Life in Manchester

Over 100,000 students call Manchester their home, and it’s not hard to see why. Our vibrant city has it all: a rich and varied music scene, a proud history of science and industry, nightlife, culture and politics, and a host of famous sports venues.

Known the world over for talent and innovation, Manchester seeps with music of all genres and we’re proud to be part of it. Not only is it home to the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata, but bands such as The Hollies, Bee Gees, 10cc, Buzzcocks, Joy Division, New Order, The Smiths, Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, Oasis and Elbow also have their roots here.

With venues ranging from the impressive Manchester Arena to the stunning Bridgewater Hall, there are plenty of opportunities to see classical and contemporary performers, alongside international artists, every day of the week. And the RNCM, from our base on Oxford Road, is perfectly placed to enjoy it all. Excellent transport links make coming in and out of the city easy and the centre of town – with its feast of social and culinary offerings – is just a 20-minute walk away.

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