About Us

Set amongst Manchester’s fashion wholesale district, The Yard MCR is a hidden gem of site, made for creative individuals and collectives.

The Yard is a space to work, meet and relax. It is also a space for live music, film, theatre, spoken word, fashion and touring production rehearsals.

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Founded in 2019 as a multi-use workspace, The Yard quickly grew into a iconic independent creative hub and an arts venue. This alternative space is now home to music studios, fashion brands, graphic designers, a theatre company, artists and producers.

The Yard is an ongoing work in progress. 2020 seemed the perfect time for a pandemic distraction and with this in mind, The Back Yard was launched emerging as a cobbled, enclosed oasis. This is a much needed outdoor space in a neighbourhood that currently has no safe outdoor leisure or work areas.

Cheetham Hill is an important strand in Manchester’s historical, industrial and social tapestry, and it is now time for visitors to explore and enjoy some of Manchester’s exciting cultural institutions. This end of The Hill has long been home to a number of settled communities and with this in mind The Yard is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space for all.

The Yard is a community and actively encourages like-minded individuals to join. We  are here for our current as well as future generations and will continue to adapt and evolve.

The Yard is just a 10 minute walk from Manchester City Centre and Victoria Train Station.

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The Yard Collective

The Yard Collective is a Community Interest Company and was set up with the purpose of supporting community and creative events hosted at The Yard. Profits are reinvested back to ensure we can perpetuate these events.

The Yard Collective CIC is an inclusive “club”. We welcome everyone from all backgrounds and of any age and encourage anyone struggling mentally or socially who want to feel included.

In our pursuit to find a place for artists, we have formed a community of cultural patrons. Not the kind you might imagine, at a glance. From musicians, to poets, painters to future fashion designers and makers, we have our eyes set on developing talent and practical balance. We have also been unbelievably fortunate to build an extensive network of mentors and specialists who offer their time and knowledge for no charge in order to provide skills and experience to members of The Yard Collective.

The Yard Collective has flourished into a community of individuals with a passion for the arts working and collaborating from within The Yard to develop, curate and host exhibitions, gigs, workshops and live performances.

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The Yard Atelier

The Yard Atelier is a CIC Fashion Start-Up & Incubator Space.


Based in Cheetham Hill, recognised as Manchester’s Fast Fashion District, we are rewriting the narrative, restoring our iconic, micro­manufacturing reputation. We aim to provide a unique opportunity for the next generation of Fashion Designers in the North West.

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Through mentorship, collaborative practice and technical facilities, we will install our residents with the skills they need to succeed in their business ventures.

We have a passion for heritage, culture, and contemporary values. Our in-house incubator space will nurture an inventive and visionary attitude to design.

Networking and learning from inspirational mentors and guest speakers will inspire our community. The Yard Atelier will provide a safe, stimulating environment delivering talent on all levels.

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