About us

Inspiring and educating the next generation

Imagine a place where people from all over the world come together to celebrate music and creativity. It’s where music meets education, classical meets youth culture, old meets new, and people meet each other…

This is Chetham’s. We are home to three extraordinary places – Chetham’s School of Music, Chetham’s Library, and The Stoller Hall – and we are united by one clear vision which is to bring people together.

We believe in the power of music and creativity to unite people, and we are committed to educating and inspiring the next generation of musicians and thinkers.

We are driven by our values to make music and education more accessible, to enrich the lives of people in Manchester and beyond, and to improve wellbeing through the magic of music and learning.

More than ever before, we’re embracing our roots and opening the doors to our world-class facilities and collections to make a positive, long-lasting impact on local communities.

We’d love you to join us on our journey. Find out more about school life here.

Joint Principals Tom Redmond and Nicola Smith
Chair of School Governors Malcolm Edge

Registered Charity No. 526702
DfE number: 352/6021
URN: 105588
UKPRN: 10008631

Stoller Hall Opening Weekend Friday

Photograph of delegates from China visiting Chethams Manchester
Credit Vincent Cole 22 May 2023