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Room Specifications

Baronial Hall

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Chetham's Baronial Hall is one of the best preserved fifteenth-century examples of its kind. Used regularly as a concert venue by the School, this is a flexible space which can be set up:

  • Theatre style- seats 80
  • Cabaret style- seats 50
  • Formal dinner style- seats 40
  • With chairs removed, maximum capacity is 100

Staff Dining Room

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The Staff Dining Room provides an elegant and intimate setting for meetings or private dinners.

  • Seats 14

Audit Room

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Originally part of the College Warden's accommodation, the Audit Room is one of the most richly appointed rooms in the building. The Plasterwork, panelling and doors date back to the 17th century, when the medieval college was converted into the School. Suitable for meetings and private dinners.

  • Seats 16

Association Room

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Originally housing the kitchens, this room was converted in 1969, when the School was transformed into a Music School. An impressive double storey space, the Association Room is suitable for seminars or meetings.

  • Theatre style- Seats 35
  • Board room style- Seats 20

Chetham's Library

Chetham's Library is a unique cultural treasure in the heart of Manchester; the oldest public library in the English speaking world.

The Library is little changed since its founding in 1653; although modern lighting has replaced candles, the books are no longer chained to the cases and the catalogue is computerised. Chetham's Library remains, as its founder intended, free to use and open to all.

Although not available for independent hire, a tour of the Library can be included for an additional fee.