About Us


Welcome to The Deaf Institute – your ultimate destination for an unforgettable night of excitement and live music magic! Get ready to experience a thrilling adventure across three fantastic floors, complete with three vibrant bars and not one, but two outdoor terraces nestled at the rear.


Step inside our historical gem, a building with a rich past dating back to 1878 when it was originally known as The Deaf Institute. After years of slumber, we breathed new life into this iconic space over a decade ago, reimagining it to embrace its storied heritage. You’ll find us conveniently tucked away near the bustling Oxford Road, right at the heart of the vibrant Manchester Metropolitan University Campus.


Venture within to discover our three distinct havens: The Music Hall, The Lodge, and The Den – each a world of its own. Ascend to The Music Hall on the first floor, a captivating expanse where you’ll witness electrifying live performances and dance the night away beneath the mesmerising sway of a colossal mirror ball. For a more intimate encounter, step into The Lodge, an inviting space where you’ll be up close and personal with the talented artists gracing its stage. Seeking an exclusive hideaway? Look no further than The Den – an ideal setting for private celebrations, networking affairs, or indulging in the most exhilarating club nights.


Seriously, everything you need for an epic night out is right here at The Deaf Institute.




For ticketing enquiries and information, please contact to the operator whom you purchased your tickets with:

Eventim 0844 249 1000

Seetickets 0844 858 8521



Alternatively, if you require information on your purchases including dispatch info, then please visit the operator websites: www.eventim.co.uk / www.seetickets.com / www.fatsoma.com 


Community & Harassment


The Deaf Institute is a space for everyone to feel welcome. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia or any other form of discrimination will not be tolerated. If anyone is violating your boundaries or harassing you, please speak to a member of our security team or any other team member for assistance. This is a safe space and we have a zero tolerance policy toward harassment.


Use of Strobe Lighting/Stroboscopic Lighting Effects and Other Stage Effects


Strobe lighting, lighting that produces stroboscopic effects, smoke machines and other  theatrical effects may be used during shows in our venue.


Conditions of Entry


All backpacks or bags larger than a clutch handbag and all overcoats must be checked into the cloakroom and will incur the usual fee. The head door supervisor has the final say in what must be checked in.

We reserve the right to conduct security searches on entry and exit of the premises as well as whilst you are in the venue. This policy is in place to maintain the safety of our customers and to prevent illegal activity. Anybody found in possession of illegal or contraband goods may be liable for prosecution. Refusal to be searched may lead to ejection and indefinite exclusion from the premises.

Upon entry into the venue you are consenting to the use of all images of yourself taken by our official photographer being used as we deem necessary for marketing purposes. All such images will remain the property of The Deaf Institute.




35mm and small digital cameras are permitted at most events but professional cameras with a detachable zoom lens are not. At certain events, the promoter may request a ban on all photography and signs to this effect will be displayed at all entrances.