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Converted Textile Warehouse w/ Huge Beer Garden Area
  • £120/hr
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  • Manchester
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30,000 sqft Action Sports Centre in Manchester
  • £288/hr
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Frequently Asked Questions about Filming venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Manchester?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Manchester on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Manchester?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Manchester at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Filming locations are available in Manchester?
Right now, there are 32 Filming locations available in Manchester.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Manchester bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Manchester guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Manchester locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Manchester?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Manchester. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Manchester booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Manchester?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Manchester is $413 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Manchester?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Filming locations in Manchester, UK?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $50 to $1110.
Which Filming locations are most popular in Manchester, UK in 2024?
How do I book a Manchester location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Manchester reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Manchester

Located in the North-west of the UK, Manchester is a city full of culture and life. Known for its contribution to music, film, and the arts, Manchester is a hub of creativity. The city is the birthplace of iconic figures such as Oasis frontmen Liam and Noel Gallagher, actor Ian McKellen, and film director Danny Boyle. Manchester boasts a thrilling nightlife scene and is home to some of the UK’s most loved breweries, such as Robinsons and Hydes. But did you know it’s also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera? Manchester-based Coronation Street has been on screens since December 1960!

It’s not only city slickers who love Manchester and the surrounding areas; the city is home to Heaton Park, a 600-acre park containing the 18th-century country house Heaton Hall, open parkland, woodland, and a boating lake. Those seeking green spaces will also be delighted to discover that the magnificent Peak District is on the city’s doorstep. With an area of 1,437km squared, the Peak District attracts over 13 million visitors a year who flock to experience the breathtaking views and countryside trails.

Filming Options in Manchester

You will need to hire a range of companies to help you achieve a high-quality film or TV series that captivates audiences. There is much to consider: high-quality equipment, including cameras, microphones, lights, tripods, an appropriate setting, and editing equipment.

  • Film Studios
    You’ll probably need to spend some time filming in a studio. Luckily, Manchester is home to several highly-rated film studios that can help you bring your project together nicely. Most film studios contain production spaces, dressing rooms, makeup and wardrobe rooms, green rooms, and production offices, which can be hired for a set time.

  • Equipment Rental
    No matter the nature of your project, you’re going to need high-quality equipment. Never fear; you can hire cameras, microphones, tripods, lights and other essential filming equipment from highly-rated Manchester-based companies.

  • Recording Studios
    The audio quality of your project is absolutely vital if you’re going to captivate viewers. Locating the right recording studio is an investment in your project and will bring you one step closer to success. Thankfully, Manchester is home to several fully equipped recording studios.

  • Filming Companies in Manchester
    To ensure high production quality, you’ll need to employ the help of businesses that know their stuff. Whether it’s film studios, equipment rental, or a recording studio that you require, Manchester has it all.

  • MediaDog
    Manchester-based MediaDog offer equipment hire services, allowing production teams to hire cameras, lenses, tripods, monitors, lighting and more for a set rate. The company work with TV, film, commercial, and drama productions from all over the United Kingdom. If required, the company can even film and edit the project for you!

  • Oscillate Recordings
    The recording studio offers quality sound recording services for post-production film, TV, and radio projects, including voiceovers, SFX, and composition. The company employs an expert team of engineers, songwriters and producers who are on hand to help you. Some of the company’s past clients include the BBC, Facebook, Adidas, EE, and MTV.

  • Procam Take 2
    Procam Take 2 provides digital cinematography and equipment rental services. The company has been operating for over thirty years and has provided kit and crew members to some of the biggest broadcasters, production companies and event organisers in the UK and globally. Additionally, Procam Take 2 provides camera, lens, lighting, audio, power and grip hire services, meaning you can hire most of the equipment you’ll need from one company.

Pros and Cons of Filming in Manchester

Advantages

  • Cultural Impact
    Manchester is a city rich in culture, particularly when it comes to art, music, and theatre. If you’re looking for somewhere vibrant and lively to film your next project, Manchester could be a great fit.

  • Architecture
    Manchester is home to several architectural marvels in various styles, including Neo-Gothic, Edwardian baroque, and Art Deco. Many of Manchester’s architectural gems, such as the Whitworth Art Gallery and the Imperial War Museum, are just as striking on the inside as they are on the outside!

  • Libraries
    If you’re a book lover, you’ll appreciate Manchester’s many beautiful libraries. Not only are they architecturally magnificent, but they contain works of literature dating back several centuries. Some of the city’s most famous libraries include the Portico Library and John Rylands Library.

Disadvantages

  • Tourists
    Manchester is the UK’s third most visited city. As a result, it can get busy as tourists from around the world visit to experience all that Manchester has to offer.

  • Weather
    Located in the North of England, Manchester does not have the best weather. In fact, one of the city’s many nicknames is the ‘Rainy City’. Unfortunately, rainy, overcast weather is standard in Manchester. Make sure to bring a coat just in case you get caught in a downpour!

  • City centre prices
    Anything located in a city centre is going to be more expensive than other locations. Be mindful that filming locations may be costly to hire, especially if they are in high demand.

Famous Locations in Manchester

  • Castlefield
    Castlefield is a conservation area of Manchester, known for its canals, waterfront bars and peaceful green spaces. The area is also rich in Roman history, as it contains what remains of the Roman fortress Mamucium, established around 79 AD. Castlefield is Britain’s only Urban Heritage Park, created to preserve the history of the area.

  • Chinatown
    Manchester’s Chinatown is the second-largest in the United Kingdom after London and contains a variety of restaurants, shops, and other attractions. In February of each year, the Chinese New Year festival attracts tourists from all over the world to celebrate the new year's arrival with an exhilarating Dragon Parade, food stalls, and Chinese lanterns.

  • Clayton Hall Museum
    The Grade II listed museum is located in Clayton, Manchester. The Hall is a rare example of a moated, medieval home that has been preserved for several centuries. Additionally, Clayton Hall offers free admission and is a popular location for school trips and group visits, thanks to the hands-on activities and opportunities to dress up.