IWM North Daytime Events and Conferences

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Opened in June 2017, the WaterShard provides dedicated private event spaces with state of the art AV technology, air conditioning and stunning views of The Quays and MediaCityUK. The flexible spaces offer a range of options for day time meetings for 2 to 120 delegates, and can be used for evening networking or dinners for up to 80 guests.

Exclusive to our venue hire customers, we offer special bespoke tours developed around a theme of your choice. Alternatively as part of your event you can view our latest major exhibition. Your guests can also take one of our special exhibitions highlights tours, which are timed to meet your schedule.


Maximum capacity WaterShard 1 & 2 combined:

  • 120 theatre
  • 90 cabaret

Maximum capacity WaterShard 3:

  • 40 theatre
  • 30 Cabaret
  • 20 boardroom

Special Offer WaterShard Summer Day Delegate Rate  

Summer Day Delegate Rate @ £36.95 + VAT per person*


  • Hire of new conference room in WaterShard
  • 3 x serving of tea/coffee/Biscuits   
  • Seasonal Hot and Cold Buffet Lunch
  • Complimentary scones with cream and jam with your afternoon break
  • LED screen
  • LED Lighting
  • Flipchart with pad and pens
  • Conference pads and pens
  • Conference sweets
  • Blackout facilities
  • Access to Museum Exhibitions and viewing of 360 degree audio visual show
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Set up and breakdown of the room
  • Event manager to ensure a smooth running of your event
  • Lectern and microphone
  • Built in PA system
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary on-site car parking

*Available between 1st June 2017 – 30th September 2017
*Subject to availability, minimum numbers apply