Welcome to Culture on the Corridor

A Corridor Manchester Group

Here’s a little background..

Corridor Manchester is a unique type of partnership. It brings together partner organisations with the aim of ensuring that the Corridor is the leading UK location for knowledge-based businesses, research & development and learning and knowledge.

As well as investing millions of pounds developing their own campuses, the partners actively engage in projects that contribute even more to the future success of the Corridor.


If only we had a beach…

The Culture of Manchester has artistic, architectural, musical, sporting, theatrical and creative breadth, comparable to any significant international city.

20th century broadcaster and social commentator Brian Redhead once said of the city, “Manchester … is the capital, in every sense, of the North of England, where the modern world was born. The people know their geography is without equal. Their history is their response to it”. Or as Ian Brown of the Stone Roses put it, “Manchester has everything except a beach”.

Yes ’Manchester is the beating cultural heart of Britain’ The Observer, July 2007. And as the city embarks on the fourth Manchester International Festival in 2013, talent continues to be attracted to the city of firsts.

The Corridor is home to some of Manchester’s most iconic and forward-thinking cultural destinations. Cornerhouse is a leading international centre of innovation and ideas for cinema and contemporary visual art; they don’t just play films – they create an environment that inspires, influences and informs audiences, artists and filmmakers. The Royal Northern College of Music is a forward-thinking, internationally-acclaimed conservatoire that attracts some of the world’s most distinguished teachers, performers, conductors, composers and scholars.

The Corridor is home to two of the UK’s leading universities – The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). The addition of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust makes the Corridor not only the largest education campus in the UK but also the largest clinical academic campus in Europe.

The University of Manchester is one of the UK’s leading academic and research universities and Manchester Metropolitan University has a complementary offer, producing world class-professionals. The Trust is the country’s foremost research hospital. All these institutions come together to deliver a learning and knowledge environment that is second to none.

Members of each of the aforementioned Corridor partners come together to form the Culture on the Corridor Group. The combination of these organisations provides a rich Cultural offering on the Corridor, giving the area a unique vibe. Many people come to the Corridor to visit the popular Cultural attractions including Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery (both University of Manchester assets), and Capitol Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University. These venues are also enjoyed by the many thousands of people who live, study and work on the Corridor.

The Corridor is also home to some of Manchester’s more quirky and interesting music venues including The Deaf Institute and Manchester Academy

To learn more about the Corridor’s Cultural destinations, launch the Explore the Corridor Interactive Map and select Culture on the Corridor.

Please visit our Culture on the Corridor Events page to find out what’s happening at Corridor partners! Many of the events are FREE!

You can find out more about Manchester’s Cultural offering from Visit Manchester click here

Or become one of Manchester’s Creative Tourists, click here



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