Bridgewater Hall

Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 3WS
  • Box office 0844 907 9000
  • General enquiries 0161 950 0000
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  • Website www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk
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Bridgewater Hall

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Bridgewater Hall was built to answer the need for a major music venue in Manchester, the aging Free Trade Hall having been sold to developers, and its bold modernist design has already acquired iconic status. The building rests on thousands of steel springs, insulating it from noise and vibration. The main auditorium seats nearly 2,400 people and is centred around the spectacular Marcussen & Son pipe organ. The Hall hosts classical concerts by UK and international artists, as well as other musical performances. In recognition of its contribution to Manchester city centre, the Hall received a Civic Trust award in 1998.

The nearest railway stations are at Deansgate and Oxford Road, and the nearest Metrolink stations are Deansgate–Castlefield and St Peter's Square.

The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's international concert venue, built to give the best possible space for music. The Hall hosts over 250 performances a year including classical music, rock, pop, jazz and world music. The Bridgewater Hall's magnificent Marcussen pipe organ is a focal point and dominates the 2,400 seat auditorium, completely covering the rear wall with a beautiful blend of wood and burnished metal. It was the largest instrument of its kind to be installed in Britain for almost a century and is the jewel in the crown of one of Europe's finest concert halls.

The Hall is home to three resident orchestras: the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata. The Hall also programmes its own classical music season, the International Concert Series and works with a range of promoters and charity hirers on other programming.

The construction of The Bridgewater Hall was funded in partnership by Manchester City Council and Manchester Development Corporation with assistance from the European Regional Development Fund.

The ongoing operation of the Hall is now the responsibility of an independent charitable trust, Manchester Concert Hall Limited. The Bridgewater Hall is managed by SMG Europe Holdings Limited, one of the world’s largest international venue operators.

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  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 1996

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Sunday 22 October

Barbirolli Room £14 (£12) 0844 907 9000
£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

A performance of three works by Ravel - Rapsodie Espagnole, Bolero Mussorgsky and Pictures At An Exhibition - and Debussy's Rhapsody For Clarinet And Orchestra.

Wednesday 25 October

£11.50 (£10; £7) 0844 907 9000

Saturday 28 October

£13.50–£34 0844 907 9000

Sunday 29 October

£16.50–£40 0844 907 9000

Monday 30 October

£35.75–£52.25 0844 907 9000
£32.50–£47.50 0844 907 9000

Tuesday 31 October

£37–£42.50 0844 907 9000

Wednesday 1 November

Thursday 2 November

£35.75–£82.50 0844 907 9000

Saturday 4 November

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Preview+ 4 November. Composer Sally Beamish talks about the inspiration for her piece 'Piano Concerto No.3, City Stanzas'

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Brett Dean/Beethoven/Sally Beamish/Elgar. Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations Sally Beamish: Piano Concerto no. 3 "City Stanzas" Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 1 in C major Brett Dean: Testament

£10–£38 0844 907 9000

Simone Young conducts Brett Dean's Testament, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1, Sally Beamish's Piano Concerto No 3, 'City Stanzas' and Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations, with pianist Jonathan Biss.

Wednesday 8 November

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Soprano Joanne Lunn joins the popular ensemble for a performance of Mozart's Symphony No 34, Mahler's Symphony No 4, and Mozart's Aria For Soprano, Piano And Orchestra. Conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth.

Thursday 9 November

£9.50 (£8; £5) 0844 907 9000
£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Soprano Joanne Lunn joins the popular ensemble for a performance of Mozart's Symphony No 34, Mahler's Symphony No 4, and Mozart's Aria For Soprano, Piano And Orchestra. Conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth.

Friday 10 November

£23.50–£31.20 0844 907 9000

Saturday 11 November

£29.50–£42.50 0844 907 9000
£16.50–£42.50 0844 907 9000

Pete Harrison conducts John Williams's Star Wars, Superman, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, and E.T., Holst's Mars and Jupiter, plus Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra. And a selection of other space-related film themes.

Sunday 12 November

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Soprano Joanne Lunn joins the popular ensemble for a performance of Mozart's Symphony No 34, Mahler's Symphony No 4, and Mozart's Aria For Soprano, Piano And Orchestra. Conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth.

