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A hidden gem in the heart of Manchester

Chetham’s is a unique and atmospheric location, ideal for events from seminars and meetings private dinners and concerts.

Dating back to 1421, Chetham’s medieval buildings were built as a college for the priests of St Mary’s Parish Church, now Manchester Cathedral. It is the most complete late-medieval residential complex to survive in the north west of England.

“It was the first time we have used Chetham’s as a venue.  It was absolutely perfect.  The pre-event communication and service on the day were outstanding.  We will definitely return there and recommend to others.”

– Bev Watson, Royal Town Planning Institute

Chetham’s is named after its benefactor, Humphrey Chetham, a successful Manchester textile merchant, who left money in his will to purchase the building and convert it into a school for 40 poor boys and a library for scholars; the first public library in the English speaking world. Both School and Library opened in 1653.

Our Baronial Hall is one of the best preserved examples of a 15th century medieval hall. It provides an intimate and atmospheric location for small-scale performances, or as an memorable venue to entertain guests for a conference, networking event or a formal three-course dinner.

A range of smaller rooms in the medieval building are equally impressive for smaller events, breakout sessions or intimate private dining.

To enquire about holding your event in Chetham’s Library or Medieval Buildings, please contact Catherine Pank 0161 834 7961

To enquire about holding your event in The Stoller Hall, please contact Simon Chaplin 0161 838 7259