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Partisan Collective

Partisan Collective provides an inclusive, accessible, not-for-profit platform and space in Greater Manchester where their members meet, share, learn, create, perform and dance.

Partisan is a members led arts and community space and multi-stakeholder cooperative that has over 500 members and a rich history of putting on first rate, inclusive and accessible events. Partisan has been a tenant of Islington Mill for the past three years.

Partisan use the profit from the club nights and gigs they run to be able to give free or cheap community space to those who need it. They have regular book clubs, folk clubs, printing clubs and many more, host organisations such as the Trans Liberation Assembly, Just Do The Thing, as well as one off events with a wide variety of speakers and facilitators, from DJ Workshops to Book Talks to Theatre Rehearsal and Performance!

Their governing structure mirrors their values and one way in which they are trying to redefine what community spaces and music venues could look like and work. As a members-owned cooperative with more than 500 members, at General Meetings members help shape their direction and hold the staff and board accountable through scrutiny of accounts and wider questions.

Partisan are a small staff team, operate along cooperative principles and are all paid the same salary. The management of the cooperative is spread across staff, the board and voluntary working teams, with every member having a stake in the organisation and contributing to our strategy and helping shape our working culture.

Get in touch Website: partisancollective @PartisanCollect Instagram: @partisancollective


We operate in Salford.

Partisan Collective,
Islington Mill,
1 James Street,
M3 5HW

Accessibility information

Partisan has an accessible toilet and an access ramp at our James Street entrance for wheelchair users. Assistance dogs are allowed at all times. Other well-behaved dogs are usually welcome, with the exception of performance rooms at loud music events. If you have a dog allergy/phobia let us know – we’ll do what we can. Our Community space also has step free entry off the Regent Trading Estate, but it requires a fob for entry, so please contact us in advance.

Partisan aims to be a safer space. As such, harmful and discriminatory behaviour is not tolerated. As a cooperative, Partisan is democratically owned by its members and is shaped by everybody through what we say and what we do. If you are challenged or feel threatened, speak to a member of staff or one of our volunteers, they are there to help.

If you do have any particular access needs then please get in touch in advance of visiting our space so we have time to make whatever preparations we can to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Health and Safety:

Partisan has uneven flooring in the events space, so please consider appropriate footwear and take care when dancing. There are also cobblestones on the way to the smoking area and around the door to our community space.

Please also be mindful, respectful, and quiet for our neighbours and friends living in the area at night.

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Opening times

  • Monday 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday 1:00pm – 12:00am

Thursday 13 June

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