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From£125/hr
Contemporary Art Gallery in Manchester (Spinningfields) Perfect for events

Deansgate, Manchester, England

Venue capacity icon250

Gallery

Smolensky Gallery. ...concrete floors. The gallery displays Urban and Contemporary art and has lots of character and atmosphere. The space is perfect for gallery exhibitions, product launches, art shows previous use has been from Fashion campaigns to elaborate concepts for Film & Photography, we fuse our artistic expertise...
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From£80/hr
Industrial Open Plan Studio - Great for Pop Ups, Exhibitions & Creative Events

Ancoats, Manchester, England

5.0(1)
Venue capacity icon100

Studio

...Consultancy Room, great for behind the scenes or storage for your event. The space is a unique events space, great for; Art Exhibit, Live Music Performance, Creative Events Only - Workshops, Wellness/Fitness Events, Corporate Events, Pop-Ups / Brand Activations All studios have access to the kitchen...
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From£45/hr
Versatile City Centre Studio with Huge Cove: Your Creative Hub in Manchester

Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England

Venue capacity icon50

Studio

...creative community it serves. Whether you're a photographer in search of the perfect backdrop, planning an intimate event, or curating an exhibition, our 850 ft² unit, featuring a 485ft², 16ft high L-shaped cove offers endless possibilities for customization and creativity. We are an...
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From£120/hr
City Based Film & Photography Studio Warehouse

Near Manchester, England

Venue capacity icon250

Studio

STUDIO MQ. ...TV, photography and social media content. It’s also a perfect location for a one off event, Music video or even Art exhibition. We have a flexible versatile space measuring 3000 SqFt. Features include an onsite Coffee Bar & Kitchen, 6m roof height with 5m high...
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From£120/hr
City Based Film & Photography Studio / Warehouse / Makerspace

Near Manchester, England

Venue capacity icon250

Studio

...TV, photography and social media content. It’s also a perfect location for a one-off event, Music video or even Art exhibition. We have a flexible versatile space measuring 18m x 15m approximately 3000 SqFt. Features include an onsite Coffee Bar & Kitchen, 6m roof...
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From£35/hr
Photo & Video Studio for your next Production

Near Manchester, England

Venue capacity icon12

Fitness Studio

...makeup/changing area & core photo equipment. It’s minimal and modular design enables it to be used for various purposes - photo/video shoots, exhibitions and filming Our Studio is a dry-hire space. The equipment will available for you to set up and use on arrival and...
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Explore exhibit halls in Manchester

Exhibitions are an opportunity for artists, craftsmen, tech brands, and other creatives to come and show their latest works to the general public. Such a gathering needs a venue that's large enough to accommodate dozens or even hundreds of different exhibitionists.
Fortunately, exhibition spaces in Manchester are some of the best in the United Kingdom, with room for thousands of attendees and amenities to match. You'll find intimate lofts with room for photo exhibitions by famous artists as well as convention centers that host international trade shows. What kind of exhibition do you have in mind?

The best places to host an exhibition in Manchester

As one of the largest cities in northern England, Manchester is a vibrant metropolis that attracts exhibitions of all sizes. Most event planners begin their search with the Love Factory, central Manchester's premiere exhibition and convention space. Located on Dantzic St, the Love Factory is a former warehouse repurposed into an event venue as the UK's industrial era faded into the past. You have over 11,000 sq feet of space to work with for exhibitions, performances, conferences, and other large capacity events!
The AO Arena Manchester is another top option as it has space for up to 21,000 people in the facility. The AO Arena welcomes over a million visitors per year, making it one of the world's busiest exhibition venues. As an indoor sports venue it also hosts professional basketball, swimming, and boxing matches.

Holding a photo exhibition in Manchester

Art exhibitions have different requirements from trade shows or conventions. You'll need amenities like ceiling-mounted lights for art installations. Photo exhibitions also have space for artists to set up displays, tables for book signings, and other personal touches. The Greater Manchester Arts Centre regularly hosts art and cultural themed exhibitions. It's a venue offering not only space for photography to hang on the wall but separate event spaces as well. You can hire one of their meeting rooms for lectures, a screening room for a film on photographic history, and much more!
Photo exhibitions can also be held in venues ready to be transformed with the right amenities. Loft studios, warehouses, restaurant dining rooms, banquet halls, and hotel conference rooms are just a few spaces suitable for a photo exhibition. If you're expecting many out of town visitors, consider booking an exhibition space close to hotels, restaurants, parking facilities, and other amenities.

Reviews for exhibit halls

Michael P.
Creative Art Gallery Available for Events, Retail and Pop-Up Space
had a fantastic experience at Exhibit A Gallery. Highly recommend for a beautiful space. Richard and Hailey were incredibly helpful and accommodating with anything I needed...
Matt G.
Major Gallery in Chelsea Art district
Caelum Gallery was beyond amazing and everything I could've asked for. I booked for a rather unique engagement proposal where I designed an exhibit from scratch. Misuzu and Ruben went above and beyond to help me with this special day; from all the questions I had leading up to...
Q. M.
Beautiful Pop Up Gallery Available For Hire
very tight schedule and the hosts were so considerate and assisted us in every way. Very thankful for having this space for my first exhibition. The space is well-kept, upscale, with a very elevated feel. A 10/10 experience, would highly recommend this space...
Crystal J.
Beautiful Pop Up Gallery Available For Hire
helpful, and accomodating. (BNUS POINTS for having an ACCURATE floorplan for the space!) Thanks to their stellar customer service our gala and student art exhibition went off without a hitch (https://igniteartsandstem.org/2024-mentors-mimosas-event-program/) The space was PERFECT for our 4th annual Mentors and Mimosas Gala! We may have found our...
Satinder Kaur B.
Sustainable Event Venue + Private Dining Room - in Lower East Side
Looks even exactly like the photos, if not better. The hosts are highly attentive and flexible, ensuring a pleasant experience. I held an art/photo exhibit here, and it went flawlessly. Thank you for having us...
Aleyana M.
Seven House Gallery, Event Space
This space was a dream space for an exhibition! I was able to host a show with about eleven artists, and the space allowed for everyone’s work to be shown in a wonderful way! Matthew was seriously the best, and super attentive with anything I had questions about or...
Norma M.
Artful Oasis: Where Creativity Meets Commerce
and highly impressive to each of my guests. The owner, Tosh, was extremely friendly and accommodating while offering help in every aspect of our exhibit needs. I'm so happy I had my art exhibit here...
Hailey R.
Good light studio - Bushwick
but also beautifully designed, providing a variety of backdrops and props to choose from. I was impressed by the attention to detail and professionalism exhibited throughout. Highly recommend this studio to anyone looking for a top-notch photo shoot experience...