The Bridgewater Hall
The Bridgewater Hall is where Manchester gets serious about music. The international concert venue was built in the 1990s and its huge concrete structure was engineered to ensure the acoustics are as close to perfect as possible in a coming together of form and function.
After all, sound quality is an important consideration when you are the home of Manchester’s famous Hallé orchestra. The Bridgewater Hall also hosts the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata regularly.
From rock and pop, to jazz and world music, you’ll find performances of all kinds but The Bridgewater Hall is best known for its classical music performances; it programmes its own classical season, the International Concert Series.
The auditorium seats nearly 2400 people but clever design and tiered seating means it feels like a surprisingly warm and intimate space, a place where you are never too far from the music.
As well as concerts, there are popular music workshops for pre-schoolers and tours of the building – including organ tours where you can learn about the impressive Marcussen pipe organ which covers the rear wall in a striking display of wood and burnished metal.
Details like these are what come together to make The Bridgewater Hall one of Europe’s most respected concert venues.