Studying in Manchester

Manchester is one of the most creatively vibrant cities in the UK. It’s home to a vast number of historic theatres, contemporary performance spaces and cutting-edge film and technology hubs. It’s a cultural nucleus with numerous creative strongholds, making it the perfect place to launch a career in artistic performance.

Creative city

Welcome to Manchester, one of the most creatively industrious cities in the UK. A cultural melting pot, an official UNESCO City of Literature, home of Bluedot Festival, The Warehouse Project, The Chase Creative Consultancy and the artistic vibrancy of the famous Northern Quarter. Manchester is a city whose creative growth rate is among the highest in the UK – come and be a part of it!

Find your stage

The Palace Theatre, The Opera House, The Lowry, Bridgewater Hall, The Dancehouse, The Comedy Store. The list goes on! With too many historic staples to mention, Manchester’s entertainment and performance spaces are a haven for local talent and international touring artists alike.

HOME Theatre

Known as a leader for international contemporary art, theatre and film, HOME opened in 2015 and is the venue for a wide variety of installations, dance shows and all manner of stage productions – a true jewel of Manchester’s cultural crown.


Creating performance spaces from theatres and art galleries to live venues and car parks, Manchester International Festival is one of the most eclectic and exciting biennial multi-media events in the UK, and just one of numerous regular festival events happening in and around Manchester.

Living here

Greater Manchester is the UK’s third-largest city and is known to be a friendly and affordable place to live. Locals are famed for their humour and a deep-rooted sense of pride that stems from the city’s industrious working-class heritage.