Conference Facilities

If you’re looking for a modern and conveniently located space to hold conferences, meetings, exhibitions or networking events, then we’ve got a number of amazing facilities that could suit your needs.

With campuses in both Middleton and Rochdale, we’re easily accessible from Manchester City Centre. We also provide an abundance of free parking for those visitors who choose to drive instead of accessing one of the many public transport links that can take you to us.

No matter what space you’d like to use or for what purpose, we’d love to hear from you. Please email:

In the meantime, here’s a look at our most regularly requested facilities.

Middleton Campus

Conference suites:

We have two adjacent conference suites on the ground floor of our Henry West Building. These are comfortable and practical with amenities such as air conditioning, WiFi and full presentation facilities.

Each suite can accommodate 22 delegates in conference style, up to 50 in theatre style, and 30 in island style. However, if required we can remove the partition so that the venue can accommodate 70 delegates at once.

Hopwood Theatre:

If you want to make your event stand out, then there’s no better place to hold it than in our dazzling Hopwood Theatre. It features a stage along with industry-standard lighting and audio.

The space has a capacity for 110 guests and you’ll be able to make your event as much of a production as you choose – ultimately guaranteeing that it’s memorable for all those in attendance.

Rochdale Campus

Conference suite:

You’ll find this popular conference suite just a stone’s throw from Rochdale Town Centre. Located on the ground floor, this space is ideal for all kinds of meetings and networking events.

It can accommodate 22 delegates in conference style, 24 in island style and up to 40 in theatre style. It is comfortable and practical with amenities such as air conditioning, WiFi and full presentation facilities

Lecture theatre:

With its 99 ascending foldaway chairs, our lecture theatre could be the perfect spot to gather people for a presentation, ceremony or meeting.

It features full presentation facilities, along with WiFi and air conditioning to ensure maximum comfort for guests and ease of discussion.

Film, television and media

Our campuses can make the perfect location for filming – whether that’s in our salon, refectory, reception or even the iconic chapel that is such a unique feature of our Middleton Campus.

We’ll always try to accommodate filming needs, particularly out of term time. Please do get in touch if there’s a space that you’re interested in.


We really want all visitors to feel comfortable in our settings and free to focus on the event. Due to this, we provide expert catering facilities to ensure that those in attendance are nourished and ready to make the most out of the day.

Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346