Located in the heart of Manchester, the Old Granada Studios on Quay Street was built proudly for purposes of recorded and live filming. The old studio saw through some culture classics and was a famous filming location for Coronation Street and The Royle Family, much loved British TV.
The studios closed to the public in 1999 but have since re-opened to the public as a cultural and artistic activity hub. The Old Granada Studios can be booked out as a conference space and still serves to some as a filming location in all its post-industrial charm. The location is renown in the world of television and film and has recently featured in the new series of Peaky Blinders with reported sightings of Cillian Murphey on set.
The Old Granada studios also serves as a refreshingly off-beat concert venue, having hosted Ska legends The Selecter and The Beat as well as Manchester’s Dot-To-Dot Festival, popular among indie music fans.
Flea-market revellers and oddities lovers fear not! The Old Granda Studios hosts a whole variety of Maker’s Markets bringing you only the most unique in hand-made crafts to secret recipe real good, feel good food and drink! If you’re an apparel fanatic The Old Granada Studios will no doubt have a treat for you. Size? teamed up with Adidas Originals in recent years to bring studio-goers a frenzy of unique models from Adidas Originals and Size? on display over two days – with entry completely free.
Castlefield is an excellent place to nurture your creative need and with the Old Granada Studios, just minutes’ walk from Barca Bar, it’s never been more fulfilling. Keep tabs on what’s going on in Castlefield by subscribing to our blog (coming soon) and keep an eye on our social media so you’ll never miss a beat!