Arts & Community

Victoria Baths has been bringing communities together and inspiring artists and creators since the doors first opened over 100 years ago. We regularly welcome artists, community groups, educators, and heritage organisations into our beautiful building, to host a wide range of events and special projects.

If your group or organisation is looking for an inspiring venue for an exhibition, event, show, study visit, filming, or community use, please get in touch with our event team for further details. Please also check our event hire reference information for answers to some of the FAQs we receive about hiring Victoria Baths.


Visit Victoria Baths and you just can’t help but be inspired.

Since the early 1990s hundreds of artists have made use of the building for their work. Locally based, international and student projects have taken place here and we’ve functioned as a film set, experimental studio, community arts project base and contemporary exhibition and performance space. 

If you want to hire our spaces as a venue for your arts event, please get in touch to discuss your project.


From student photography shoots or fashion shows, to school summer holiday activity sessions or creative workshops – get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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As a Grade II* listed historical building, our venue is an ideal backdrop for heritage related events, workshops or study visits.

We can also offer expert tours and assist with archive and historical enquiries. Get in touch to enquire or make a booking.


We welcome community groups, charities and local groups to use our facilities.

Get in touch with our team to enquire or make a booking.

“Victoria Baths is an important part of Manchester’s cultural heritage; initially it served the community as a space for fitness and cleanliness, now it helps communities to express themselves and make connections through creative practice. It’s always so exciting to see how different people interpret and use the spaces.”

Kat Mulhall, Victoria Baths Event Manager

“I just wanted to say a BIG thanks for making Handmade such a success and letting us run the event in your beautiful building!”

Janine McGinnies; project manager for Handmade Event, Future Everything