Hope Mill & AWOL Studios

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Hope Mill & AWOL Studios
Image courtesy of Hope Mill & AWOL Studios.

AWOL Studios is a buzzing, creative hub in the heart of Ancoats. Providing flexible, affordable space for studios, workshops or offices. Their philosophy is to accommodate and support creatives from all backgrounds, no matter what discipline, practice or level of experience. AWOL is home to fine artists, fashion designers, tattooists, filmmakers, writers, jewellers, theatre performers, sculptors, photographers and many more, and they’re proud to provide a safe and secure base for such an extensive network.

113 Pollard Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 7JAManchesterM4 7JA View map
Telephone: 01616377004 Visit Now

What's on near Hope Mill & AWOL Studios

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Killer Comedy Club

Killer Comedy Club showcases “the UK’s best upcoming and coming comedians” for a night of roof-raising laughs, with pop-up nights all across the North West.

from £12
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Creatures of the Night Comedy Club

An insanely committed seven-nights-a-week, Creatures of the Night Comedy Club opens its doors (20.30-22.30 typically, though please check) for evening after evening of side-splitting comedy.

from £5.00
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Sí Manchester Daily Tour

Sí Manchester’s daily tour is a brilliant way to get an overview of the city with tours running in both English and Spanish.

free entry

Where to go near Hope Mill & AWOL Studios

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Theatre
Hope Mill Theatre

Sitting in a Grade II-listed former Mill on Pollard Street, Hope Mill brings exciting fringe theatre productions to Manchester’s thriving live theatre scene.

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Le Social Wine Bar

Le Social is a stylish wine bar and tasting room, focusing on exhibitions by local artists as well as natural wines, deli boards and continental plates.

Flawd
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Bar or Pub
Flawd

Flawd is a neighbourhood wine bar based in Ancoats, from the team behind the wonderful Higher Ground dining experience.

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Finders Keepers

Welcoming waterside bar in New Islington Marina, serving a wide array of carefully-curated cocktails.

Pollen Bakery
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Pollen Bakery

Popular bakery in the Ancoats and New Islington area, specialising in sourdough bread and viennoiserie baked goods.

Cask Ancoats
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Cask Ancoats

Cask in Ancoats opened in November 2018, it is the flashy sister bar to Cask on Liverpool Road.

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Companio Bakery

Started by artisan baker Russell Goodwin, Companio Bakery sells freshly-baked bread from a small unit in Manchester’s Ancoats.

Stacks of croissants
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Café Cotton

This café in Ancoats is locally famed for its lunchtime deals and sandwiches

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Maray x Track

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Cloudwater Brew Co

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Castlefield Artisan Market in Castlefield Manchester
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Shopping Centre
Castlefield Artisan Market

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