The Old Sunday School

Free to all

The Old Sunday School, once frequented by the children of Macclesfield, is now a multi-use arts venue and cinema.

Built in 1814, the Old Sunday School is now occupied by Cinemac, an independent cinema that screens the latest releases on state of the art digital equipment. Cinema-goers can buy a classic ticket, or book one of Cinemac's luxury two or three seater sofas; there's also an adjoining bar that usually opens 30 minutes before screenings.

History of the school

An exhibition on the ground floor tells the story of the former Sunday school. Funded by the silk industry and the people of Macclesfield, the discipline here was strict and often enforced by the student chosen to be the school beadle, known as The Nobbler.

Basement gallery

Descend into the basement gallery to discover other local spots of historical interest, and look out for regular workshops, children's craft activities, events and community exhibitions on The Old Sunday School's programme.

Visitor information


The Old Sunday School

Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6UT
01625 613210

Free to all

Opening times

Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

Exclusions and safety measures

The Old Sunday School originally built in 1814 is no longer a museum, but now a thriving multi-use venue including an independent Cinema within the centre of Macclesfield.

Visitor information

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