Altogether a brighter, fresher, and more extraordinary Printworks.

£27m total refurbishment

£21m refurbishment of Printworks

£6m Vue Cinemas refurbishment

Largest digital ceiling in Europe

Interactive digital screens with augmented reality technology

Giant interactive e-gaming screen

Spectacular lighting and sound effects

Transforming Printworks

Printworks has re-launched as the home of the largest digital ceiling in Europe. Welcome to Manchester’s new world of entertainment.

Following extensive refurbishments both inside and out, Printworks has revealed a stunning 1000m² screen on its ceiling, the first of its kind in Europe. The centre has been transformed into an immersive, interactive digital family-friendly space with state-of-the-art digital screens flooding the central walkways with colour and sound. The experience is free of charge for our guests to enjoy and must be seen to be believed.

Nine actors, eight dancers, six dogs, four rabbits, three snakes, three swimmers, two tarantulas, one baby and one Coronation Street star were all filmed for over 250 hours to create the content over 12 months. In addition, stunning CGI content will run throughout the day and night at specially programmed times. We hope that every time you visit you’ll see something new!

A digital gaming screen has also been added where passers-by can use their phones to play multi-player games against each other. Look out for the gaming screen on the hour for a new session, plus we’ll be hosting some gaming events, check out What’s on for the latest events.

We understand that some visitors may have additional questions about the effects our screens make, please see our Visitor Information section for more information.

In addition to the building renovations, Vue Cinemas has invested £6M improving its guest experience by installing luxury recliner seating to complement the 20 newly refurbished screens at Printworks, the largest cinema complex outside of London.

The transformation of Printworks is the result of five years work spearheaded by DTZ Investors along with a creative team of architects, brand and destination specialists, artists and digital media creatives.

Further refurbishments include a giant 210 square metre piece of public art by Alex Sylt, which was chosen by the people of Manchester in a public vote, as well as a panel of expert judges including Norman Cook, (Fatboy Slim).

Have you visited yet? What did you think? Let us know on our social media channels!

Interested in advertising on the big screen? Find out more here.

This transformation is truly ground-breaking as a screen of this size has never been installed on a ceiling in Europe and it has created a spectacular, free, public show that people of all ages can enjoy.
We have created a best-in-class entertainment destination on a scale never seen in the UK or Europe. We have moved with customer trends to provide more daytime activities, competitive socialising and an unrivalled family day out as well as still offering exciting night time venues.


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