Venue Hire

If you’re looking for a place to hold a workshop, seminar, talk, event, away-day or something bigger – an exhibition, studio or a place for your launch event then why not hire MadLab?

Situated in Manchester’s Northern Quarter we have excellent links to Piccadilly Train Station, Shudehill Bus Station, the Metro Link and there is on-street parking available.

MadLab has two spacious floors that can be adapted to hold your event and we give you total flexibility on how you use it. You can hire MadLab per floor or in its entirety depending on how much space you need.

When you hire MadLab you not only get a fantastic space, but all the proceeds of our hires goes straight back into supporting the MadLab community.

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Top floor

Top floor

Ground floor

Capacities and Prices

Ground Floor

Standing 120 | Workshop 24 | Theatre 40

Top Floor

Standing 150 | Workshop 24 | Theatre 40

Standard Price

Full Day £450 (inclusive of VAT) | Half Day £250 (inclusive of VAT)

Discount for Local Charities and Voluntary Agencies

Please contact us on or 0161 839 6324 for details.

Included with hire

Super-fast Wi-Fi (100MB up/down)
PA Sound System
iPod (small deposit required)
Tea and coffee for groups up to 20

Small Extra Fee

Sony VG-10 camera (and tripod)
Flipchart paper
Tea and coffee for groups larger than 20


We can take care of arranging catering for your event, our fantastic caterer can meet all dietary requirements and preferences from canapes to hot buffets.

Cost is dependent on specific requirements however, it is generally between £8 and £10 per head (inclusive of VAT).  Please contact us on or 0161 839 6324 for further details/sample menus etc.

Should you wish to provide your own food we have a bijou on-site kitchen which you can use. There is a bar available which provides locally-brewed ales and soft drinks. Tea and coffee is always available throughout the day and evening.

Previous Clients

  •  The BBC
  • Oxfam
  • AND Festival
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Creative Minds
  • MDDA
  • The Vegetarian Society
  • The University of Manchester
  • Cornerhouse
  • Urban Leaf
  • University of Cambridge
  • Prince’s Regeneration Trust
  • Togetherworks
  • Future Everything.


“I hired the room for some development days around an international open data project and can say that hiring MadLab is the smart thing to do. Put your money into the community, and get great space, wifi and people in return!” – Steven Flower

“MadLab is a great venue, very flexible and a fantastic meeting space for a whole range of different activities. We use it for a really diverse range of events, from local gatherings to European visits and project meetings. We always recommend it.” -Dave Carter, Head, Manchester Digital Development Agency (Manchester City Council)

 “MadLab is a fantastic space, it is ideal for many of the events we run, and you get the added value knowing that you are helping to support a brilliant, creative place where anything can happen!’’ -Drew Hemment, Founder and CEO Future Everything

 ”MadLab is a fantastic workshop space for all digital makers and communities. If offers a place for all creative-minded people to get together, share and make”. – Kieron Kirkland, Development Researcher, Nominet Trust

 “MadLab’s location is great being in the Northern Quarter, it’s 5mins to all the transport links you’ll need. For a venue in the city centre it’s great value for money and you’ll get the bonus of helping to support a vibrant open community flourish” – Ian Forrester, Senior Producer, BBC

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