Bridgewater Hall

Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 3WS
  • Box office 0844 907 9000
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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

Events at this venue

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Agnes Obel

Danish singer/pianist with a classical background.

Tue 31 Mar 2020

£27.90 / 0844 907 9000

Anton and Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies

The ballroom pair perform choreography from silver screen classics.

Sun 9 Feb 2020

£48.88–£55.13 / 0844 907 9000

The Armed Man - Karl Jenkins

The choir, in its 10th year will be joined once again by The Chorlton Festival Orchestra, drawn from local musicians who come together each year, especially for this event. The centrepiece of the evening will be a performance in the full orchestral setting, of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace. This piece…

Fri 19 Jun 2020

£36.50–£43.50 / 0844 907 9000

Assassin’s Creed Symphony

Senbla presents Assassin's Creed 26th April 2020 | 7:30pm start The innovative and immersive new take on the music of the Assassin’s Creed saga will be presented in a live music setting with new takes on the best tracks in the franchise which has broken new ground in music for video games, made by beloved composers…

Fri 24 Apr 2020

£32.50–£70.50 / 0844 907 9000

Australian and New Zealand University Open Day

Want to head Down Under to do your learning? Now's the chance to learn a bit more about what it'd be like and the requirements to get yourself there. Register to attend using the website.

Fri 15 Nov

Free / 020 7353 7200

Booking is essential.

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Directed by: Yutaka Sado (cond)
  • Written by: Dvorak

The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra was formed in 1922 as the 2ZY Orchestra before becoming absorbed into the BBC in 1934 as the BBC Northern Orchestra. It voted to take its present name in 1982, having become a nationwide ensemble. It has a strong reputation for performing contemporary works. The present chief conductor is…

Thu 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

Jeffrey Mumford/Mendelssohn/Mahler. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor Jeffrey Mumford: Within Diffuse Echoes

Sat 2 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

Stravinsky/Philip Grange/Tchaikovsky. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1 in G minor, 'Winter Daydreams' Philip Grange: Violin Concerto Igor Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale

Sat 9 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

Wagner/Bruckner. Anton Bruckner: Symphony No 5 in B flat major Richard Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder

…and 15 more dates until 13 Jun 2020

Beth Hart

Bluesy singer from LA who has worked with Joe Bonamassa.

Mon 17 Feb 2020

£46.30–£51.90 / 0844 907 9000

Big Band Broadway, Martin Kemp

Martin and Shirlie Kemp are joined by legendary Broadway music-man Larry Blank, the London Concert Orchestra and sensational vocalists Rachel Tucker and Matt Ford as they guide you through an exciting concert of music from the searing rhythms of* Sweet Charity and *Cabaret to the blistering brass of West Side Story … It’s…

Sun 23 Feb 2020

£43–£48 / 0844 907 9000

Fri 27 Mar 2020

£27.50–£65 / 0844 907 9000

The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Fri 13 Dec

£38.75 / 0844 907 9000

Calexico and Iron & Wine

The ninth studio album from Calexico, The Thread That Keeps Us is a timely snapshot of the Arizona-bred band: a family portrait capturing their stylistic variety and unpredictability while still findingsolace in limitless creativity. In bringing the album to life, vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummerJohn Convertino…

Wed 20 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

Charles Esten

American singer, actor and comedian, best known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on CMT's Nashville.

Sat 19 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

With The Adelaides.

Christmas Carol Singalong

  • Directed by: Jonathan Cohen (cond)

A mixed program of festive favourites to classic carols.

Tue 24 Dec

£42.63–£49.38 / 0844 907 9000

Christmas Family Concert

Ruthy the Red-Nosed Reindeer needs your help! She’s on a Christmas quest to join the Sleigh Team in time for Santa’s biggest day. Join the Ho Ho Hallé as they take flight on a classical music adventure, featuring many season favourites. Remember to bring your best festive singing voices and prancing, dancing feet. Ruthy…

Sun 15 Dec

£17.50–£27.50 / 0844 907 9000

Christmas Spectacular

Soprano Claire Rutter, tenor Peter Auty, The Jingle Belle Dancers and ballet principals Ekaterina Bulgutova and Yuri Kudriavtsev join the orchestra for a feast of Christmas fun including Anderson's Sleigh Ride, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite, Winter from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Dukas's Sorcerer's Apprentice as…

Wed 18 Dec

£43.63–£51.75 / 0844 907 9000

Dick and Angel Strawbridge

Dick & Angel Strawbridge, the stars of Escape to the Chateau, embark on their first ever tour.

Fri 28 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

Four Seasons By Candlelight

The Four Seasons has become one of the most celebrated pieces of classical music ever written and remains as popular today as when it was first performed.  The verve and virtuosity of the 18th century  is brought to life in this enchanting concert  staged in an  elegant candle-lit style setting with an evocative…

Sun 1 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

George ? A celebration of the songs and music of George Michael

*George - *A celebration of the songs and music of George Michael featuring Rob Lamberti and The National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Described as ‘Nothing short of perfection ‘by West End Wilma, George honours the music of George Michael, the vocalist of a generation, re-living a pantheon of hits like no other…

Tue 12 May 2020

£38.50–£42.50 / 0844 907 9000

George Benson

Superstar guitarist and soulful crooner makes a welcome return.

