A defunct Manchester landmark is set to start a new life this summer when it is reborn as a 10,000 capacity performance, community and studio space in the city centre.
Depot will be operated by Printworks’ owner Broadwick Venues, and it takes over the former Mayfield train station, next to Piccadilly Station. The building will house a main performance space as well as a community hub, dubbed Concourse, and Archive – an intimate venue that will double as affordable rehearsal and studio space for the city’s artists.
An exercise in adaptive reuse, Depot is slated to operate for five years. It will open in July with the world premiere of Invisible Cities by 59 Productions and contemporary ballet company Rambert, produced in collaboration with Manchester International Festival.
The venue will also host Manchester Pride live events 24-25 August.