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FAC251 - The Factory is a popular nightclub in central Manchester.

After the space re-opened under the new name in 2010, it has become a staple feature in Manchester's nightlife scene. The club is spread over 3 floors and the rooms are dark and spacious enough to have a few hundred people flooding the dancefloors inside.

Despite its large capacity, FAC251 is not a super club, nor does it intend to be. The layout of the club ensures it keeps an intimate feel with the aim to provide something different on each floor so you have a choice of what to dance to. FAC251 hosts a range of events throughout the week providing a mixed balance of music such as indie, rock&roll, pop, soul, funk, house, drum&bass, dub and live band shows.

FAC251 is popular and student friendly because of its versatility, lively atmosphere and constant stream of great offers.

Just make sure you get there early to avoid waiting ages in the queue! 

FAC251 - Indie / Rock / Dance / Student / Alternative club set in the former Factory Records head office, owned by NewOrder's Peter Hook & Tokyo Industries' Aaron Mellor, Designed by Ben Kelly (Hacienda).

20 years since the birth of Madchester, the building that started it all & ultimately destroyed it all. 
Built by Tony Wilson, Designed by Ben Kelly, 
Paid for by New Order 
Broken by The Happy Mondays......


Varies night to night.
Ticket required
Drinkonomical £
Oxford Road


Day Open Close Notes
23:00 04:00
23:00 04:00
23:00 04:00
22:30 04:00
23:00 04:00
23:00 04:00
Sunday - -


112-118 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 7EN

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £1.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £2.50
Bottle of House Wine £14.00
Bottle of Champagne £10.00
Jaeger Bomb £1.00

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This is one of the best places in manchester for a student night out, 99p entry and drinks starting from 99p on Friday's. They even have a cloakroom which I didn't expect! There's lots of different areas and floors that play different kinds of music. The only down side is the really horrible bouncers!
10 Aug 2015 by miri123

Great venue spread over 3 floors with lots of little cubby holes to discover. Drinks prices are fairly reasonable and staff are always cheerful even when they're working flat out!
26 Feb 2013 by susieb
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