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Buildings Opening Times

Manchester School of Art’s studios, workshops and main teaching spaces are all located in the Benzie, Chatham and Grosvenor buildings.

The standard opening times for these buildings, providing access to the general studio spaces, are listed below. The opening times of the supervised workshop areas and material stores will be different please check local notices for details.

During vacation periods access may be restricted to certain groups, such as postgraduate students, and the studios will close earlier than the building closing times listed below.

 Term timeVacation
Monday – Thursday8am – 10pm8am – 7pm
Friday8am – 8pm8am – 6pm
Saturday10am – 4pm*Closed

* Saturday studio access only between 2 Nov – 14 Dec 2019, 11 Jan – 4 Apr 2020, 25 Apr – 9 May 2020 (inclusive).

Last entry is half an hour before closing time.

Any students working in these buildings after 5pm Monday to Friday, or anytime on Saturday must follow the Signing In & Safety Protocols.

After 4.30pm on weekdays and all day Saturday, access to the Grosvenor building is via the Benzie building entrance.

The buildings are also normally closed on bank holidays and during the Christmas to New Year holiday week.

Also see the opening times for Arts and Humanities Building (Manchester School of Theatre) and the Righton Building (Manchester School of Art Research Centre).