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An invaluable, open-minded institution in the heartland of
Manchester’s pioneering past, firmly focused on its future.



LOVE FACTORY is the 11,300 square foot centrepiece providing a perfect warehouse setting for exhibitions, performing arts, conferences and music. MOTORWORKS offers an on-site blackbox studio aimed primarily at productions, whether that’s a catwalk show, brand activation, short film, video or feature shoot. With a backdrop of Manchester’s skyline, COURTYARD is the place for food festivals and open air parties. The adjoining SCRAPYARD, plucked straight from a movie set wasteland, is nestled beneath some of the north’s busiest railway lines, and significantly expands outdoor capacity. The iconic WATCHTOWER, a mysterious vertical bunker, looks out across the lot. Tomorrow it might be a VIP terrace, elevated DJ booth, or dark kitchen.


Love Factory encapsulates a flexible environment, providing an unrivalled landscape for filming, photoshoots, music, cultural events, brand events, exhibitions, fashion shows and the arts.

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Getting Here


202 Dantzic Street
Manchester M4 4NL

By Bus

100, 112, 118, 163, 217, 41, 67 and 84 all stop near the venue.

By Train

The closest train station to the venue is Victoria
(10 minute walk)

By Plane

The closest airport to the venue is Manchester
(10.5 miles / 30 minutes via A5103)

Ten-minute’s walk from Victoria Railway Station, amid the remnants of Irk Valley’s industrial heritage, Love Factory distills endless vision into one state-of-the-art complex built to nurture and advance the scenes that make our hometown so vital.

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