ABTT Northnet invite all ABTT Members for a tour of Aviva Studios, Manchester


Member’s price FREE

30 May | 3:30 pm - 5:00pm

Manchester, Aviva Studios

ABTT Northnet invite all ABTT Members for a tour of Aviva Studios, Manchester

About this event

ABTT Northnet invite all ABTT members to come and join us on our next fascinating backstage tour at Aviva Studios, Manchester.

Aviva Studios, the home of Factory International, is a landmark new cultural space for Manchester and the world. Built with flexibility in mind, the design of the building is led by Ellen van Loon of the world-leading practice  Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). The multi-use space can adapt to host any kind of set-up — from intimate theatre shows and intricate exhibitions, to huge multimedia performances and warehouse-scale gigs fit for the greatest artists of our time.

Arrival will be from 3:30pm for a 4pm start. Please find the agenda below:

1530 – 1600: Arrival, meet in main Foyer

1600–1700: Tour of the Venue

Approx 1700: Tour ends, and thank you to our hosts.


Aviva Studios

Water Street


M3 4JQ

How to get there:

How to find us, Aviva Studios – Factory International

By Car:

There is a car park approximately 0.6 miles from the building entrance at Water Street Car Park, New Elm Rd, Manchester, M3 4JH.

There is also a NCP car park (Manchester Spinningfields) approximately 0.5 miles away from the venue at Spinningfields, New Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3BE. It has 35 accessible bays.

There are eight Blue Badge spaces along Water St and Quay St. Otherwise head towards Liverpool Road, Great John St and Lower Byrom St – close to our neighbours, the Science and Industry Museum where there are a small number of additional Blue Badge spaces.

For a list of other parking bays available in the area, visit Manchester City Council website.

By Train and Metrolink:

Tram services run frequently throughout the day. You can check the first and last tram times on the tram schedule webpage. It’s easy to use – just tap in and out using contactless or purchase a ticket at the machines. Plan your journey here.

Closest stations are:

Salford Central station: 0.4 miles

Deansgate station and Deansgate-Castlefield tram: 0.6 miles

(Step-free access to platforms via a lift from the corner of Deansgate and Whitworth St West)

St Peter’s Square tram: 0.6 miles

(Step-free, ramp access to all platforms)

Manchester Victoria station is approximately one mile from Aviva Studios.

Manchester Piccadilly station is approximately 1.3 miles from Aviva Studios.

Click on the links above to find detailed access information for each station.