The Dressing Room Cafe Chorlton
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The Dressing Room Cafe is an award winning cafe and arts space based at The Edge Theatre in Chorlton and is also a dedicated catering and restaurant training facility for adults with learning disabilities. Our trainees have the opportunity to learn skills which can be applied in a real working environment and also transferred and applied to other areas of life.

A space to relax with a coffee while you wait for a class, grab a pre-theatre meal, or enjoy a piece of cake while enjoying the surroundings. Based in the heart Chorlton, we hope that The Dressing Room Cafe is an inspiring and tranquil haven. We have a large selection of food options including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. All of our meals are made fresh in the cafe by our Chef Jim.

In October 2018 we won the award for Local Food Hero in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2018. The Observer asked their readers to nominate their local food hero. From entrepreneurs to producers, innovators to activists, they wanted to know about people who had made a difference in the food industry in communities around the UK. We are beyond thrilled that The Dressing Room Chorlton was chosen as the winner by the OFM judges from a voted shortlist. For our project to win an award that, in our eyes, the highest accolade in the food industry, is a huge honour and testament to our wonderful staff, partners and of course trainees.

THE DRESSING ROOM CAFE CHORLTON NORMAL OPENING HOURS

Monday: 9am – 7pm
Tuesday: 9am – 8.30pm
Wednesday:
9am – 8.30pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday:
9am – 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

(plus whenever there is a show on)

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OUR TRAINING PROGRAM

Do you or someone you know have a learning disability? Would you like to learn to work in a cafe in Chorlton?

We have a range of training opportunities available tailored to individuals needs, from short term part time hours to longer placements.

Our trainees develop skills in:

  • Customer Service
  • Working Safely
  • Food Preparation
  • Serving Food & Drinks

All of our trainees are supported by a learning mentor and receive a personal plan with individual goals to make sure we know how to support their learning in the best possible way.

For more information contact emily@edgetheatre.co.uk

Download the flyer: here

The Dressing Room Cafe opened in April 2015 and is based at The Edge Theatre in Chorlton and has gone from strength-to-strength.

With thanks to funding from The Big Lottery Fund and The Oglesby Charitable Trust, The Dressing Room Cafe is also a dedicated catering and restaurant training facility for adults with learning disabilities, providing training is hospitality with opportunities to also get involved in the arts through our other projects at The Edge, including drama and dance.

BECOME A MEMBER

As well as being a wonderful place to get a coffee, The Dressing Room Cafe in Chorlton is also a training facility for adults with learning disabilities. Our trainees have the opportunity to learn skills which can be applied in a real working environment, and also transferred and applied to other areas of life.

We are passionate about what we do.

By becoming a Sip to Support member you will be supporting this vital training. The annual membership on £30 includes 50 pence off every coffee you buy for a year!

Ask your barista about becoming a member or email info@edgetheatre.co.uk

Sip to support the Dressing Room Cafe Chorlton

Breastfeeding-Friendly Manchester

Breast Feeding Friendly Cafe Chorlton

We are delighted to be part of the Breastfeeding-Friendly Manchester Scheme.

The scheme supports breastfeeding mothers across the city – making a real difference. By providing welcoming and supportive environments, venues who are a part of the scheme help to reduce the barriers that can prevent mothers from breastfeeding.

It’s great to see other cafes in Chorlton and across Manchester getting involved in this scheme too.

Here’s a full list of breastfeeding-friendly places in Manchester: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/…/breastfeeding-friendly_man…/6