Our Campuses

ALRA has two main campuses. Both are in historic settings with access to the major cultural centres of London and Manchester.

ALRA North is in Wigan, Greater Manchester, and is based at Trencherfield Mill. This iconic, Grade II listed building was built as a cotton mill and the present building dates from 1907. It stands next to Wigan Pier and had was a well known venue for music and comedy. It was semi derelict until renovations began in 2005 and ALRA took up full time residence in 2012.
ALRA South is in Wandsworth, London, at the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building. The foundation stone was laid by Queen Victoria on 11th July 1857 and since then, this gothic, English Heritage listed building has served as an orphanage, and was the South Western General Hospital during the First World War. ALRA first moved in when the building was semi-derelict in 1981.

ALRA North

ALRA South


ALRA North Hires

ALRA South Hires

Academy of Live and Recorded Arts