The Old Sunday School


A new vision for the Old Sunday School

At the announcement of lockdown, the Silk Heritage Trust was embarking on a project that would see the Old Sunday School begin to transform into a creative hub for Macclesfield, with 2000sq ft of space being freed up for use as a place where local people can create and participate in culture.

We had secured funding from Cheshire East’s New Homes Bonus Fund and from the Architectural Heritage Fund to start developing our plans with an exciting programme of public engagement and consultation.

And then we had to close our doors ….

We have just received the very exciting news of a generous award from Arts Council England’s emergency funding will support us in making progress on this transformational project during lockdown.

We hope that it will help lay the foundations for a space that will bring a sense of hope to Macclesfield; go some way to kick start an economic revival in the town.

Macclesfield’s beating Heart 

We have seen over the past few months a new community spirit emerge in our towns and cities. Building on these strong foundations we want the Old Sunday School, a landmark building, to be at the Heart of Macclesfield’s regeneration. We want it to be a space where this can happen.

Over the coming months we’ll be preparing to transform our wonderfully bright, spacious building into a place where communities can create, try something new, work, hold meetings, explore new ideas, hear talks and most important of all – have fun!

We want The Old Sunday School to be at the Heart of a new, even more creative Macclesfield.

We want to find out what you want the building to do, what you want to see happen inside, what you want it to look like and what you’d like to do here. We’ll be starting the conversation in the next couple of weeks on the Macclesfield Museums facebook page – so why not join in?

Once we have all your ideas we’ll start exploring and testing them in the late Summer, early Autumn when you’ll have the opportunity to help us create a programme that achieves everything we’ve all set out to do.

Help us make the The Old Sunday School the beating Heart of Macclesfield’


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Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT


01625 613210

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Cinemac Cinema


With a luxury sofa seating area and bar before selected performances, serving tea, coffee, prosecco, wine, beer and spirits.

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Directions and Parking

Directions and Parking

The Old Sunday School is located on Roe Street SK11 6UT – off the main road into Macclesfield, (Churchill Way).


By Car
Ample car parking is available immediately behind the building in front of Tesco Metro, or Churhill Way Carpark or Duke Street Car Park (with Coach parking).
Please do not park in the Old Sunday School forecourt unless disabled access is required.

By Bus
There is a stop adjacent to the venue in Churchill Way and Macclesfield’s Bus Station is close by.

By Train
Walk up the hill immediately opposite the front of the station (keeping left at the fork), turn left at the main junction with Mill St., and take the first right into Roe St.

Access at The Old Sunday School

Access at The Old Sunday School

The cinema has an induction loop for hearing aids.

Disabled parking after 6.30pm is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please display disability ID in car windows.

If disabled parking is required on a weekday before 6.30pm, please contact the Old Sunday School on 01625 613210 to check availability of forecourt spaces or use the forecourt for dropping-off only.

The auditorium is on the second floor of the Old Sunday School: there is a lift and venue toilets are accessible to wheelchair users.

Access is through the right hand Roe Street entrance.