Monday 13 November

£18–£35 (£5 standby) 0844 907 9000

Tuesday 14 November

£9.50 (£8; £5) 0844 907 9000
£30.30–£41.85 0844 907 9000

Thursday 16 November

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Sir Mark Elder conducts Wagner's Tannhauser: Overture And Venusberg Music, R. Strauss' Don Juan and Verdi's Four Sacred Pieces. With soprano Chanae Curtis.

Friday 17 November

Free 020 7353 7200
£15–£40 (£5 standby) 0844 907 9000

Saturday 18 November

£12 (£10) 0844 907 9000
£14–£43 0844 907 9000

The world-renowned ensemble performs a selection of well-known pop hits including The Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and Singing' in the Rain.

Sunday 19 November

£9.50 (£8; £5) 0844 907 9000
£16.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Tuesday 21 November

£38.88–£41.25 0844 907 9000

Wednesday 22 November

£27.50–£54.45 0844 907 9000

Thursday 23 November

£26.93 0844 907 9000

Friday 24 November

£29.50 (£27) 0844 907 9000

Saturday 25 November

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Preview+ 25 November. Ahead of tonight’s world premiere, Arlene Sierra discusses her 'Nature Symphony'

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Arlene Sierra/Bartók/Dvořák. Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No 8 in G major Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No 1 Arlene Sierra: Nature Symphony

£10–£38 ( £3; Children £3 under 16s) 0844 907 9000

Ludovic Morlot conducts Arlene Sierra's Nature Symphony, Bartok's Piano Concerto No 1 and Dvorak's Symphony No 8, with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet on piano.

Sunday 26 November

£16.50–£36.50 0844 907 9000

Wednesday 29 November

£19–£26 0844 907 9000

Thursday 30 November

£21.45–£43.45 0844 907 9000

Friday 1 December

£29.50–£65 0844 907 9000

Saturday 2 December

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

John Butt conducts the ensemble as the perform Handel's rousing Messiah.

Sunday 3 December

£24.75–£44.75 0844 907 9000

Monday 4 December

Tuesday 5 December

Wednesday 6 December

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

The ensemble, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, performs Respighi's The Fountains Of Rome, Rossini's Overture: William Tell and Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2.

Thursday 7 December

£9.50 (£8; £5) 0844 907 9000
£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

The ensemble, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, performs Respighi's The Fountains Of Rome, Rossini's Overture: William Tell and Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2.

Friday 8 December

£20 (Children £10; £60) 0844 907 9000

Saturday 9 December

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Rodion Shchedrin/Shostakovich. Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Symphony No 15 in A major Rodion Shchedrin: Dialogues with Shostakovich

£10–£38 (Children £3 under 16s; £3) 0844 907 9000

Juanjo Mena conducts Rodion Shchedrin's Dialogues With Shostakovich, plus Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 1 and Symphony No 15, with violinist Renaud Capucon.

Sunday 10 December

£25 (Children £16; £64) 0844 907 9000

Alasdair Malloy conducts a seasonal performance as the group perform Christmas classics.

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

The ensemble, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, performs Respighi's The Fountains Of Rome, Rossini's Overture: William Tell and Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2.

Monday 11 December

£15–£40 (£5 standby) 0844 907 9000

Tuesday 12 December

Wednesday 13 December

£20–£25 0844 907 9000

Thursday 14 December

£52.63–£69.60 0844 907 9000

Friday 15 December

£15–£43 0844 907 9000

Violinist and conductor Henning Kraggerud joins the ensemble for a performance of Pachelbel's Canon, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and other works.

Saturday 16 December

£15–£43 0844 907 9000
£10 (£7.50; Children £3 under 5s; £3) 0844 907 9000

Sunday 17 December

£15–£43 0844 907 9000
£15–£43 0844 907 9000

Monday 18 December

£15–£33 0844 907 9000

Tuesday 19 December

£9.50 (£8; £5) 0844 907 9000
£44.63–£50.38 0844 907 9000

Wednesday 20 December

£44.63–£52.75 0844 907 9000

Thursday 21 December

£15–£43 0844 907 9000

The Halle Youth Training Choir are joined by vocalist Gary Williams for a performance of Jingle Bells, When A Child Is Born, and other Christmas classics.

Sunday 24 December

£43.13–£47.50 0844 907 9000

Thursday 28 December

£16.50–£40 0844 907 9000

Anthony Inglis conducts a selection of the film music composed by John Williams.

Friday 29 December

£15–£43 0844 907 9000

The resident ensemble present a lively interpretation of classic pop songs which were the soundtrack to James Bond films.

