Nicholls Campus

Nicholls Campus offers courses for school leavers, adults and university level students. Subject areas include business, care, IT, nursing and medical sciences. The campus is home to the Arden School Of Theatre, offering professional training in the performing arts as part of The Manchester College. The campus also hosts courses in skills for life and independent living for students with learning difficulties.

Nicholls Campus is a specialist centre for sport. It’s home to the Nicholls Community Football Centre of Excellence and the college’s Sports Academies in football, rugby and basketball.

  • Ardwick is one-mile South East of Manchester City Centre and close to the city's universities. Substantial rejuvenation of the area has taken place in recent years, most notably with the construction of many facilities for the 2002 Commonwealth Games held nearby in Eastlands. 

    Nicholls Campus includes an impressive Grade II listed building with its own gardens. There’s a small park within walking distance of the campus and a green space across the road. The nearby Manchester Apollo is a 3,500 capacity live music venue, and is also Grade II listed. Sportcity and the City of Manchester Stadium are five minutes away by car. 

    Did you know?

    Celebrated Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell was an Ardwick resident, living with her husband William at 84 Plymouth Grove- a site which is today restored and open to the public.

  • Bus routes to Nicholls Campus include:

    192, 201, 203, 204, 205, 206.


    Ardwick train station is close to the campus.

  • Nicholls Campus has two car parks (one at the front and one at the back) accessible from Ford Street. The football centre has its own car park (accessible from Dolphin Street).

Useful Info

Nicholls Campus
Hyde Road,
M12 6BA

0161 920 4853

Opening times

Monday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday - 8.30am - 6.15pm
Wednesday - 8.30am - 6.15pm
Thursday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
Friday - 8.30am - 4.00pm