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Manchester Central

Petersfield, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3GX
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0345 004 3655 (BOOKING ENQUIRIES)

Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Its vaulted arches and station clock have made Manchester Central an iconic city feature for over 130 years.


With the capacity to handle intimate meetings and corporate functions and large-scale conferences or exhibitions, our historic architecture and state-of-the-art facilities provide the perfect venue for leading events.


Our facilities include: the purpose-built 804-seat Exchange Auditorium; the 1800m² exhibition, conference or 1200-capacity dining space Exchange Hall; the 10,000m² column-free and divisible Central Hall and a range of smaller state-of-the-art conference and meeting rooms.


Our world class philosophy applies to all our facilities, teams and services. From venue traffic management to IT and AV support teams, from dedicated event managers to our kitchen brigade led by renowned chef Simon Firth MWMCS (Member of the World Master Chefs Society), Manchester Central is one of the most professional and versatile event spaces in the UK.


With over 2,500 hotel bedrooms within a 5 minute walk, Manchester Central has every amenity on its doorstep. Whether travelling from across the country or across the world, the venue is easy to reach thanks to Manchester’s extensive multi-modal transport network.

Central Hall
Max Capacity 9000

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 4000
Cabaret 2400
Theatre 9000
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Central 3
Max Capacity 70

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 30
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 12
Classroom 30
Theatre 70
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Central 4
Max Capacity 70

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 24
Classroom 27
Theatre 70
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Central 5
Max Capacity 80

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 24
Classroom 30
Theatre 80
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Central 5-7 combined
Max Capacity 170

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 100
Boardroom 60
Cabaret 60
Classroom 87
Theatre 170
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Exchange Hall
Max Capacity 1600

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 1200
Cabaret 480
Theatre 1600
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Exchange Auditorium
Max Capacity 804

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Theatre 804
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Exchange 1
Max Capacity 80

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 36
Cabaret 24
Classroom 36
Theatre 80
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Exchange 2 to 7
Max Capacity 40

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 20
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 12
Classroom 12
Theatre 40
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Exchange 2-3,4-5,6-7 combined
Max Capacity 80

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 36
Cabaret 24
Classroom 36
Theatre 80
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Exchange 8
Max Capacity 40

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 20
Boardroom 18
Cabaret 12
Classroom 24
Theatre 40
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Exchange 9
Max Capacity 240

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 160
Boardroom 60
Cabaret 72
Classroom 135
Theatre 240
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Exchange 10
Max Capacity 100

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 60
Boardroom 36
Cabaret 36
Classroom 54
Theatre 100
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Exchange 11
Max Capacity 150

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 90
Boardroom 48
Cabaret 48
Classroom 66
Theatre 150
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Charter 1
Max Capacity 400

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 200
Boardroom 66
Cabaret 120
Classroom 159
Theatre 400
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Charter 2
Max Capacity 230

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 140
Boardroom 54
Cabaret 66
Classroom 90
Theatre 230
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Charter 3
Max Capacity 270

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 150
Boardroom 54
Cabaret 72
Classroom 126
Theatre 270
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Charter 4
Max Capacity 190

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 100
Boardroom 42
Cabaret 60
Classroom 60
Theatre 190
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Charter 1-3 combined
Max Capacity 800

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 510
Boardroom 60
Cabaret 240
Classroom 348
Theatre 800
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Charter 2-3 combined
Max Capacity 500

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 300
Boardroom 60
Cabaret 180
Classroom 219
Theatre 500
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The Gallery
Max Capacity 500

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 300
Reception 500
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Charter Foyer
Max Capacity 750

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Reception 750
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Cobden 1
Max Capacity 39

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 10
Boardroom 18
Cabaret 12
Classroom 12
Theatre 39
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Cobden 2
Max Capacity 60

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 30
Boardroom 24
Cabaret 18
Classroom 24
Theatre 60
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Cobden 3
Max Capacity 60

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 60
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 24
Classroom 42
Theatre 60
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Cobden 4
Max Capacity 60

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 30
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 24
Classroom 24
Theatre 60
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Cobden 1-4
Max Capacity 341

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 160
Boardroom 36
Cabaret 102
Classroom 126
Theatre 341
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Central 6
Max Capacity 50

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 20
Boardroom 24
Cabaret 12
Classroom 18
Theatre 50
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Central 7
Max Capacity 80

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 24
Classroom 30
Theatre 80
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Central 8
Max Capacity 80

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 24
Classroom 30
Theatre 80
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