Play together at the Arts Centre

two children playing trumpet together

​​MAPAS Arts Centre Spring Term 2018 Dates

Open: Monday 8 January

Half Term: Monday 19 February - Friday 23 February (Arts Centre closed)

Concert Week: Monday 12 March - Friday 16 March (no Arts Centre group rehearsals or individual lessons)

Please note there will be rehearsals and lessons as normal week beginning 19 March

Close: Thursday 29 March (no group rehearsals on Monday 26/Wednesday 28 March, individual lessons only)

Arts Centre will re-open on Monday 16 April

Arts Centre

The Arts Centre provides opportunities for children and adults from all areas of Salford to participate in a wide variety of ensembles, including bands, orchestras, choirs and theatre study groups of various standards. The groups perform regularly at venues such as The Lowry  at Salford Quays and The Bridgewater Hall .

The more senior groups get the opportunity to go on tours abroad and the junior groups attend residential weekends in order to work on set projects and to interact with the other performers from around the city.

How do I get involved?

On a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening during school term time, we hold a variety of sessions at the Arts Centre at Moorside High School. The different activities held at this venue give young performers plenty of opportunities to show off their talents. We also offer rehearsals at Irlam & Cadishead Leisure Centre and All Hallows RC High School on a Tuesday - please call our office for more details.

Members can attend as many groups as they wish, providing they reach the required entry standard. We also provide music theory classes that are held once a week along with aural classes to help with exams (there may be additional charges for these sessions - please call our office for more details).

We have a variety of membership packages and you can pay upfront for the year or for the term, with an option for child membership to be paid each half term:

  • Adults - £80 per year or £30 per term
  • Children - £60 per year or £25 per term or £15 per half term

From as little as £2 per week, we offer a whole spectrum of new opportunities for the performer, offering sound advice from a talented and highly qualified team of staff. Membership is completely free of charge if your child is eligible for Free School Meals.

For further information or to become a member, please contact the MAPAS office on 0161 778 0256 or by email at

What's on

Check out the programmes to find out more about the groups and activities: