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Chetham’s School of Music underpins the nation’s musical heritage and is a world-class institution. Entry is open to all, regardless of background or personal circumstance, and places are awarded purely on musical ability and potential.

We have built a state-of-the-art new School Building which will allow us to do even more, securing our future as the leading music school in the world, and providing us with the facilities we need to continue producing musical stars of the future.

This was the first phase in a multi-phased programme to ensure that the fabric of Chetham’s, meets the demands and needs of its students and its visitors. The entire 3-phase project will cost nearly £50m, which, in addition to the new School Building and Concert Hall, will transform Chetham’s into a Visitor Attraction to share its history, stories of characters of the past, beautiful architecture and the vibrant music from the young musicians of today and tomorrow, with a wider public.  

Please support our Capital Developments in whatever way you can.

To discuss these and other ways you could support us, call Elizabeth Coulson on 0161 838 7202 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Why did we need a new School Building? Watch the video below to find out.