 0
Exchange Hall 0 684 750 0 1200 1000 0 1600 1600 0 0
Central 3 30 12 30 0 30 0 0 70 70 0 30
Central 4 30 24 27 0 40 0 0 70 70 0 30
Central 5 30 24 30 0 40 0 0 80 80 0 30
Central 6 24 12 18 0 20 0 0 50 50 0 24
Central 7 30 24 30 0 40 0 0 80 80 0 30
Central 8 30 24 30 0 40 0 0 80 80 0 30
The Gallery 0 0 0 0 300 0 0 500 0 0 0
Exchange 1 36 24 36 0 40 0 0 80 80 0 36
Exchange 2 20 12 12 0 20 0 0 0 40 0 0
Exchange 3 20 12 12 0 20 0 0 40 40 0 0
Exchange 4 20 12 12 0 20 0 0 40 40 0 0
Exchange 5 20 12 12 0 20 0 0 40 40 0 0
Exchange 6 20 12 12 0 20 0 0 40 40 0 0
Exchange 7 20 12 12 0 20 0 0 40 40 0 0
Exchange 8 18 12 24 0 20 0 0 40 40 0 0
Exchange 9 60 72 135 0 160 0 0 240 240 0 0
Exchange 10 36 36 54 0 60 0 0 100 100 0 0
Exchange 11 48 48 66 0 90 0 0 150 150 0 48
Cobden 1 18 12 12 0 10 0 0 40 39 0 18
Cobden 2 24 18 24 0 30 0 0 55 60 0 24
Cobden 3 36 36 42 0 60 0 0 130 135 0 36
Cobden 4 30 24 24 0 30 0 0 85 60 0 30
Charter 1 66 120 159 0 200 200 0 400 400 0 66
Charter 2 54 66 90 0 140 140 0 230 230 0 54
Charter 3 54 72 126 0 150 150 0 270 270 0 54
Charter 4 42 60 60 0 100 100 0 190 190 0 42
Central 5-7 60 60 87 0 100 0 0 170 170 0 60
Charter suite 1-3 combined 60 240 348 0 510 510 0 950 950 800 60
Central 3 & 4 42 36 54 0 60 0 0 140 140 0 42
Central 6 & 7 48 36 54 0 60 0 0 90 90 0 48
Central 5 & 6 42 36 51 0 60 0 0 90 90 0 42
Cobden 1 - 4 36 102 126 0 200 0 0 341 341 0 36
Cobden 3 & 4 36 66 78 0 160 0 0 221 221 0 36
Exchange 6 & 7 36 36 36 0 40 0 0 80 80 0 0
Exchange 4 & 5 36 24 36 0 40 0 0 80 80 0 0
Exchange 2 & 3 36 24 36 0 40 0 0 80 80 0 0
Exchange 8 - 10 0 150 192 0 270 0 0 400 400 0 0
Charter 2 & 3 60 180 219 0 300 300 0 568 568 0 60
Central Hall 1 0 720 513 513 1200 1200 0 2000 2000 2000 0
Central Hall 2 0 1800 2000 0 3000 3000 0 8100 8100 8100 0
 

Location Map

Location map

Nearest train stations

  • Deansgate (0.2 miles)
  • Salford Central (0.6 miles)
  • Manchester Piccadilly (0.7 miles)

Nearest airports

  • Manchester Airport (7.9 miles)
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (26.9 miles)
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport (36.3 miles)

Nearest motorways

  • M602 JCT 3 (1.6 miles)
  • M602 JCT 2 (3.1 miles)
  • M60 JCT 6 (3.9 miles)

Directions

Manchester Central is an iconic business resort in the heart of Manchester. We're right in the centre of the UK and easy to reach via Manchester’s extensive multi-modal transport network. Please visit /http://www.manchestercentral.co.uk/getting-here

 

Pictures gallery

Manchester CentralCentral HallExchnage AuditoriumExchange BreakoutExchange room 9Exchange HallCobden room 3 & 4Charter rooom 1Central Hall 1Exchange AuditoriumExchange HallExchange Hall (Banquet)Central rooms 3 & 4Central room 4Central rooms 5 - 7Central room 7Central room 8The GalleryExchange roomsExchange Room breakout (Boardroom Style)Exchange room 8Exchange room 8-10 (Theatre style)Exchange room 8-10 combinedExchange room 10Exchange Room 11Cobden Room 1 (Theatre Style)Cobden Room 2 (Theatre Style)Cobden Room 3 (Theatre Style)Cobden room 3Cobden Room 4 (Theatre Style)Charter room 3Charter room 4Charter room 1-3 combinedCharter 3 (Theatre Style)