Albert Hall Manchester is A Grade II listed Wesleyan chapel in Manchester City Centre, Albert Hall was closed and hidden for over 40 years from the public. Resurrected by Zecol Thomas Ltd & Mission Mars, the people behind Albert’s Schloss, Trof, Gorilla and The Deaf Institute. The building is unrivalled as an events venue, restaurant and bar. The grand and ornate chapel has been restored into a stunning music hall.
We have worked with Zecol Thomas & Mission Mars closely for the past 5 years, since the doors opened for the first show after initial renovations were completed. We help to deliver the production expertise and stage crew, needed for a full calendar of live music, club events as well as numerous corporate hires throughout the year.
Our northern operations manager Mark Wilson has served as production manager on behalf of Zecol Thomas & Mission Mars throughout this period, liaising and advancing with incoming productions, promoters, supply companies on all technical and logistical issues.
We work alongside Tube UK who are the in-house audio supplier and DBN Audile who are the in-house lighting and rigging supplier. We also work with the venue management team from Mission Mars.
Albert Hall is in operation throughout the year with a high number of events, access to Albert Hall is possible by using the wide staircases which lead up to the music venue. This adds a challenge to our operations. So we are focused on providing experienced and strong crew teams to meet the needs of the venue, we aim to provide consistency without complacency.
Venue manager of Albert Hall Natalie Lea gave us this feedback:
We regularly go through a process of review and feedback with Mission Mars, to ensure that our services continue to serve their needs and to also identify any changes we can make internally, which will allow us to be more productive. These developments are shared with our crew chiefs through regular shift report and face to face meetings, promoting an open and productive culture within the company.
Within the Mission Mars portfolio are a number of other venues, Gorilla, Deaf Institute, Trof, Albert Schloss due to our strong working relationship, we also provide the production advance, stage crew, promoter reps for these additional venues.