Manchester Rubber Weekend 10

What is Manchester Rubber Weekend?
In short, it’s the annual birthday of the Manchester Rubbermen (MRM), a social community group for guys into rubber and their friends!
It’s got a bit of a name for being one of the friendliest events and has become some what of a family reunion for fetish guys all around the world to get together, laugh, drink and have some community. We had overs 650 guys from 20 countries last year from as far The States, to Russia to Spain and Norway!

Naturally we like to have fun too, but Manchester law means we sadly don’t have huge play parties like Berlin or London, so if you’re solely looking for an event for tons of hot play mazes then this might not be your cup of tea, but if you want to meet hot guys from around the world, want to socialise, make mates and are happy enough to play in what ever space you can find or whip back to a hotel that’s just metres away then you’ll fit right in.

It’s cheeky, it’s relaxed, and most of all we operate a no-attitude, everyone is welcome policy. In Manchester we believe you can smile and say hello to anyone and welcome them in, whether they’re your type or not, because the community is made up of all shapes, sizes, colours, ages, masc, femme and everything in between. If that’s not for you that’s your call, but that’s how we roll here! We don’t like shaming or ignoring of people just because you don’t want to play with someone. Now you know what attitude to expect, let’s get on with the details.

MRM7 Photos

Here’s a few select photos from our awesome photographers Lee Baxter, Ropewolf, ButILikeIt, Sly Hands and Craig Parker


Tickets for Manchester Rubber Weekend 8 are SOLD OUT!

Sadly the waiting list is already full aswell but read below, even if you don’t have a ticket there is so much on it’s not a problem.
You’ll be given an email which you can print or bring on your phone which will be scanned and exchanged for your wristband.

Weekend tickets get you access to the Friday Darkcell / Saturday Alert / Sunday Slick so even though we are sold out there will still be plenty going on and with cruise bars in the village there will be plenty of rubber boys around so come along anyway and join in all the other events.

While we cannot guarantee entry to the three main parties without a weekend ticket, there’s still a chance you might just get in to Alert, Darkcell & Slick.

ALERT & DARKCELL: Weekend wristbands will guarantee entry before 1AM, after that time, as some people like an early night, we will operate a one out-one in policy as space becomes available so you may well still get into alert, but may have a wait.

SLICK: Many people buy a weekend ticket for ease but have to head home on Sunday so there is usually always space, so while we cannot guarantee, you’re welcome to come and along and see.

Where to stay

Manchester’s Gay Village is all very compact with hotels to cater to all tastes and price ranges so look for anywhere near Canal Street in the M1 post code, if you want to follow the crowd you can check on this poll to see where folk are staying.
Currently the IBIS’ on Portland Street and Princess Street have the most rubber boys in.

Dress code

Generally you’ll see everyone out in rubber all weekend whether it’s club nights, the market or brunch, Manchester is a very rubber friendly city so most people go out right in rubber from their hotels and homes with no need to cover up! The three main club nights have slightly varying dress codes so do check out the dress code page for more in depth info and tips for newbies! As most of Manchester’s venues are in converted industrial buildings there’s limited cloak room so if you can come without you can skip the queue and save yourself a big wait.


We’ve got so much on this weekend that even without a ticket for Alert or Darkcell you’ll still be able to have a full weekend. In the same way many go to Berlin but avoid the Pig or Snaxx parties.

For the full schedule and event details check out the MRM8 booklet; here you’ll find all the info you need for the weekend.

Best viewed on a computer for full, page flicking glory!

Hard copies available at the weekend.

Village Map

Your handy guide to where you’ll need to know for Rubber Weekend.

MRM7 Guide

We’ll have a new booklet in time for MRM8 but for now click the image or click here if you’d like to see last year’s booklet.