Humphrey Chetham Club

Support Chetham’s as we transform our world-class music school and Library into a superb cultural venue and heritage attraction right in the heart of Manchester.

Named after Humphrey Chetham, the visionary Mancunian businessman who founded Chetham’s School and Chetham’s Library in 1653, the Humphrey Chetham Club now carries forth his important legacy. Members pledge to support Chetham’s with a minimum contribution of £5,000 over five years and are able to:

  • Support Chetham’s Capital Developments Make a real difference to our city by helping to transform this Manchester institution
  • Enjoy our intimate ‘Meursault, Magic and Fish and Chips’ lunches (approx. three per term) Immerse yourself in Manchester’s heritage and culture – a glass of wine, a concert by the musical stars of tomorrow and a fish and chips lunch with the students who have just performed, all in our spectacular medieval buildings – what better way for you and your guests to enjoy a Friday afternoon?
  • Meet your fellow music lovers and supporters of heritage and culture Our members come from across the North West and beyond, but all share a passion for music, culture and heritage and a desire to help future generations enjoy these treasures

Chetham’s is at an exciting time as our Capital Developments continue to transform the School, the Library and the City of Manchester. From the opening of the New School Building in 2012, to the demolition of the Palatine Building that revealed our beautiful medieval site to the city for the first time in nearly 200 years, to the opening of the world-class Stoller Hall in April 2017, our Humphrey Chetham Club members have been here every step of the way.

If you are interested in joining the Humphrey Chetham Club and helping us to complete these and other exciting projects, please contact Jessica Hilton on 0161 838 7206 or at

Humphrey Chetham Club Chairman: Alan Torevell, Dewhurst Torevell
Humphrey Chetham Club Vice-Chairman: Harry Ross, J Rosenthal & Son Ltd