Royal Northern College Of Music

Royal Northern College Of Music
124 Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9RD
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Royal Northern College Of Music

Located one mile south of Manchester City Centre, in the heart of the Education Quarter, this is one of four conservatories associated with the ABRSM. It was formed in 1973 by the merger of the Northern School of Music and the Royal Manchester College of Music.

The RNCM is also a performance venue for concerts and other musical events. It is located one mile south of Manchester City Centre, in the heart of the Education Quarter.

Oxford Road station is an eight minute walk away, and there is secure parking located next to the College in the basement of the Sir Charles Groves Hall of Residence, off Rosamund Street West.

Events at this venue

There are 27 events at this location

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At Last: The Etta James Story

Theatre production telling the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life, featuring some of her most beloved songs.

Brad Mehldau Trio

One of America's finest jazz pianists with regular trio partners, Larry Grenadier (bass) and Jeff Ballard (drums).

Wed 17 May

Brandy Clark

Grammy, CMA and AMA nominated US country artist.

Sun 22 Oct

£24.75 / 0161 907 5555

With Plus Special Guests.

Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band

The Scarborough-born singer and fiddler performs traditional English folk, backed by an ensemble which includes members of Bellowhead, Mawkin, Blowzabella, Edward II and more.

Gorton Philharmonic 2017 Autumn Concert

PROGRAMME:- Shostakovich ~ Festive Overture Beethoven ~ Choral Fantasy Carl Orff ~ Carmina Burana With Bury Choral Society Choir and Vocal Soloists

Indigo Girls

Over-14s show. Rootsy pop songwriting duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.

Thu 20 Jul

Keston Cobblers Club

Folk pop five-piece from Kent.

Tue 18 Apr

£15 / 0161 907 5555


Aidan O'Rourke (fiddle), Kris Drever (guitar and vocals) and Martin Green (accordion) drawing together traditional music from Orkney, west Scotland and the north-east of England.

Fri 24 Nov

£18.50 / 0161 907 5555

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells 'For Two'

  • 4 stars

Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts attempt to recreate one of the most influential albums of the 20th century, live on stage, with just four hands and four feet. Those crazy cats.

Rick Wakeman

The world-renowned former Yes keyboardist performs pieces from his recent solo album, Piano Portraits.

Sun 25 Jun

£35 / 0161 907 5555

Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth

The most affable man in prog celebrates the 40th anniversary of his solo concept opus based on the Jules Verne novel, for which he will be joined by the Jules Verne Symphony Orchestra, the English Rock Ensemble and lashings of state-of-the-art effects.

RNCM Opera: Theodora

Handel's penultimate oratorio.

Thu 30 Mar

£21–£34 / 0161 907 5555

Sat 1 Apr

£23–£36 / 0161 907 5555

RNCM Symphony Orchestra

  • Directed by: Gergely Madaras (cond)
  • Written by: Bela Bartok

The Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra is the college's biggest ensemble.

Fri 31 Mar

£14–£17 / 0161 907 5555

The orchestra tackles Mahler's Symphony No 9.

Ron Sexsmith

Over-14s show. Sublime Canadian songwriter with a plaintive touch to his easily melodic songs.

Sun 28 May

Studio Theatre

£27.50 / 0161 907 5555

The Saint Etienne

Twenty five years after Saint Etienne released the album Foxbase Alpha and made their tentative first live performance at Heaven in Villiers Arches, the alt dance-pop trio fronted by Sarah Cracknell return to the iconic venue to play the classic album in its entirety plus some choice bonus beats. Support comes from…

Sun 11 Jun

Studio Theatre

£25 / 0161 907 5555

Singin' in the Rain

The RNCM Young Company present the classic musical.

Thu 27 Apr

Fri 28 Apr

£12 / 0161 907 5555

Sat 29 Apr

£12 / 0161 907 5555

The Swingles

Seven-piece vocal harmony ensemble.

Wed 29 Mar

£15–£18 / 0161 907 5555

With Twelfth Day.

Thea Gilmore

Prolific singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire whose style is strongly influenced by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell.

Sun 4 Jun

£26.95–£30.25 / 0161 907 5555

Tigran Hamasyan

The renowned pianist and composer performs his jazz and classical compositions drawing on a wide range of influences, including Armenian folk music, rock, electronica, poetry and more in support of album An Ancient Observer.

Wed 5 Apr

Tigran Hamasyan

A mix of jazz and native folk from Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan.

Wed 5 Apr

The Unthanks

Eccentric Geordie folk sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank.

Wed 19 Apr

The Unthanks: How Wild the Wind Blows

The Unthanks present the songs of Molly Drake, Nick Drake's mother, in their poetic, bittersweet glory.

Wed 19 Apr

The William Byrd Singers: Baroque Choral Masterpieces

Keith Orrell directs the group to form the five-part chorus for Handel's Dixit Dominus and Bach's Magnificat.

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