City centre entertainment destination set to open later this year


A 5,000-capacity entertainment destination is set to open in Manchester later this year.

DieCast is located between Store Street and Ducie Street and is the latest concept from the team behind Ramona and the Firehouse.

It is located in Manchester’s largest city centre factory, of more than 250,000 sq ft.

Joel Wilkinson, DieCast director and owner, said: “We’re taking all our learnings from Ramona and The Firehouse, but this time it’s on an industrial scale. It’s more than a venue. It’s an area within itself.”

When finished, DieCast’s Creative Neighbourhood will be home to a night market, Brewing Co., Warehouse Restaurant, and Festival Stage, as well as Manchester’s biggest beer garden and a creative hub.

Due to the sheer scale of the site, the city centre location and striking industrial aesthetics, DieCast aims to deliver creative events on an epic scale.

The sprawling machine works, and factory floor, create a raw industrial atmosphere. Creative director, Adelaide Winter, said: “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.”