At Co-op Academy Manchester

Coronavirus Announcement

Until further notice the Academy Theatre and Box Office will be run remotely. For any urgent enquires please email: or check our Twitter feed: @CAM_Theatre

Please note there will be no-one at the theatre to respond to any telephone calls or reply to answer machine messages.

UPDATE (3:30pm 1st June 2020)

Co-op Academy Manchester have been closely following advice and guidance from the government and Co-op Academies Trust to ensure we follow best practice in dealing with Covid 19. We are now in a position to inform you that the Academy Theatre will remain closed until September 2020. In September we will re-assess the situation and take appropriate action.

All bookings from now until the end of August will be cancelled. We will do everything we can to assist in any rescheduling of events.

Our Theatre Manager will contact organisations which need to refund patrons who have already paid for tickets on the TicketSource system and our Lettings Officer will further contact groups who have to reschedule or arrange refund for hire charges on any block bookings in due course.

Once we are in a better situation to assess the long term prognosis of Coronavirus, we sincerely hope to welcome you back to the Academy and will do everything we can to accommodate your future booking/s in our calendar.

If you have any questions or queries please email me, or should you wish to contact the Theatre Manager directly, his email is:

UPDATE (3:45pm 17th March 2020)

Following the advice from Government regarding large gatherings (specifically theatre), Co-op Leadership has made a decision to postpone all Academy Theatre bookings until after April at the earliest. We appreciate this is a massive inconvenience, but we can only follow the Government guidelines in these extra-ordinary times.

In the event of a performances being cancelled (rather than being postponed) monies will be refunded to customers via the TicketSource website. We have been informed by TicketSource that there might be a slight delay due to the amount of traffic on their system.

Once we are in a better situation to assess the long term prognosis of the Coronavirus threat, we sincerely hope to welcome you back to the Academy Theatre.


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See the Academy Theatre in action at the opening gala event held in July 2018

About Us

The Academy Theatre is a state of the art flexible venue located in the Co-op Academy Manchester.

Opened in July 2018, our purpose built Academy Theatre is at the the heart of the local community and offers a fully equipped theatre, with friendly staff and extensive free parking.

Our mission is to be a centre of Arts excellence by producing and hosting a wide range of productions and activities to engage and inspire all with a passion for the performing arts.

We are an inclusive organisation who believe in giving opportunities to all sections of the community.

The Academy Theatre sees itself as competitively priced venue and actively encourages enquiries from start-up / small scale Arts companies as we know that finding the right facilities can be a challenge. We also welcome any large scale organisations to drop us a line as we wish to encourage the Arts for everyone.