Stephen Joseph Studio

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Stephen Joseph Studio
Stephen Joseph Studio 4.jpg
Former namesGerman Protestant Church, Greenheys
General information
Architectural styleNeo-Gothic
LocationChorlton on Medlock
Coordinates53°27′49.46″N 2°14′3.73″W / 53.4637389°N 2.2343694°W / 53.4637389; -2.2343694Coordinates: 53°27′49.46″N 2°14′3.73″W / 53.4637389°N 2.2343694°W / 53.4637389; -2.2343694
Construction started1871 (?)
CompletedPrior to 1895[1]
OwnerUniversity of Manchester

The Stephen Joseph Studio is a former German Protestant Church, now part of the University of Manchester,[2] in Greenheys, Manchester, England. It used to lie on Wright Street (off Ducie Street),[1] a street which no longer exists (grid reference SJ845963).[1] It was mentioned in the Manchester Directory for 1858, with the pastor's name H. E. Marotsky (Hermann Eduard Marotsky); it should not be confused with the German Church in John Dalton Street, established by Joseph Steinthal in 1854.[3] It was first occupied by the university in 1949 and had various uses before its use by the Department of Drama.[4]

The main entrance lies on the west side of the building, with a side entrance on the north. The east side features a rose window. The building houses seven lecture rooms, with space for up to 179 students.[5] It is named after Stephen Joseph, the pioneer of theatre in the round. Since the late 1970s the Mansfield Cooper Building has stood to the south-west.


  1. ^ a b c "Wright St German Protestant, Greenheys". Genuki. Retrieved 25 April 2009.
  2. ^ "University of Manchester, Directorate of Estates, Building list". Archived from the original on 9 March 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2008.
  3. ^ Frangopulo (1962) p. 116 gives a date of 1871, perhaps the date of this building
  4. ^ Hartwell (2001). Manchester. p. 119. ISBN 0-300-09666-6.
  5. ^ University of Manchester — Directorate of Estates. "Catalogue of Central Teaching and Meeting Rooms — Stephen Joseph". Archived from the original on 29 March 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2008.
  • Coates, Su (=S. D. F. Thomas) (1991) "Manchester's German Gentlemen ... 1840-1920" in: Manchester Region History Review, vol. 5, no. 2, 1991/2; pp. 24
  • Williams, Bill (1976) The Making of Manchester Jewry, 1740-1875. Manchester: U. P. ISBN 0-8419-0252-6; p. 334

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