St Michael’s is Psappha’s home for rehearsals, recordings, workshops and intimate performances.

We’ve been resident at St Michael’s since 2015 and have enjoyed watching the regeneration of the area. St Michael’s is a deconsecrated church which was founded in 1858 and was the heart of the Little Italy community.


36-38 George Leigh Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5DG

Getting here

Like Hallé St Peter’s, St Michael’s is behind the old Daily Express Building.


The closest tram stops to St Michael’s are Piccadilly Gardens, Victoria and Shude Hill which are around a 10 minute walk.

National Rail

St Michael’s is a 10 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria train stations.


St Michael’s is a 8-10 minute from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens bus station.

Car parking

There are several car parks located close to St Michael’s. On-street parking is free in Ancoats after 6pm.

In addition street parking bays are available close to the venue on George Leigh Street, Blossom Street, Sherratt Street and Cornell Street. These bays are chargeable 8am – 6pm Monday to Sunday with a maximum stay of two hours at any one time. There are a number of meters at which to pay in close proximity to the bays. There is no charge to park in these bays outside the hours listed above or on Bank Holidays and visitors in the evenings particularly are encouraged to utilise these spaces whenever possible.

Please Note: The roads around St Michael’s are narrow so we respectfully remind visitors to park in accordance with the Highway Code and to be considerate to our neighbours at all times.

Opening times

Doors usually open 45 minutes before the event start time. If there is a pre-concert event the doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the pre-concert event.


From the street: The venue has a portable ramp – there is one step from street level to the foyer.

In the building: Level access throughout.

The Box Office is in the foyer on the ground floor, immediately opposite the entrance. The bar area is accessible.

Toilet: There is an accessible toilet.

Eating and drinking

Ancoats has plenty of places to eat and drink. Check out Trip Advisor.