What is MARS?

The Manchester Alternative Rooms is a non profit community project, based near Ashton Under Lyne, for people in alternative lifestyles. Our aims are:

To treat each member in a fair and equal manner without predjudice of race, colour, religion, disability, gender or sexuality.

To encourage members to help and support each other in a positive and constructive manner.

To provide regular events, small conferences, workshops and social gatherings.

To provide an affordable space for members to hire.

To bring a fresh and inclusive outlook to the scene. To raise funds for local worthy causes by the hosting of charity events.

We are neutral ground on which the community can express itself.

Our Events

These are events conceived and run by the MARS team. Building on the success of our previous events, we offer an innovative and inclusive take on various "niche" themes. We have a portfolio of popular events which we will be adding to over the coming months. Click on the buttons below to be taken to the mini site for the event. We hope to see you soon!


Partner Events

These are events run by members of MARS, who use our space to explore the avenues of interest to them (and hopefully other like-minded people). We hope that through member input we can create a place for people who have never had a platform on which to express their particular passions. We warmly invite all members input if they have a dream they wish to fulfill.

Freaks & Geeks


Contact Us


Tel: 07922 942771

We are a disability friendly venue.