The Deaf Institute is an independent fun loving bar & venue, spread across 3 floors, with 3 bars, a kitchen & a roof terrace.
Housed in a historic Manchester building originally built in 1878 as The Deaf Institute, the building was derelict when we first got our hands on it 6 years ago, and we have refurbished it back to something we hope approaches its original glory. Located just off the bustling Oxford Road, we are based in the heart of the Manchester Metropolitan University Campus.
In the main bar we have big sharing tables & leather booths, expect fresh & tasty food, a sweetie shop inspired cocktail list, frozen cocktails, local ales & craft beers served up to a rock ’n roll sound track.
The music hall on the first floor hosts live gigs, comedy & club nights in a ballroom under a massive mirror ball, with velvet curtains, a domed ceiling, tiered seating and parrots on the wall. We have been lucky enough to see a solid procession of world class talent on our humble little stage over the years, with some of todays biggest names in music gracing our stage in the early stages of their career.
The basement bar is a dandyish den perfect for parties, schmoozing or down & dirty club nights.
Everything you could need for a big night out!
PREVIOUS ACTS INCLUDE
Warpaint. The xx. Grimes. Holy Fuck. M83. SBTRKT. Metronomy. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Wild Beasts. Django Django. Silver Apples. TOY. Edwyn Collins. The phantom band. Caribou. St Vincent. Haim. Kano. Jay Retard. Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Temples. Mø. Perfect Pussy. Badly drawn boy. Black Lips. Cloud Control. The Wytches. Johnny Marr. Woods. Florence & the Machine. Horse meat disco. Todd Terje. Deap vally. Ulrich schnauss. This will destroy you. Tame Impala. The computers. The beards. Swim deep. Jagwar ma. Rodriguez. Half moon run. Nick oliveri Drenge. Marmozets. Field music. The Staves. Mazes. Forrest Swords. Noah & the whale. The 1975. The War on Drugs. Ty Segall. Emile Sande. Bo Ningen. Jungle. Wolf Alice. Stephen Malkmus.
We Offer a variety of spaces suitable for corporate conferences and business meetings,
birthday parties & wedding receptions, as well as private showcases and screenings, photo shoots or filming.
For more info check our private hire page
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“We’ve never seen anything like it — an amazing three-tier venue and bar with a dome-shaped red brick ballroom space on top with staggering acoustics and the world’s biggest glitterball to boot. it looks like it’s been dragged out of some ancient crevice of history before the invention of soulless corporate venues.” — NME