After great success in bringing its fluorescent neon-lit ambience to cities like Paris, São Paulo, and Berlin, Paint in the Dark has now opened in Manchester. This one-of-a-kind event invites you to tap into your creative side under the brilliant and luminous glow of neon lights. Explore vivid colours and paint whimsical waves or whatever your inner artist tells you while sipping a drink.
Paint in the Dark is taking place inside Aatma, a music and events venue located in the city’s Northern Quarter. Surrounded by the vintage boutiques, record shops, and the eclectic Afflecks Palace, your imagination will feel at home in the creative heart of Manchester. The experience is taking place on select dates and places are limited, so make sure you book your spot to enjoy the vibrant workshop.
What is Paint in the Dark?
Paint in the Dark is an adults-only art workshop which includes two complimentary drinks (beer, wine, soft drink) and, through the use of incandescent UV lights, provides an incomparable setting for an hour and 30 minutes of uninterrupted expression. Follow the rhythm of the soundtrack playing upbeat hits and create a masterpiece using neon paint during the retro session in Manchester.
Tell me more about PITD
Typically scheduled on weekends (sometimes weekdays), the workshops encourage you to follow your own vision without obeying the lines of a standard template or restrictive rules. At Paint in the Dark, you’re relying on a “break the rules” principle and challenging tradition. Although, if you feel like you need a second opinion, a professional artist is on hand to help and show you different painting techniques and styles.
Who is PITD for?
The workshop is open to everyone (ages 18+)—you don’t need to be an artist to enjoy painting in the dark. Go with friends, family, and partners, or book Paint in the Dark for a memorable work team building activity. Invest in the good times, get your camera out and take some snaps, and bring your painting home with you to hang proudly or give to someone special.
Paint in the Dark Reviews
Paint in the Dark has received rave reviews from people who have experienced it across the world due to its unique atmosphere and contemporary edge.
“What a fantastic experience! Great team and just loved it 🤗” – Paint in the Dark, London
“Love it so much! Banging playlist too❤️” – Paint in the Dark, Melbourne
“Love the ambience! Super helpful and friendly team. Thanks! You guys are such rock stars.” – Paint in the Dark, Singapore
Tickets for this workshop stirring originality cost £39 per person, and £36 per person if booking for a group of 6 or more. Unwind after work or feed your innovation on the weekend with some friends during this 90-minute session fueled by a retro-futuristic atmosphere, a great playlist, and heaps of brightly-coloured paint.