FAC251 - The Factory


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......


  • Drinkonomical £
  • Dance floor
  • Varies night to night.
  • Casual


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 23:00 4:00
Tuesday 23:00 4:00
Wednesday 23:00 4:00
Thursday 22:30 4:00
Friday 23:00 4:00
Saturday 23:00 4:00
Sunday 23:00 4:00



FAC251 - The Factory, 112-118, Princess Street, M1 7EN


Oxford Road

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