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How to reach ALRA North Facilities

How to reach ALRA North Facilities

ALRA North - The drama school in the heartbeat of the Northwest

ALRA North is our new centre located at The Annexe, Trencherfield Mill, Wigan, Lancashire. 

Location

 

ALRA North is five minutes from the main high street - Standishgate - with its shops, bars, clubs and the Grand Arcade, a new shopping centre carrying all the major brands. Wigan Wallgate and Wigan North Western Stations is a 15 minute walk away.

The award-winning Bolton Octagon Theatre is 20 minutes away by train, Manchester and Liverpool 50 minutes; both are centres of theatrical excellence, with the Royal Exchange, Contact, the Everyman and the Liverpool Playhouse all producing their own work. Other Liverpool and Manchester theatres showcase the best large-scale touring and musical theatre.

There is strong national drama output from BBC Radio Manchester and Granada TV studios. Increasingly, agents and casting directors are choosing to base themselves in Manchester and the surrounding area.

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Living

Students from the local area often choose to commute, others live together in shared houses which can be found within walking distance and are readily available.

You can expect to pay around £60 a week, excluding bills, for a room in a shared house in Wigan. A major part of the reasoning behind ALRA North was that the cost of living is much less than in London. This brings down ALRA’s overheads and this is reflected in the lower fees we offer ALRA North students.

Visitor Accommodation

The Oak Hotel www.wigan-oak-hotel-wigan.com is just across the road from ALRA North, and if you mention ALRA at the time of booking they will offer you a preferential rate.

Wwigan Aak Hotel Focus Hotels

We are also linked with the Bellingham Hotel, Wigan for all B&B requirements.  For more details please view their website : www.bellingham-hotel.co.uk

Bellingham Hotel

Access

The ALRA North has excellent access for people with disabilities and we welcome applications from those with access needs. The Theatre, Cafe, TV and Radio facilities are all on the ground floor, as are accessible toilets and showers.

 

ALRA North - Wigan

The Mill at the Pier

ALRA North (The Mill at the Pier, Trencherfield Mill) is our brand new centre located in Wigan, Lancashire. 

http://www.millatthepier.co.uk 

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Location

 

Mill at the Pier
Trencherfield Mill
Heritage Way
Wigan
WN3 4BF

(Entrance by Domino's Pizza)

ALRA North is five minutes from the main train stations (Wigan North Western and Wallgate) - with its shops, bars, clubs and the Grand Arcade, a new shopping centre carrying all the major brands.  Based in the historic surroundings of Trencherfield Mill, Wigan.

The award-winning Bolton Octagon Theatre is 20 minutes away by train, Manchester and Liverpool 50 minutes; both are centres of theatrical excellence, with the Royal Exchange, Contact, the Everyman and the Liverpool Playhouse all producing their own work. Other Liverpool and Manchester theatres showcase the best large-scale touring and musical theatre.

There is strong national drama output from BBC Radio Manchester and Granada TV studios. Increasingly, agents and casting directors are choosing to base themselves in Manchester and the surrounding area.

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