About us

Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.

We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.

MadLab is a living wage employer (including for interns).

Read our Annual Survey & Community Group Audit 2017 here.


As a not-for-profit, we heavily rely on the kindness of the people we interact with. We greatly appreciate donations, with these helping us to continue to provide services for our thriving community. If you would like to donate, please find our super easy donations page here.

MadLab HQ

Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations (see How to Find Us), and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre.