Rooftop Lounge at Great John Street


Housed in Great John Street hotel, originally a Victorian school house, the Rooftop Lounge and Playground truly lives up to its name as a space where you can relax, work and play.

The elegant rooms that make up the Rooftop Lounge are unique within the city centre, south facing and leading out to the Rooftop Playground. This 3rd floor space is one of the most diverse areas within the Old School House. The South facing terrace has views that extend over the city and has adopted its name from its former use as the boys playground. The Playground offers a real vacation flair with its informal wicker furniture and home-nurtured plants.


Boardroom 30
Theatre style 80
Cabaret style 42
Receptions 130
Dinner/Dance 70
No. of rooms/spaces 3
Christmas Parties Yes
Wedding License Yes


0161 831 3211

Great John Street Hotel, Great John Street, Manchester, M3 4FD


The Rooftop Playground is a flexible space that is widely used for meetings and events of all varieties. The outside space is equipped with heaters and large parasols meaning it can be used throughout the year and the inside space has a feature fireplace and its own bar that can be closed of for meetings. The Rooftop Lounge has individually controlled air-conditioning, a built in sound system and a plasma screen that can be hidden in order to keep that shabby chic feel. Wi-fi, stationary, flip charts, screens and projectors are included in our DDR packages along with healthy & indulgent lunch and break-out options. There are several small areas just off the main room that are useful for break out, registration and arrival drinks.