New Century

Manchester's iconic mid-century dancehall, reborn

1,300
582 sq m
1
8am - 3am

34 Hanover Street
Manchester M4 4AH

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Vintage
70s' & 80's architecture
Brutalist design
Vintage wood panelling
Light installation
Sprung flooring
Built-in bar
Built-in stage
In-House Kitchen
Dressing Rooms
Six Traders
Private events & celebrations
Public ticketed events
Christmas parties
Awards & Dinners

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A Grade-II listed 1960s dancehall reimagined as a platform for emerging talent in Manchester.

The jewel in the crown of Manchester’s fastest moving city-centre district, New Century is an iconic part of the city’s musical history.

Mid-century architecture combines with state-of-the-art production for unforgettable live music, comedy and community events for up to 1,300 people.

The hall is the heart of New Century House, considered one of the finest modernist towers in the United Kingdom.


The venue retains its unique mid-century character, with an original sprung maple dancefloor and distinctive wooden panelling. A newly restored ‘disco ceiling’ lighting installation creates an immersive and responsive technicolour environment for all moods.

The venue builds on its musical legacy for a new generation, with a flexible layout and state-of-the-art sound and lighting facilities. The unique multipurpose event space is a perfect venue for comedy, performance, conferences and community events.

Floor plans & Details

  • The main space of the venue is the historic New Century Hall. With original mid-century features including a sprung maple dancefloor and wooden panelling, the space has been meticulously restored for a new generation.

    Alongside state-of-the-art production facilities, bathrooms and kitchens, a technicolour lighting installation spans the dancefloor, creating the opportunity for a variety of moods.
    Murals and seasonal flower displays bring a distinctive character to the brick-lined yards, which allow for a number of spatial configurations such as pop-up builds, media installation and furnished events. The space is served by dedicated bathroom facilities and cycle storage.

Request a proposal

Call us on +44 7903312547 or email us on newcentury@spacesstories.com and an expert member of our team will be able to assist you in finding the space that is right for your next special event.

New Century is located in the centre of Manchester, a stone’s throw from Victoria station in the bustling NOMA district.

34 Hanover Street, Manchester M4 4AH

  • Part of a 20-acre regeneration project for the northern city centre
  • Cultural highlights include Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth
  • Moments from the Royal Exchange

PRIVATE VIEW

If you think the venue might be what you’re looking for, we’d love to show you around. Arrange a site visit with one of our specialists by emailing newcentury@spacesstories.com or using the form below.

Arrange a viewing

Speak to one of our specialists

Call us on +44 (0) 7903312547, email newcentury@spacesstories.com or fill in an enquiry form to reach a member of our venue team.