Three Minute Theatre

A theatre and performance arts space based on the ground floor of Afflecks Palace in Manchester’s Northern Quarter – often abbreviated to ‘3MT’.

It is a purpose-build developmental performance space, especially welcoming of new writing for both radio and stage, as well as music and comedy.A number of online radio shows are also created in association with 3MT.

Skills development, creativity and originality are all fundamental values of the venue. The space hosts a number of live literature events on a regular basis. Described as ‘a favourite with the Manchester poets’ , it is also home to both the Manchester Shakespeare Company and Square Circle Theatre.

Events include a range of plays, ‘FLIM NITE’ on the first-Monday of the month, the poetry slam event ‘Word War’, the ‘Stirred’ Feminist Poetry Collective which hosted Joan Armatrading in September 2017 and also in that month the innovative ‘We 4 Poets Music, Comedy and Mayhem’ session.