The Venue

Victoria Warehouse at first may not seem like an obvious choice for music events but we’ve been hosting them for over 4 years now and after delivering countless successful gigs we’ve become a bit of a pro. We have the same infrastructure in place that you’d expect at any other music venue; late license, in-house security and crowd control, paramedics and first aid room, secure fencing, production offices, green rooms & dressing rooms, separate box office, optional in-house production and venue manager. We also provide a cloakroom facility, merchandise area, toilets plus both fixed and mobile bars in all rooms.

Room 1 is our largest capacity room at 4,500 and with 6 additional individual rooms Victoria Warehouse has the capability of having multiple acts perform at the same time taking the total capacity to 9,000 people.

Our mezzanine level overlooks Room 1 and with its separate entrance, private individual booths with bottle holders and upgraded toilets its the ideal VIP space.

Recently in 2015, Victoria Warehouse saw the start of a season of incredible warehouse parties in collaboration with Sankeys. The Sankeys Warehouse launch party was attended by more than 5,000 clubbers and headlined by Basement Jaxx and Armand Van Helden.  Sankeys Warehouse returned on New Years Day for an even bigger party, headlined by dance music tastemaker Fatboy Slim!

Legendary clubbing brand Goodgreef celebrated 15 years of trance and hard house and we also welcomed the massive clubbing brand Don’t Let Daddy Know for their UK tour, both are retuning to Victoria Warehouse in 2016. 2015 also saw the return of VEVO Halloween for its second year, the amazing line-up included Wolf Alice, James Bay, Years & Years, Little Simz, and Nothing But Thieves.

Early 2016, saw Awakenings take over Victoria Warehouse with mind-bending production and a line-up featuring top international artists; including German CLR boss Chris Liebing, legendary UK stalwart Dave Clarke, and leading Dutch techno DJ Speedy J. Manchester has a rich heritage when it comes to the techno genre, from the early days of Tribal Gathering and Bugged Out and Awakenings will apply the same production values and attention to detail to the Manchester show that the globally-acclaimed Awakenings Festival is famous for. The worlds largest paint party, Life In Colour also rolled into Victoria Warehouse followed by Enter Shikari as part of their Mindsweep Tour. Most recently, Cosmosis an alternative music and arts festival held their most ambitious one yet increasing their usual capacity by over 60%.

Key Information
8000 standing across The Cotton Sheds and Hotel Event spaces
Ability to have multiple musicians playing at the same time
Secure VIP area for scalable ticket prices
Green rooms, dressing rooms, backstage toilets & showers.
Easy drive in access to Main event space
In-house electrician
Bistro in hotel for staff & artist catering.
Full in-house production crew available.
Pit barriers available
In house venue manager
Secure VIP area for scalable ticket prices
Late licence,
I25 TPNE and 3 phase power available
x 2 Production offices
Unique shipping container box office onsite
In-house security available.
Crew catering
Cloakroom facilities
Marketing support
Stocked bar & bar staff.
Stage installed in room 1
Hotel rooms & separate hotel bar
Cloakroom & merchandise facilities and staff available.
Traffic management staff available.
What People Say
So intense, you can't really escape it..Like a total connection with the audience. This is the perfect gig for us. If we could play these
gigs for the rest of our career, I think all three of us would just be happy.
The Prodigy
Getting Here

By Car

Please type: Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1AB into your Sat Nav

There is no parking available at the hotel or venue. Please follow this link for your local parking options.

if you have pre-arranged event parking as part of our venue hire package, please follow the yellow direction signs marked Victoria Warehouse Event Parking to our off-site Pomona car park (M16 0TT), unless event specifies otherwise. Upon arriving at the Pomona car park please contact the hotel and a minibus will come to collect you alternatively it's a 10minute walk to the venue.


By Tram

The venue is located between two trams stops. Pomona which runs every 6 minutes and Exchange Quary (Media City-Eccles line) runs every 12 minutes. For more information go to or telephone 0161 205 2000

By Rail

The venue is located on a number of a major bus routes: The following bus routes service the venue within 400m walk from the site: 53, 69, 250, 255 & 256. for more information see or call 0871 200 2233


By Bicycle

You are welcome to ride your bike to the venue. There will be a limited bike parking provision available outside the venue during large events. Please be aware it is offence to ride your bike under the inflence of alcohol.

By taxi/Drop off

For large concerts and events there will be a designated drop off point outside the venue, which will be clearly sign posted. Please ensure that the driver only drops off in the designated area.

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If you're looking to hire a venue in Manchester to host your next event, get in touch with of our friendly staff.

You can also find out more in our venue hire sales brochure which can be downloaded below.

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