Saturday 30 December

£15–£43 0844 907 9000

Stephen Bell leads the ensemble as they perform well-known songs from hit West End musicals such as Chicago, Cats and Les Miserables.

Sunday 31 December

£35–£55 0844 907 9000

Friday 5 January 2018

£18–£27 0844 907 9000

Saturday 6 January 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Stephen Bell conducts the ensemble, featuring soprano Jennifer France, as they perform works by Strauss including Die Fledermaus: Overture.

Sunday 7 January 2018

£34.90–£38.88 0844 907 9000

Friday 12 January 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Smetana/Saint-Saëns/Berlioz/Janáček. Leos Janáček: Sinfonietta Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens: Acte IV, no. 29. Chasse royale et orage - Pantomime Camille Saint‐Saëns: Piano Concerto No 4 in C minor, Rapsodie d'Auvergne for Piano and Orchestra in C major, op. 73 Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride

Thursday 18 January 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and bassist James Platt join the ensemble and conductor Sir Mark Elder for a performance of three works by Shostakovich.

Friday 19 January 2018

Free 01603 663094
£24.50–£42.50 0844 907 9000

Wednesday 24 January 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Conductor Cristian Macelaru and cellist Andrei Ionita join the ensemble for a performance of Vaughan Williams's Overture to The Wasps, Elgar's Cello Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No 3 'Eroica'.

Thursday 25 January 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Conductor Cristian Macelaru and cellist Andrei Ionita join the ensemble for a performance of Vaughan Williams's Overture to The Wasps, Elgar's Cello Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No 3 'Eroica'.

Friday 26 January 2018

£24.50–£27.50 0844 907 9000

Saturday 27 January 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Elgar/Rachmaninov/Sibelius. Jean Sibelius: Symphony No 1 in E minor Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor Edward Elgar: Overture 'Cockaigne (In London Town)'

Sunday 28 January 2018

£12 (£9.50; Children £5; £5) 0844 907 9000
£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Conductor Cristian Macelaru and cellist Andrei Ionita join the ensemble for a performance of Vaughan Williams's Overture to The Wasps, Elgar's Cello Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No 3 'Eroica'.

Saturday 3 February 2018

£14–£43 0844 907 9000

Thursday 8 February 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Saturday 10 February 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Preview + 10 February. Free pre-concert conversations and events

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Schuller/Ives/Gershwin/George Walker/Antheil. George Antheil: Symphony No 6 George Walker: Lilacs George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (original version with jazz band, arr. Grofé) Charles Ives: Central Park in the Dark Gunther Schuller: Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee

Wednesday 14 February 2018

£14–£43 0844 907 9000

A romantic programme of classical works conducted by Stephen Bell and featuring soprano Sarah Fox and tenor Noah Stewart.

Thursday 15 February 2018

£18.50–£27.50 0844 907 9000
£18.50 0844 907 9000

Saturday 17 February 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Simon Holt/Mahler. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 7 in E minor Simon Holt: A table of noises

Sunday 18 February 2018

£25–£35 0844 907 9000

Wednesday 21 February 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Pianist Sunwook Kim and conductor Karina Canellakis join the ensemble for a performance of Mendelssohn's Overture to Calm Sea And Prosperous Voyage, Beethoven's Symphony No 4, and Brahms' Piano Concerto No 1.

Thursday 22 February 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Pianist Sunwook Kim and conductor Karina Canellakis join the ensemble for a performance of Mendelssohn's Overture to Calm Sea And Prosperous Voyage, Beethoven's Symphony No 4, and Brahms' Piano Concerto No 1.

Saturday 24 February 2018

£40.50–£46 0844 907 9000
£18.50–£48 0844 907 9000

Sunday 25 February 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Pianist Sunwook Kim and conductor Karina Canellakis join the ensemble for a performance of Mendelssohn's Overture to Calm Sea And Prosperous Voyage, Beethoven's Symphony No 4, and Brahms' Piano Concerto No 1.

Thursday 1 March 2018

£35.75–£43.50 0844 907 9000

Saturday 3 March 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Anna Clyne/Mozart/Mahler. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K 466 Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour

Saturday 10 March 2018

£14–£43 0844 907 9000

Sunday 11 March 2018

prices vary 0844 907 9000

Monday 12 March 2018

£30.25–£41.25 0844 907 9000

Thursday 15 March 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Sir Mark Elder conducts the ensemble and guest pianist Charles Owen in a performance of Bach's Piano Concerto In D Minor, Mendelssohn's Psalm 114 and Shostakovich's Symphony No 8.

