New 5,000-capacity venue, Diecast, opens in Manchester

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Manchester’s biggest former metalworks factory has been transformed into an all-new 250,000-square-foot space, Diecast.

The new multi-purpose event space is a joint venture between local businesses Ramona and The Firehouse, and has a 5,000-capacity.

Officially opening on the weekend, Diecast ran its first event with a pizzeria and specialist rum bar.

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Located between Store Street and Ducie Street, the venue includes a night market, brewery, restaurants and festival stage.

On top of this, it hosts the city’s largest beer garden and creative hub as well as a recording studio and dance studio.

More music-focused events are set to take place at Diecast with “immersive, art house dance parties”.

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According to its website, due to the scale of the once fully functioning factory, it has already been used as a backdrop for a number of films, TV series and music videos.

Creative Director, Adelaide Winter says in a statement: “The Factory floor is available for creative events, filmmakers, musicians and event producers to use. This is the first part of establishing Diecast as a new creative resource for the city.

“We’ve had venues before, but never a whole neighbourhood!”

After its grand opening on the weekend, the space is officially running with bookings available here.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Multimedia Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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