Printworks Guided Tour
You thought the Printworks was just an entertainment mecca? Think again; it was once the largest newpaper offices and printing works in Europe.
Find out about when Manchester was the Fleet Street of the North and how this site was transformed post 1996 IRA bomb into the Printworks we know today, on this fascinating behind the scenes tour.
We'll explore the days of newspaper print when the site was home to, among others the Mirror and Telegraph, and hear stories of the characters that worked there.
We'll go further back to investigate what was on this site before the newspaper days.
Emma has spoken to members of the Withy Grove Fellowship and the renowned music critic and Telegraph Northern Editior, Michael Kennedy, about their experiences of working at the offices and works. It's the story of an era that will never be the same again.
We will also go behind the scenes of the modern Printworks visiting the managment suite and up onto the roof to see their roof top garden, the new bee hives and rarely seen rooftop and hill views, but the highlight of the tour has to be a peek into the workings of Odeon cinemas. We will gain exclusive access to the newly refurbished 'Gallery', the IMAX projector room, and maybe even see a some of a film.
After the first Printworks tour, one member of the tour group said, "I found it very interesting. I thought it would be educational and informative but I didn't think it would be this much fun!" Come and find out why!
Where do we meet?
Outside Cafe Rouge, 1 Shudehill, M4 2BS.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Victoria Train and Metrolink station is five minutes walk away.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact Emma Fox on 07500 774 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What if it's raining, snowing or 40 degrees C?
The tours take place whatever the weather. Please dress appropriately!
Who are Manchester Guided Tours ?
We are the largest group of qualified, insured, professional Manchester Green Badge and North West Blue Badge tourist guides working in Manchester.
Photograph courtesy of Manchester Libraries
Do you have questions about Printworks Guided Tour?
Contact Emma Fox