Welcome to the Three Minute Theatre, also known as the 3MT Venue. The only purpose-built Vintage recycled indie theatre in Manchester's City Centre. Now mother to Manchester Shakespeare Company thriving in Afflecks consortium of bohemia. Working closely with Manchester Shakespeare Co and Square Circle Community Theatre, they bring to you an eclectic menu of exciting and innovative performances in theatre, music, comedy, poetry and film. 3MT has been built on working with new writing and up and coming talent. If we don't find you, Manchester Shakespeare Company certainly will through their Actor Training Centre at 3MT from January 2016. 3MT and MSC work collaboratively to develop interesting work with writers and performers. They're usually out-of-the-box as they say; prompting Frost magazine to hail us as ‘one of the most important small venues in the country.’ Find out more about this magical space by reading Our Story too!
Recent testimonial: I worked with Gina in December 2014 as part of Manchester Shakespeare Company. It quickly became clear that her professional ethics are based on equality, positive encouragement and aiming to provide a helping hand for those who wish to learn, have skills to offer and are prepared to work hard. She is an asset to the Manchester performance scene and consistently works hard to ensure that a supportive and engaging space is provided for the social and cultural development of those working locally in the arts. Follow us on twitter, friend us on facebook. 3MT is what you and all the great people of Manchester make it! We're also the only non-funded theatre in the City. Without you, we'll be lost but we don’t want you to get lost! You’ll find us in the heart of Manchester on the ground floor of Afflecks, from the Oldham Street entrance. Find us using M1 1JG. Enjoy reading the following reviews about our last Manchester Shakespeare Company 12 Nights performance at 3MT.