MadLab is a community space for people who want to do and make interesting stuff.
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.
We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.
Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations (see How to Find Us), and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre.
We provide the following services:
Learn something amazing with MadLab!
We have a rolling programme of courses to suit all interests. From WordPress to Mouse Taxidermy, Arduino to Bid Writing, MadLab is the place to learn and grow.
View our latest course programme here!
Looking for the perfect space for your event, workshop or group?
We have a number of great community spaces right in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter. Our event spaces are home to all kinds of groups, from board gamers to short-story writers. If you're looking for a warm, comfortable and affordable space for your group, workshop or event, get in touch! We also have a nano-hackerspace containing digital making equipment, an electronics workbench and community biotechnology lab.
Find out more about our spaces and hire enquiries.
GROUPS AND NETWORKING
MadLab is Manchester's geeky, vibrant community hub.
Every month, we host all kinds of wonderful community groups, many of whom we're proud to call our partners. We work in collaboration with Mancheter Girl Geeks, Code Clubs and loads more to support or set up innovative and exciting projects in and around Manchester.
Find out what's on at MadLab.
HOT-DESKING & CO-WORKING
MadLab’s middle floor operates as a cosy and friendly Co-Working space at competitive rates, offering a newly refurbished office space with secure fob entry, small kitchenette and support services including a number of discounts on our courses and venue hires.
Find out more about our co-working space.