About Us

The Manchester Victoria Baths Trust was set in up in 2000 by local residents, with the aim of re-opening the Baths for public use.

The Trust manages the building on behalf of Manchester City Council and is made up of trustees, staff and volunteers. It is a registered charity (number 1026351) and a company limited by guarantee (number 2841292).

The current focus is to maintain and further develop Victoria Baths as a unique visitor attraction, events space and community venue, to ensure that this unique building continues to be discovered and enjoyed by the local community and new audiences for many years to come.

Over 35,000 people visit the building each year, enjoying an eclectic programme of community, public and private events. From yoga festivals to art battles, festive fairs to beer conventions – this unique space has something for everyone.

The most recent VB Trust annual accounts can be downloaded below.


Bernard Priest, Chair

Malcolm Knight

Janet Slade

Barry Johnson

Shaun Hinds

Matthew Holden

Nigel Gloudon

Suzanne Donovan

Gwyneth Brock

Gwynneth McManus

Roxy Stafford


Elizabeth Sibbering – Managing Director

Kat Mullhall – Event Manager

Abel Clarke – Facilities Manager

Paul Greenhalgh – Finance Manager

Fran Patterson – Finance Manager (Maternity Leave)

Rebecca Vafeas – Event Officer

Chris Lee – Event Officer

Ella Walker – Engagement Manager

Bel Moody – Engagement Coordinator

Archie Kelly-Bush – Office Coordinator

Chris Ballinger – Caretaker

Simon Parkin – Building Assistant

The Trust is a member of Marketing Manchester, Heritage Trust Network and Historic Pools of Britain.

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