Chetham's School of Music


Chetham's is an integral part of the North West's rich cultural heritage, housed in buildings that are nearly 600 years old and boasting a truly unique and magical atmosphere. Our medieval buildings are one of Manchester’s real gems - playing music in the Baronial Hall is undoubtedly an experience in itself!

A Chetham's student's diary is always busy and packed with opportunities inside and outside the practice room. Recently, our students have broadcast for BBC Radio 3, performed at BBC Proms in the Park, composed music in response to artworks from the British Art Show and performed as part of an exhibition at Manchester Museum. Our jazz musicians regularly perform at leading venues and our two Big Bands are regularly winners of national prizes. Our Chamber Choir recently performed at the BBC Proms with the Gabrielli Consort and Paul McCreesh and recorded for Deutsche Grammophone.

We also share our Manchester home with The Bridgewater Hall, Hallé, BBC Philharmonic orchestras and Royal Northern College of Music - Chetham's students regularly benefit from our strong links with the organisations through events and festivals. Many of Chetham’s tutors also teach at the RNCM and are principal players with the city's orchestras.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Historic house or home, Library, Heritage site, Museum, Archive

Opening hours

9.00-12.30 and 1.30 to 4.30
The Library is closed on public holidays, and between Christmas and New Year.
These are the opening hours for the library. The opening hours for our music events differ and are subject to change.

Admission charges

Please check.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

The Northern Chamber Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season Finale

  • 13 May 2018 3-5pm

Either side of Elgar’s Cello Concerto are two of the most recognisable pieces in the repertoire; the overture to the Magic Flute, whose energy will bring any audience instantly to life, and Beethoven’s great C minor Symphony, whose opening hammer blows of fate, the opening four notes which are as portentous as they are famous, lead us through what many regard to be the very apogee of western classical music. At the triumphant end of the symphony, the orchestra will be at very much full-strength with trumpets and trombones ensuring that the anniversary season ends in suitably triumphant style.





Vivaldi Rocks - Manchester Camerata

  • 31 May 2018 7:30-9:30pm

Hugo Ticciati aims to bring that same atmosphere back to a venue purpose built to capture the magic of Camerata, the stunning Stoller Hall. Ticciati combines Vivaldi Concertos with rock music arrangements of Muse, Metallica and Dream Theatre.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£35, £28, £20 | U18s £3


Chetham's School of Music
Long Millgate
M3 1SB




01618 349644


01618 393609

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