Canvas is a vital part of the fashionable new Circle Square development on Manchester’s main thoroughfare, Oxford Road, and arguably the best of the various self-contained entertainment spaces opening up across the city. A fully featured day and night venue within a venue, Canvas offers several floors of entertainment across over eight thousand square feet. And as the name suggests, you’ll find a strong emphasis on arts and creativity.
Hailing from London, Manchester, and the rest of the world, the movers and shakers behind the new Canvas venture have an impressive CV between them, including the Hammersmith Apollo, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Brixton Academy, G-A-Y Manchester and the Ritz Manchester, so expect top-notch entertainment tailored to the vibrant feel of Oxford Road.
First, there’s Canvas Kitchen, a restaurant crafted by the same team behind the popular luxury South American restaurant Peru Perdu on Canal Street. This is a high-class affair, where you’ll find globally inspired small sharing plates, ranging from tapas to oriental fusion delights. It’s perfect for relaxed but classy social eating and a great place to showcase the city’s forward-thinking food scene.
Then there’s a spacious underground gig area, set to host the latest up-and-coming bands and club nights in the high-capacity basement space. More of an old-fashioned drinker? Take the sophisticated option and kick back in the elegant drinking lounge with some equally elegant cocktails.
Finally, there’s a Member’s Club for talks and discussion events. The Club is designed to attract regulars and create a community, and a busy calendar of fascinating events is already lined up, so be sure to check in on the Canvas website and social feeds for the latest info. If you yourself are looking to host a book group, lecture series, or any kind of meet-up, this is the venue for you, with great value pricing and catering options.