A first look at DieCast: The 5,000 capacity venue from the team behind Firehouse & Ramona

DieCast will bring to life Manchester’s largest factory and metalworks.

By Manchester's Finest | 7 March 2023

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DieCast is set to open in phases starting from Summer 2023, and will be home to Manchester’s biggest beer garden, brewery, open air BBQ kitchens and a ‘NeoPan’ pizzeria. The first of its kind in the city.

The venue, which boasts a 5,000 capacity, is located in the city’s largest factory and metalworks and is an ambitious project from the team behind Firehouse & Ramona, who are aiming to create “one of the most exciting destinations on the planet.”

DieCast is located between Store Street and Ducie Street, behind Piccadilly train station. Image: DieCast

In addition to the pizzeria, BBQ kitchens, and in-house beer and kombucha brewery, DieCast will also host an open-air festival-style ‘Rum Town’ and ‘House of Daiquiri’ specialising in Frozen Daiquiris, Pina Coladas, as well as Heritage and New World rum.

Joel Wilkinson, DieCast Director and owner, emphasised the size of the project, saying “We’re taking all our learnings from Ramona and The Firehouse, but this time it’s on an industrial scale. It’s more than a venue. It’s an area within itself. A new creative neighbourhood for the city.”

When fully complete inside and out, DieCast will be home to Night Market, Brewing Co., Warehouse Restaurant, and a huge Festival Stage.

DieCast is already in use as the industrial backdrop for events, parties, shoots, and film locations.

DieCast is also set to become a new creative resource for the city, with Adelaide Winter, Creative Director, saying, “The Factory floor and Machine Works are already being used for creative events, filmmakers, musicians, and event producers to use. This is the first part of establishing DieCast as a new creative resource for the city, but this summer we will finally open the garden to the public for the first time.”

With its industrial backdrop, unique offerings, and ambitious plans, DieCast is set to become one of Manchester’s most exciting destinations. Follow @diecastmcr on Instagram to find out more about the summer launch parties.