Performance spaces

The Martin Harris Centre incorporates two major performance spaces: the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and the John Thaw Studio Theatre.

The Centre also has electroacoustic composition studios based in the Electroacoustic Building adjacent to the Centre. 

The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, has an acoustically designed auditorium that seats an audience of up to 350 people, with a spacious stage area large enough to accommodate a full symphony orchestra. The John Thaw Studio Theatre seats approximately 100 and is a flexible space, mainly used for dramatic productions within the university.

Did you know

In the 2021/2022 academic year, we held over 80 performances of drama, literature and music that were open for staff, students and the general public? Bringing more of the amazing work we do here in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures to our University community and the City of Manchester.