How to find us

Chetham’s School of Music
Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB
T: 0161 834 9644

Chetham’s is situated in the heart of Manchester’s Medieval Quarter, bordered by Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Station and the National Football Museum. Chetham’s is within easy reach of all main train, bus, tram and road links.


Millgate Entrance
The main entrance for Chetham’s School of Music and Chetham’s Library, and for performances in Whiteley Hall and the Baronial Hall. This entrance is through the security gate at the Gatehouse on Long Millgate, opposite the lower end of the National Football Museum.

Hunts Bank Entrance
For performances and events in the Carole Nash Hall, The Stoller Hall and the Oglesby Atrium. This entrance leads directly into the new School Building, opposite Victoria Station and Manchester Arena.


There is no parking available within Chetham’s, except by prior arrangement for visitors with disabilities. Several public car parks are available within a few minutes’ walk of the School.  The closest are:

APCOA Victoria Station carpark, M3 1NX (250m)
3 hours – £3
12 hours – £4

NCP Manchester Arena, M3 1AR (200m)
3 hours – £9.50
4 hours – £12.50

Both carparks are open 24 hours and offer disabled parking and level access to Chetham’s. The route from NCP Manchester Arena is largely undercover but includes stairs/lifts.

Public Transport

By train: Chetham’s is situated opposite Manchester Victoria station where direct services run from across the region. Manchester Victoria is a 10-minute direct tram journey from Manchester Piccadilly.

By tram: Metrolink services connect communities across Greater Manchester.  The nearest stop to Chetham’s is Victoria Station.

By bus: Many buses stop a few minutes’ walk from Chetham’s on Corporation Street and at Shudehill Transport Interchange. The central bus station at Piccadilly Gardens, and the coach station on Chorlton Street, are each a 10-15 minute walk or a short tram ride away.

Plan your travel across Greater Manchester at Transport for Greater Manchester