Grosvenor East Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University is a fully equipped and flexible theatre space that seats 180 audience members in several configurations including thrust, flat floor and in the round.
As well as the theatre space and Manchester Poetry Library, Grosvenor East also offers light-filled, double-height studio spaces for teaching and rehearsals. One of the studios is fully equipped for productions for more intimate performances. Elsewhere, there is a suite of eight acting and voice studios, all fully acoustically sealed and fitted with sprung floors and AV facilities.
Grosvenor East Theatre is primarily home to Manchester School of Theatre which dates back to 1970 and has produced Oscar nominees, BAFTA and Olivier Award winners including Steve Coogan and Julie Walters.
Manchester School of Theatre was originally established to provide acting lessons for opera singers at the Royal Northern College of Music but is now rightly recognised as one of the elite drama schools in the UK and one of only 20 classical conservatoire-style acting schools. It also sits among a community of artists, writers, filmmakers and other creatives within Manchester Metropolitan’s Arts and Humanities faculty.