New 250,000 square foot venue, Diecast, opens in Manchester

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The new venue from the team behind Manchester’s Ramona and The Firehouse is open this weekend for the first phase of its grand unveiling.

Manchester is getting a sprawling new entertainment, drinking and dining venue, entitled Diecast. Brought to life by the teams behind Ramona and The Firehouse, Diecast is located in a former 250,000 square foot factory and metalworks – the city’s largest – in between Store Street and Ducie Street. The venue, which is two years in the making, will run at 5,000 capacity upon the completion.

The venue launches this weekend (6-9 July) with a food and drink concept called Leno Ex Machina, which brings together a warehouse kitchen and pizzeria, a specialist rum bar with a focus on daiquiris, the city’s “biggest beer garden” and more – with “immersive, art house dance parties” also announced.

Speaking on the venue in a press release, Diecast owner and director Dan Mullen commented: “We’ve been dreaming, planning and preparing this project for years. We’ve done bars, restaurants, clubs and festivals before, but this is something different. It’s hard to describe because it’s multiple experiences under one roof. But no, it’s not a food hall. Manchester has plenty of those. This is an immersive food, drink and clubbing experience on an industrial scale”.

Bookings are open already and more information is available on the venue’s website.