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Sorry everyone: we’re not taking bookings at the moment

Due to building work that’s recently started above and next to our new HQ (Plant NOMA), we’ve decided to put new venue hire bookings on hold for now.

So far noise has been minimal, and we think it will continue that way. However, here at MadLab our goal is to always give the highest quality of venue hire space and service – and this uncertainty means we can’t know for sure what the builders have in store for us in the future.

If you’d like us to get in touch as soon as we’re taking bookings again, drop us a line at You may also want to join the mailing list here for updates too.

If you have an existing booking with us:

We’ll be honouring all existing bookings, and will be in touch soon (if we haven’t already) to discuss the situation with you in more detail.

If your booking is in the evening, or at the weekend – as most are – you will be completely unaffected. We’ve been told that work on the immediate floor above has been completed, so daytime hires are also likely to be unaffected too. If, in the unlikely event this changes, we’ll be in touch with you straight away of course.

If you’d like to find out more about city centre development and creative spaces:

Read this report from Manchester Confidential: Is Northern Quarter in danger of becoming just another Shoreditch? Featuring an interview with MadLab’s CEO, Rachael Turner.

If you’d like to know what’s next, and how to support us:

We’re making plans to buy our own property, and create a permanent community asset for artists, creatives, makers, thinkers, and tinkerers. If you’d like to support us in doing so, you can also donate to MadLab here.