Brand New Late-Night Bar and Club, Vanitas, to open in Manchester Hall

A glamorous new late-night bar and club is set to launch in Bridge Street’s Manchester Hall. Vanitas will officially open its doors on November 15th with an evening full of entertainment.

Following the great and undeniable success of the award-winning Masons Restaurant Bar, Manchester Hall has announced the opening of Vanitas, as they work towards their mission to become the most sought-after social destination in the city of Manchester.

Manchester Hall’s stunning vaulted memorial hall will be home to Vanitas capitalising on its rich and varied history. Drawing on the 17th century artist genre, the name ‘Vanitas’ dwells on the symbolic themes around the inevitability of death and the transience and vanity of earthly pleasures and achievements.

The team behind Vanitas decided to put a positive twist on history, focusing on celebrating and enjoying life. Their new tagline mirrors this perfectly: “Life’s short, so let’s live it!’

The interior of Vanitas will reflect the mysterious nature of the unique building, and visitors can expect an array of special features, including a Vanitas branded rose petal flower wall, and a VIP champagne lounge.

The brand-new bar and club is a new venture for Manchester Hall owner Stephen Cliff, who is responsible for its renovation after developing a great affection for and recognising the great potential for the historic building. Mr Cliff said;

“Vanitas sees us move in an all new direction here at Manchester Hall. It is the perfect addition to what has become a social hub and a go-to venue for dining, events, weddings – and now for socialising.

We have recently celebrated our first year of business since our launch event/being open to the public – and what a wonderful year it has been! We have also recently announced the additions of our rooftop area, Dishoom and Honest Burgers. We are also looking forward to opening our eight boutique bedrooms next year.”


“Vanitas follows in the footsteps of Manchester Hall, with links and references to the rich history of the building. We want all visitors to experience unbelievable entertainment and show-stopping acts every weekend, right in the heart of Manchester. We want them to receive the full Vanitas experience.”

The late-night bar and club will be headed up by General Manager of Manchester Hall, Ritchie Bagnall, who commented:

“My team and I are thrilled to be part of such a huge and exciting project, that will be bringing a new nightlife space to the heart of Manchester in such an iconic building.

“The space is like no other in Manchester, and the music and entertainment that we will be bringing to Vanitas is what has been missing in Manchester for some time now. We have some of the North West’s very best DJ’s, live musicians and performers ready to take Vanitas by storm! We will be introducing new concepts and theatrical entertainment that sees the overall vision flow not only through the building and its decor, but also through its artists and performances.”

Following the grand opening, the bar and nightclub in Manchester Hall, Bridge Street will be open every Thursday to Sunday from 7pm to late, with a license until 4am.

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