Chetham's School of Music

Overview

The thriving creative community at Chetham’s involves around 300 students aged 8-18, whose common passion is music. Entry to the School is based solely on musical ability or potential, never on background or ability to pay, thanks to generous bursaries through the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme. This common bond of musical passion makes for a truly inspirational place which transforms the lives of all who are part of it. Public events include daily free Lunchtime Concerts, regular concerts by the School’s ensembles, including choirs, orchestras and Big Bands, and public masterclasses with some of the leading artists from across the music world. Many events are free of charge for students and under 18s, spreading the School’s commitment to musical education beyond its classrooms.
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Access Card Notes

Essential companions provided for Access Card holders with the +1 Symbol

Contact details

Chetham's School of Music Long Millgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West, M3 1SB
Phone: Box Office: 0333 130 0967 (2-4pm, Monday to Friday)

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
The Stoller Hall, Carole Nash Hall and all spaces within Chetham’s new building are fully accessible, with lifts and disabled toilet facilities on every floor. Spaces are available for wheelchair users on both Stalls and Balcony level. If you are a wheelchair user but prefer to transfer to a standard seat during the concert, please make it clear when you book. The main concert entrance on Hunts Bank is accessible by ramp, and the doors are activated electronically. Access from disabled parking spaces at NCP Manchester Arena is by lift through Victoria Station. The bar in the Oglesby Atrium has a low level counter position. If you are attending events in the Baronial Hall and Chetham’s medieval buildings, please be aware that these spaces were built in 1421 and are accessed via cobbles, with limited facilities for disabled visitors. Please contact us if you require any guidance.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
Accessible toilets and baby change facilities are available on every floor.

Larger, mixed gender cubicles are available on the ground floor (Atrium level) and mezzanine level (up one flight of stairs). These are available to the general public but may be particularly convenient for families with young children, or for customers who prefer not to use gendered facilities.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Assistance animals are welcome at all events. We recommend contacting us so that we can guide you to a suitable seat. Dog mats for the auditorium and a water bowl (for use in the Atrium only) are available from the Box Office and may be reserved at the time of booking.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Anyone who requires assistance to fully enjoy their visit to Chetham's may request a free seat for an essential companion. It is assumed that this companion will take primary responsibility for your support during your visit, although staff will do their upmost to provide guidance and additional assistance.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
Tactile wayfinding signage is used throughout The Stoller Hall and Carole Nash Hall.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
A Sennheiser infra-red hearing system will be installed in The Stoller Hall shortly. Stethoscope style receivers will then be available from Box Office and may be reserved at the time of booking. If you’re booking ahead, please contact us to find out whether the system is likely to be in place before your visit.

Assistance animals are welcome at all events. We recommend contacting us so that we can guide you to a suitable seat. Dog mats for the auditorium and a water bowl (for use in the Atrium only) are available from the Box Office and may be reserved at the time of booking.

Earplugs are available free of charge from the Box Office for any customers who wish to use them.