'53two' is Manchester’s newest, biggest and most versatile arts venue, managed by Manchester Actors’ Platform. Spanning two of Deansgate’s famous tunnels in the former Bauer Millett car showroom, the venue is made up of two separate components; ‘53’ & ‘two’. The venue will be operated primarily as a theatre and cafe, with the space also offering room for exhibitions, gigs, events, celebrations, rehearsals, classes, conferences, banquets, weddings and more.
'53two' will be operated as a charity and once running costs have been met, actors and creatives paid, profit will be held in a 'pot'. At regular intervals, the sum or portions thereof will be donated to upcoming artists, actors and/or musicians as a bursary to train, record or develop their work.