Aviva Studios

Manchester, Manchester

Aviva Studios

Aviva Studios is a global destination for arts, music and culture. Whether you’re looking for a spot for a product launch, brand activation, fashion event or a location for filming and broadcast – Aviva Studios is a venue like no other.
A venue borne out of a festival and ran by Factory International, collaborate with the very best event, production and technical teams to bring your vision to life. With flexible indoor and outdoor space and room from 300 - 5,000 people, our spaces are without limits.
Four unique, flexible spaces can be hired individually or in combination to create large-scale, impactful events with flexibility throughout. There’s no better place to put on a proper show. If you want to make a lasting difference to people, communities or the planet – join us and invest a better tomorrow, together.

Aviva Studios, Factory International, Water Street, Manchester, Manchester, M3 4JQ, England

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Room Summary

Maximum Capacity of Largest Room 5000
Minimum Capacity of Smallest Room 500
Number of Halls 3
Number of Meeting Room options
Number of Guest Room options



The Hall

The Hall provides a beautiful theatre and concert space, centred on flexibility. Its tiered seating can accommodate up to 1,500 people, and has the option to be removed altogether, with wheelchair access on all levels. As part of your hire, you can access our custom designed audio, lighting and video equipment – providing a crystal clear and immersive experience from single speaker events to full-scale performances. Work with our team to innovate, inspire and take your event to the next

The Warehouse

The Warehouse is a space to make an impact. Taller than four double-decker buses and longer than a passenger jet, it’s capable of holding audiences of up to 5,000. It’s a blank canvas, equipped with a, a universal technical grid, anchor points across the walls and direct truck access. For added wow factor, the spacious industrial setting can be configures as a single space or divided into the North and South Warehouse spaces. The only limit to this space is your imagination.

The Public Realm

With beautiful south-facing views to the River Irwell, River Square is a truly unique outdoor events space. 2,100m2 of outdoor space make it ideal for hosting pop-up brand activations, experiential marketing campaigns, live music or markets. Supplementing River Square, the Undercroft runs below Factory International, creating a covered external space with Wi-Fi and enabling activities to take place year-round.