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Victoria Warehouse

Victoria Warehouse

History combines with industrial architecture at this eclectic venue just 5 minutes from Manchester city centre. It’s hip and it’s raw and it makes a pretty cool background for anything from large scale corporate events for 1,600 people right down to executive meetings for 10. Book it for your next meeting, conference, exhibition, product launch, networking reception or banquet and give your guest a big taste of urban style.

These pared back interiors are where it’s at right now; concrete floors, steel pillars and supports, exposed brickwork and ducting; you get the picture. For larger events The Cotton Sheds has over 4,500 square metres of space over 4 sheds; Shed D alone has space for 1,600 guests standing or 900 seated, and sheds A-C hold 100-300 standing and 72-144 seated for dinner, plus there’s plenty of break out areas.

On the first floor there’s a mezzanine for 445 people standing or 320 seated, with 17 private booths and a bar, and views over Shed A, and oh boy it’s quirky – huge cotton reels turned into trendy tables, original warehouse doors transformed into bars. Sheds E-G hold up to 600 folk standing and 320 seated. The Bays is comprised of two adjoining spaces – Bay 1 is pre-function with a bar and open kitchen and room for 75 guests standing and 60 for dinner; Bay 2 has built in AV equipment and holds 320 people standing and 250 seated. The Skyhook is a light filled space for up to 70, or as it’s next to the Bays, use it as break out space. The Cinema has a real urban vintage feel with original seating for up to 20 salvaged from an old picture-house. The Archives and Cellars provide additional event rooms and there’s outdoor space to boot.

Victoria Warehouse has 3 phase power, heating and air conditioning, and you’ll have the services of an experienced team to help pull off an event to remember. Head to the quirky setting of the bar and lounge, grab yourself a drink and chill, and for overnight stays there are comfortable rooms with en-suite showers; you might not get a great view, but you’ll have unique artwork and historic photographs to admire. Alternatively, there are over 1,000 hotel rooms close by. In-house catering will be tailored to your event, with tastebud tempting food created by innovative chefs using the freshest produce.

There’s public car parking nearby, or you can arrange to use the off-site car park with minibus transfer to the venue. Victoria Warehouse is easily reached by public transport. Over 1,000 hotel rooms close by.

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Venue Victoria Warehouse
Capacity 2,500 guests
Address Trafford Park Road
Old Trafford
Greater Manchester
M17 1AB
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Function Rooms & Event Spaces (6)

The Cotton Sheds - Victoria Warehouse

The Cotton Sheds

  • Max Capacity: 2500
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    Draped head to toe in industrialist aesthetic, the Cotton Sheds regularly host enthralling shows and conferences with as many as eight separate areas and room for up to 5,000 people.

    Built in 1925 as a cotton warehouse, The Cotton Sheds cover an incredible 4,533sqm, making them our largest and most dramatic event space. Each ‘Shed’ varies in size and layout, labelled alphabetically with areas that include a bar/reception and a VIP Mezzanine.

    Shed A, our most famous space has been home to events produced by top brands; Nike, Heineken, Jeep, The Northern Powerhouse Partnership and BBC Radio 6 Music festival. This vast area within The Cotton Sheds is perfect for launches, conferences, dinners, sporting events and music shows.

    Sheds B, C, D, E, F and G can be hired collectively as breakout rooms, separate catering areas or exhibition space.

    From catwalks to luxury cars, The Cotton Sheds have the capacity and versatility to accommodate even the most unusual requests. Backed by the passion and expertise of our events team, you can pull off ambitious concepts with ease.


    • Reception: 2500
    • Theatre: 1650
    • Banqueting: 900
    • Cabaret: 720
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The Bays - Victoria Warehouse

The Bays

  • Max Capacity: 400
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    Made up of two adjoining areas totalling over 700sqm, The Bays are our most popular event space. Built in 1932 for cotton stock, and later storage for Kellogg’s, McVitie’s and Cadburys, their rich history and interesting architecture make them ideal for corporate and showcase events.

    A large pre-function space with a feature bar leads into the main room, which is complete with a full AV package. This includes screens and projectors, colour-changing down lighters on the pillars, a PA system, staging, lecterns, mics and relay screens, giving you a hassle-free event solution.


    • Reception: 400
    • Theatre: 300
    • Banqueting: 190
    • Cabaret: 140
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The Archives - Victoria Warehouse

The Archives

  • Max Capacity: 350
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    A beautifully refurbished, urbanised basement, The Archives have a raw, industrial charm. Exhibitions, award dinners, drinks receptions, conferences, meetings, and networking events all thrive between these walls.

    Capturing a historic and eclectic theme, The Archives feature stripped-back brickwork and statement flooring, offering an unconventional setting that can accommodate most event concepts. From private parties to product launches, this renovated warehouse will mould to the theme of the occasion.


    • Reception: 350
    • Theatre: 300
    • Banqueting: 210
    • Cabaret: 150
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The Cellars - Victoria Warehouse

The Cellars

  • Max Capacity: 300
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    The Cellars have an inspired décor that takes guests into a world of industry and travel. Together with The Archives, these basement rooms provide four extra sections of creative and adaptable private space for corporate events.

    Meetings, conferences, business breakfasts, training seminars; whatever the format, we’ll ensure you have a successful and productive day. Our all-inclusive day delegate packages include everything you could need, such as stationery, AV, refreshments and lunch options.


    • Reception: 300
    • Theatre: 250
    • Banqueting: 170
    • Cabaret: 110
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The Skyhook - Victoria Warehouse

The Skyhook

  • Max Capacity: 70
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    Bright and airy, The Skyhook is named after the Trafford Park chain sculpture, which can be seen through the floor-to-ceiling windows. This well-lit space makes a perfect setting for informal team meetings and breakout sessions during larger events taking place in The Bays.

    By night, the effervescent glow of the interior lighting, pitched against the skyline of the city beyond, makes The Skyhook an inviting retreat for intimate drinks receptions.


    • Theatre: 70
    • Banqueting: 50
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The Cinema - Victoria Warehouse

The Cinema

  • Max Capacity: 20
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    Restored with seating salvaged from an old theatre on the outskirts of Manchester, The Cinema is an ode to simpler times. Accommodating up to 20 guests, The Cinema is a quirky, nostalgic setting for kick-off meetings, screenings, movie viewings and birthday parties.

    The perfect backdrop to a vintage themed event, this beautiful space is oozing with charm for smaller gatherings.


    • Theatre: 20
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Venue Features (16)

  • AV Equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Training Specialists
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access