The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be screened across three city centre locations from 9am on Monday.
Manchester City Council has announced the service will be projected onto screens in Cathedral Gardens, Exchange Square and inside the Manchester Cathedral.
Anyone wishing to attend will not need a ticket, but council bosses warned access to the areas will be limited once they reach full capacity.
Bag checks will take place before entry and people will be free to move in and out of the big screen areas throughout the day.
Mourners have been urged to come prepared for all wathers, as the screens at Cathedral Gardens and Exchange Square will be outdoors with no cover.
The Queen’s official state funeral will take place in Westminster Abbey at 11am, before the procession makes its way to Wellington Arch and then on to Windsor Castle. A committal service will then be conducted in St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
Meanwhile, a requiem mass in memory of the late Queen will take place at Manchester Cathedral on Sunday, starting at 8.30am.
A civic service of Thanksgiving will follow at 2.30pm led by the Bishop of Manchester David Walker.