City Campus Manchester

UCEN Manchester city centre campus

Our new city campus is based in the heart of Manchester city centre, a stone's throw away from a wealth of theatres, cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Manchester is the birth place of some of the most world-changing technological advances from the industrial revolution to the creation of the programmable computer; not to mention the UK's longest running Soap Opera!

Manchester is a diverse city where everyone is welcome. From the famous Northern Quarter, packed with bars, clubs, and restaurants, to the Gay Village, home of one of the world's oldest LGBTQ+ bars dating back to 1865; there is an inclusive student nightlife scene where you can enjoy yourself and let your hair down after a hard week of classes.

Studying Performing Arts in Manchester means you have a wealth of theatres and opportunities on your doorstep. Due to the relocation of the likes of ITV and BBC to MediaCityUK, many TV programmes are now produced here and most talent agents and managers hold offices here. There are some fantastic theatre venues, from The Royal Exchange Theatre, HOME, and The Lowry, to smaller independent, award-winning theatres such as 53Two and Hope Mill Theatre; not forgetting the larger theatres The Palace Theatre and the Manchester Opera House where you can see most touring productions.

Why Manchester?

Studying in Manchester has a huge range of benefits, not withstanding training in our world-class facilities, the numerous theatres and diverse nightlife.

According to Time Out, it's the 3rd best city in the world and is the most liveable city in the UK, according to The Economist.

City Campus Manchester

60 Great Ducie Street
M3 1PT


Located just a 2 minute walk from Manchester Victoria Station, and opposite the AO Arena.

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