Manchester Craft and Design Centre

We have a range of options for hosting all kinds of events.

If you are looking for a space to hold a meeting, workshop, pop-up exhibition or event, our venue is the perfect creative destination in the heart of the Northern Quarter. We have a workshop space on the ground floor called Space2, and our venue is available for hire.


Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Space 2

Our activity room, Space2 is perfect for meetings, seminars, workshops, exhibitions and projects.

Situated on the ground floor, it is the ideal space to stimulate discussion, promote creativity and focus the mind.

Space2 is available for hire for half days (10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm) or full days (10am – 5pm). We can arrange bespoke bookings outside of these hours.

Maximum capacities are as follows:
• Theatre-style seating – maximum 20 people
• Table seating – maximum 12 people
• Creative workshops – 12 people

Manchester Craft & Design Centre is situated in the heart of Manchester’s bustling, creative Northern Quarter. It’s just 5 minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Gardens, and easily accessible from all major transport routes, including Victoria and Piccadilly Stations and Shudehill Interchange.

Please email [email protected] for a bespoke hire quote.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Venue Hire

We are delighted to be able to offer our building for both corporate and private hire, in one of the most unique and iconic buildings in the city. So, whether you are looking to host a private party or business meeting, MCDC has a variety of packages to meet your needs.

We can support you in holding exhibitions, events, concerts or talks. If you have an idea for an event, please do get in touch at [email protected]


Safe Space Charter

We are committed to ensuring our building and our practices are safe for everyone to thrive. Please take a look at our Safe Space Charter for more information.

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Have any questions?[email protected]

Manchester Craft and Design Centre