Depot is a 10,000 capacity venue for culture located at Manchester’s historic former railway Mayfield. Part of a £1billion regeneration project, Depot Mayfield provides a platform for a diverse programme of arts, music, industry, culture and community events in this unique found space showcasing Manchester’s industrial past.

This summer, the multi-use space has already been utilised for several commissions by the prestigious Manchester International Festival and incredible Manchester Pride Live. The Warehouse Project made Depot Mayfield their home for their 2019 season.

By kind permission of Manchester libraries, information and archives.
By kind permission of Manchester libraries, information and archives.
By kind permission of Manchester libraries, information and archives.

Originally built in 1910, Depot Mayfield was used as a railway yard for the iconic Mayfield station. Despite being hit by a parachute mine, the resilience of Mancunians during WW2 allowed Depot to continue servicing Manchester as its main train station throughout the 1950s. It closed to passengers on August 28 1960.

After this, Depot Mayfield was the lead mailing distribution depot for Royal Mail. After 18 years as the lead mailing distribution centre, Depot Mayfield lay dormant for almost 3 decades until it’s a transformation into a multi-use performance space and leading destination for Greater Manchester, in the heart of the city.