Orators Club Q & A

Can I book you for my wedding or event?
This question arises often since there is a UK organisation called English Toastmasters who wear red coats and officiate at weddings and other functions…that is NOT us.

If you found this site whilst looking for them then please follow this link to their UK website.

How often do Manchester Orators meet?
We have open meetings  on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

Please note that this is not the same as meeting every fortnight.

We may also meet on other dates but these are members only meetings.

Check the home page for the confirmed meeting dates.
We do not meet on Bank Holidays.

What time is the meeting?
7:00pm pre-meeting, 7.30 pm start to finish around 9:50pm

(See ‘What if I am late” below…)

Where is the meeting?
The meetings are usually held in the BOARD ROOM of the RA!N BAR, which is close to the Bridgewater Hall. Occasionally meetings are held at other locations in the city centre, so it is always worthwhile checking our home page to confirm the location before you set off.

See locations page for address details.

How much does it cost?
Visitors are always welcome FREE of charge.

There is no need to request or book in advance or have a member introduce you to the club.
You may visit as often as you like without joining.

If you wish to join then you need to complete the application and DD forms on this website.
The monthly Membership fee works out at around £5 per meeting (less when we have extra meetings).
There is an initial joining fee of £36 and a monthly fee of £15 paid via Direct Debit which you set up via this website.
Members get the full Toastmasters International Pathways training package, a monthly magazine and more.
Please ask at the meeting for full details.

How should I dress?
Casual or smart, it’s your choice.

Can I contact the meeting by phone?

We do not have a phone contact during the meeting and telephoning the Rain Bar venue will not be useful, since the bar staff are two floors away and do not have contact to the club.

What if I’m late?

Please make every effort to be in the meeting room between 7 and 7.30. Should you arrive after the meeting has started please wait in the area outside the door and only enter during a part of the meeting between speakers such as when you hear applause.