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Outstanding Performance Facilities

As a vibrant and unique, campus based performing arts institution, The Hammond has an outstanding selection of facilities and resources, including dance and drama studios, a music suite with recording studio, practice rooms and a 420-seat theatre.

The Hammond as seen from the outside

Close-knit community

Developing into being a lifelong learner has never been so important as in the current climate. Tutors at The Hammond are there to guide you, and to help you engage with your studies and become active learners. What’s more, as a campus based performing arts institution, you can benefit from the kind of individual care and attention that joining a smaller learning community provides.

Performing Arts student on stage

University of Chester facilities

Musical Theatre Performance is validated by the University of Chester, but based at The Hammond school. So, although you won’t be based at one of the University’s learning sites, you’ll still be a University of Chester student, and as such, will have access to University facilities such as our fantastic support departments within Student Services, Careers and Employability service, the Students’ Union, clubs and societies, and our extensive range of library services.

Student using a library computer


The University has a huge range of University-owned accommodation, located either on Exton Park (Parkgate Road), on the border of this site or conveniently located in the centre of Chester. The University also works closely with private providers of student accommodation. For more information, please visit our accommodation webpages.

Student holding keys
Mannings Lane
Hoole Bank