Friday 16 March 2018

£29.50–£39.50 0844 907 9000

Saturday 17 March 2018

£46.75–£60.50 0844 907 9000

Wednesday 21 March 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

The Halle's Assistant Conductor, Jonathon Heyward, directs Weber's Oberon Overture and works by Beethoven and Saint-Saens.

Thursday 22 March 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

The Halle's Assistant Conductor, Jonathon Heyward, directs Weber's Oberon Overture and works by Beethoven and Saint-Saens.

Friday 23 March 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000
£54 0844 907 9000

Saturday 24 March 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Copland/Korngold/Vaughan Williams. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D major Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring – suite

Sunday 25 March 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

The Halle's Assistant Conductor, Jonathon Heyward, directs Weber's Oberon Overture and works by Beethoven and Saint-Saens.

Saturday 31 March 2018

£27.50–£49.50 0844 907 9000

Sunday 1 April 2018

£27.50–£49.50 0844 907 9000

Monday 2 April 2018

£50–£65 0844 907 9000

Thursday 5 April 2018

£29.50–£65 0844 907 9000

Saturday 7 April 2018

£14–£43 0844 907 9000

Thursday 12 April 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3, Ravel's Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales and John Adams' Harmonium. Conducted by Nicolas Collon.

Saturday 14 April 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Tchaikovsky/ Shostakovich/ Ginastera. Alberto Ginastera: Panambí, Op. 1 Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 2 in G major Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Voyevoda

Wednesday 18 April 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Thursday 19 April 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Friday 20 April 2018

Free 01603 663094
£41.75–£53.25 0844 907 9000

Saturday 21 April 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Strauss/Mark Simpson/Shostakovich. Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No 1 in F minor Mark Simpson: Cello Concerto Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

Sunday 22 April 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Saturday 28 April 2018

£14–£43 0844 907 9000

The ensemble offer a programme of instrumental works from classic films including Jaws, Psycho, Indiana Jones and The Dark Knight.

Sunday 6 May 2018

£36.85–£41.25 0844 907 9000

Monday 7 May 2018

£37.50 0844 907 9000
£37.50–£42.50 0844 907 9000

Thursday 10 May 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the ensemble as they perform his own work Clocks from A Winter's Tale, plus Beethoven's Violin Concerto In D and Sibelius's Symphony No 7. Violinist Henning Kraggerud features.

Saturday 12 May 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Wagner/Wolfgang Rihm/Weber/Beethoven. Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major Carl Maria von Weber: Invitation to the Dance (orch. Hector Berlioz) Wolfgang Rihm: Horn Concerto Richard Wagner: Rienzi – Overture

Sunday 13 May 2018

£28.80–£49 0844 907 9000
£28.80–£49 0844 907 9000

Thursday 17 May 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Sir Mark Elder conducts Schubert's Symphony No 8 'Unfinished', Mozart's Piano Concerto No 18, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3 'Scottish'. The performance features pianist Hong Xu.

Saturday 19 May 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Szymanowski/Tchaikovsky. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Karol Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1

Sunday 20 May 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Sir Mark Elder conducts Schubert's Symphony No 8 'Unfinished', Mozart's Piano Concerto No 18, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3 'Scottish'. The performance features pianist Hong Xu.

Wednesday 23 May 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Sir Mark Elder conducts Schubert's Symphony No 8 'Unfinished', Mozart's Piano Concerto No 18, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3 'Scottish'. The performance features pianist Hong Xu.

Saturday 2 June 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Sir Mark Elder, the Halle and a cast of singers perform Wagner's Siegfried Act I and Act II.

Sunday 3 June 2018

£13.50–£42 0844 907 9000

Singer Simon O'Neill takes the role of Siegfried as the ensemble, conducted by Sir Mark Elder, perform Wagner's Siegfried Act III.

Saturday 9 June 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Albéniz/Falla. Manuel de Falla: La vida breve Isaac Albéniz: The Magic Opal: Overture, Rapsodia española, op. 70

Sunday 10 June 2018

Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Saturday 1 September 2018

£30.76 0844 907 9000
Prices to be confirmed 0844 907 9000

Friday 12 October 2018

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