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Stephen Joseph Studio

Stephen Joseph Studio
Former names German Protestant Church, Greenheys
General information
Architectural style Neo-Gothic
Location Chorlton on Medlock
Construction started 1871 (?)
Completed Prior to 1895[1]
Owner University of Manchester

The Stephen Joseph Studio, also known as the German Protestant Church, Greenheys, is part of the University of Manchester,[2] and is in the old district of Greenheys, Manchester, England. It used to lie on Wright Street (off Ducie Street),[1] a street which no longer exists (redeveloped ca. 1955). It is located at grid reference .[1] It was founded before 1895,[1] probably in 1853.[3] It was mentioned in the Manchester Directory for 1858 with the pastor's name of 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 (N.B. Frangopulo (1962) p. 116 gives a date of 1871, perhaps the date of this building). 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.


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  3. ^ Coates (1991)
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  • 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

External links

  • Evangelische Synode Deutscher Sprache in Großbritannien - Manchester (website of the former owner of the Church)
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