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Our History

On 1 April 2012, our founding organisations, Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company, merged to create the Greater Manchester Arts Centre Ltd (GMAC), a registered charity that is a company limited by guarantee. The merger was the first step in the creation of HOME, an international centre for contemporary visual art, film and theatre. Today, HOME and Cornerhouse Publications remain as trading names of GMAC.

In Spring 2015 we moved out of the Cornerhouse building to our new purpose-built venue at First Street. Building on the heritage of Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company, HOME produces the best in contemporary theatre, visual art and film, engagement and creative learning, creative industries, and digital innovation.

GMAC is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation that is managed by a board of trustees, currently chaired by Jonty Claypole, Director of Arts at the BBC.