Started in 1978, Factory Records was Manchester’s based independent music label. The label has featured many artists such as New Order, Joy Division and Happy Mondays. In 1993 it became known as Paradise Factory Club after being sold for around a million pounds. In 2008 it was reopened and is now known as Manchester Fac 251 Club. The club has a reputation for showcasing some of the best bands in pop, jazz, and rock. And can easily welcome up to 1200 visitors.
Manchester Fac 251 is located at 118 Princess Street, Manchester, UK. Several commute routes will quickly take you to the factory.
By train and tube: Take Northern Blackpool North from Piccadilly Station to Manchester Oxford Road, then walk about 2 minutes to Manchester Fac 251.
By bus: Walk to Piccadilly Rail Station and take Metroshuttle2 Shudehill to Whitworth Street; then walk approximately 3 minutes to Manchester Fac 251.
By car: Exit to M60 and continue straight towards Station Approach, exit towards Princess Street. Manchester Fac 251 will be on your left.
International: Walk from the airport to Hilary Road just opposite the airport, catch a bus number 43 and ride 47 stops to Hulme Street. From there, walk about 50 meters to Manchester Fac 251.
Another option would be to take the M56 motorway towards Brook Street and A34. Continue on Brook Street for about 12 minutes; Fac 251 will be on your left.
Manchester Fac 251 offers no parking options. However, there are limited on-street parking spaces. Moreover, just an 8-minute walk away is NCP Car Park on Sackville Street. NCP offers disable parking spots for 1 pound. No prior bookings are required.
Accessibility for people with special needs
Three steps lead to the main door, which has a ramp.Inside there is one adapted toilet. Please note that the venue consists of 3 floors that are accessed by stairs. Unfortunately, there are no lifts or ramps. Guide dogs are not allowed.