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IWM, Watershard IWM North

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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 100 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


WaterShard Autumn/Winter Day Delegate Rate  

DDR @ £32.95 + VAT per person*


  • Hire of new conference room in WaterShard overlooking The Quays
  • 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 high speed Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary on-site car parking


*Minimum numbers and terms and conditions apply


“Prior to choosing the IWM North for as the venue to host our event I had considered / visited over 25 other venues in the Greater Manchester area. Upon deciding to utilise the IWM North all arrangements were dealt with in a professional manner for all aspects of our event.

I have attended conferences and events all over the world including venues such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai where excellence is expected and demanded by delegates. Without exception the service we received at the IWM North was at the highest level and second to none.”



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IWM, Watershard IWM North