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Top Creative Art Studios in Manchester

Looking to rent creative art studios in Manchester for a creative endeavour? Whether you’re planning an editorial photography session, a fun new filming project or an exciting dance class, there’s certainly a perfect space waiting for you in the area! We have gathered all of the best inspiring venues, from well-equipped music studios to blank canvas spaces for your next art project. Manchester is filled with spaces for all kinds of creative undertakings, so it comes as no surprise that your possibilities are almost endless! Start browsing and discover the best creative studio spaces for hire, from Trafford to Cheetham Hill and in every area in between. 

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Creative Art Studios Hire Guide

Often referred to as the Capital of the North, Manchester is a buzzing urban centre with an active artistic culture. Whether you are a professional or an enthusiast, sometimes you will need to hire a proper space for your activities. The city offers a great variety of studios for hire, some of them are dedicated production spaces and others closer to dry hire venues, for instance lofts and warehouses.

When hiring a photography studio, check that they offer all of the equipment that you will be needing, such as makeup stations, lighting, stands, and backdrops. Production spaces might have built-in sets, movable furniture, and props you can use. If you are looking for a workshop or arts and crafts space, check if it features comfortable work stations and ample storage. Another important thing to consider are additional spaces you might need, including a kitchen or kitchenette, a lounge/breakout area, and dressing rooms. Some studios will offer price packages, which might be a solution if your budget is tight. If you are hunting down a studio in which to teach a class or create your next masterpiece you will be likely looking for easy access and terms of hire which are easy to follow. Some dance and art studios may often allow hire on a longer, multi-day lease

Make sure the creative space meets the highest standard for realising your project. Film and music studios should be soundproof for the best sound recording quality. Check which direction the windows are facing in daylight photography studios to know what time of the day is best for photoshoots! If you will be providing your own equipment, check if there is a loading dock entry and large enough doors for easy transport.

FAQs about Creative Art Studios in Manchester

What’s the cost of hiring a creative art studio in Manchester?

Creative studios in Manchester work on flat hire fees, which are often calculated by the hour. This is especially convenient when you know exactly how long your production or event will take! Hourly rates in the city can range anywhere from £20 to £250. If you want to book a space for a session or an entire day, expect the prices to begin at around £240 and reach as high as £3,000+. Remember that the prices vary based on the size of the space and the facilities included - if you have your own equipment, it might be more affordable to book a dry hire space. Before finalising your booking, check thoroughly for any additional fees, for example for equipment rental, clean-up, or refreshments. (All data from Tagvenue.)

Where in Manchester can I find creative art studios ?

Many creative studio spaces are located in the City Centre of Manchester. You'll have a great selection around the Northern Quarter, Deansgate, and Spinningfields. If your event is an exhibition, workshop, or class, it might be the best choice, as more people are likely to show up if they can get there easily! However, your search doesn't have to stop there! Ancoats, known as an eclectic and incredibly cool neighbourhood, is home to a variety of state-of-the-art studios. The area is close enough to the centre to be very well-connected and easily accessible for commuters from all around the city. If you head to Pollard Street East, you'll be spoilt for choice! The Green Quarter, Strangeways, and Cheetwood are great locations to look for if the northern part of the city is the most convenient for you. On the other side of Manchester, Didsbury should offer some interesting creative space options. 

What are the best creative art studios for hire in Manchester?

We’re glad you asked, because if there’s one thing we love, it’s recommending amazing spaces for you to hire! According to our users, some of the top creative studios in Manchester include the following:

  • Submerged Spaces - for your photography and filming projects, this studio offers four distinct spaces, including a blackout room and a daylight room. It’s located in Ancoats, in the renowned Wellington House building. Other creatives have clearly enjoyed this space, giving it a 5/5-star rating!
  • Special Exhibitions Gallery at Science and Industry Museum - are you planning to showcase your creations to the public? It’s possible in this stunning exhibition room in the city centre! The venue has been rated 4.9/5 stars, so why not check what the fuss is all about for yourself?
  • Wellington Studios - are you looking for an industrial space to use as an art studio, workshop, or for hosting masterclasses? This amazing venue, based in Wellington House on Pollard Street East, is a great choice for a variety of creative undertakings! It boasts a brilliant 4.9/5-star rating.
  • Stoller Hall - are there any musicians in the room? Whether you’re looking for a music recording space, a rehearsal room or a stunning hall for your concert, this modern venue is for you! It’s located right next to Manchester Victoria train station and has a rating of 5/5 stars!

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Seyi A.
Booked Lost Weekend Basement Bar at The Shack NQ
An absolutely amazing venue with an even more amazing events team running it. The venue already has an amazing vibe to it making ready to go as is, but also has lots of space and flexibilty to it which enables us to make the space our own. Lots of screens and a projector available which was so useful to have and games which guests could use. Bar had everything we needed and food was incredible. A great venue, would definitely use it again!
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James C.
Booked Blackout Studio (Manchester) at Blackout Studio
Andre was a perfect host and left us to do what we needed to do! We'll definitely be using this space again!

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