Sun 21 Jun 2020

£67.60–£78.60 / 0844 907 9000

George featuring Rob Lamberti and The National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

George A celebration of the songs and music of GEORGE MICHAEL featuring ROB LAMBERTI & The National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Described as ‘Nothing short of perfection‘ by West End Wilma, George honours the music of George Michael, the vocalist of a generation, re-living a pantheon of hits like no…

Tue 12 May 2020

£46.10–£50.48 / 0844 907 9000

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra present a repertoire of swing and jazz band tunes.

Sun 12 Jan 2020

£34.40–£38.38 / 0844 907 9000


The much-loved sixties high-school romance comes to the stage via its acclaimed run at Leicester Curve. Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster. Starring Peter Andre as Teen Angel.

Fri 7 Feb 2020

£36.60–£70.40 / 0844 907 9000

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

The Greatest Show Tunes

Celebrate the best of West End and movie musicals with this show-stopping concert packed full of the greatest show tunes. Expect a high energy, musical theatre extravaganza that will leave you on the edge of your seat! Performed live on stage with our star cast direct from the West End and the sensational London…

Fri 27 Dec

£43.63–£51.75 / 0844 907 9000

Tue 12 Nov

£23.50–£40 / 0844 907 9000

In Conversation with The Sopranos

Learn more about the TV show hit The Sopranos at this event, which brings together former cast members for a talk and Q&A.

Mon 18 May 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

Ira Glass

Ira Glass, the creator, producer and host of This American Life and one of the foremost storytellers of our time, pulls back the curtain on the creative process. What inspires him to create? What drives his passion? How have failures and successes informed his decisions? Using audio clips, music, and video, Glass…

Sun 17 May 2020

£41.75 / 0844 907 9000

Jack Savoretti

Scruffy, half-English, half-Italian, London-based singer-songwriter with an indie folk style.

Tue 19 Nov

£29–£40 / 0844 907 9000

Jamie Cullum

World-famous singer-songwriter and BBC Radio 2 presenter Jamie Cullum will headline next year’s jazz festival at Sage Gateshead on Friday 20 March, 2020. Jamie Cullum releases his eighth studio album Taller on 7 June, written and recorded at home and at the studio of his long-time friend and collaborator Troy Miller…

Wed 25 Mar 2020

£40–£110.40 / 0844 907 9000

John Barrowman

The housewives' choice returns with a Christmas album.

Mon 2 Dec

£25–£195 / 0844 907 9000

John Prine

The American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Illinois presents his Grammy Award-winning brand of folk and country.

Sat 22 Feb 2020

£38.88–£53.25 / 0844 907 9000

Jon Hopkins

Electronica and ambient music performer.

Fri 13 Mar 2020

£35.10 / 0844 907 9000

Karen Hauer & Gorka Marquez: Firedance

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer join forces for a latin inspired dance show.

Sun 8 Mar 2020

£39.85–£52.85 / 0844 907 9000

Kidz Bop World Tour

Leading music band for kids return with a brand new world tour.

Fri 17 Apr 2020

£27.45–£36.10 / 0844 907 9000

King Creosote

Eclectic indie folk musician, plaintive troubadour and founder of the esteemed Fence Records.

Mon 16 Mar 2020

£29.10–£37.35 / 0844 907 9000

Licence to Thrill: The Music of Bond

The London Concert Orchestra, under the baton of John Rigby, perform the famous anthems of 007.

Fri 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

Lighthouse Family

British pop duo made up of vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and keyboardist Paul Tucker.

Mon 18 Nov

£29.68–£54.88 (Family £110.50) / 0844 907 9000

Live Nation presents: Clannad

On Sale 13th September 2019 Live Nation presents Clannad Having sold 15 million records worldwide and with eight Top 10 U.K. albums to their name, multi-award winning Clannad today announce their ‘In a Lifetime’ The Farewell World Tour. The multi-award winning Clannad have without doubt done more than any other…

Sat 14 Mar 2020

£30–£60 / 0844 907 9000

Love Actually

Watch Love Actually on the big screen with a full orchestra performing the score live.

Wed 27 Nov

£29.50–£65 / 0844 907 9000

Love Actually: Live in Concert

Screening of the perennial festive favourite, with a live orchestra providing the soundtrack.

Wed 27 Nov

£54.46–£70.40 / 0844 907 9000


The 80s prog rockers, now fronted by Steve Hogarth.

Mon 4 Nov

£44.63–£50.38 / 0844 907 9000

The Music of Judy

Follow the yellow brick road to the red carpet for a show-stopping concert featuring music sung by Hollywood movie icon Judy Garland. This dazzling tribute includes sensational live vocals and toe-tapping choreography accompanied by the big band sound of the London Concert Orchestra. Our fabulous host, Good Morning…

Sat 23 May 2020

£43.73–£52.85 / 0844 907 9000

The Musical Box

A reproduction of classic Genesis concerts featuring all the hits alongside replica props and visuals.

Sun 2 Feb 2020

£29–£54.30 / 0844 907 9000

Nathan Carter

Irish charmer Nathan Carter and his band play an easy listening mix of Irish, country and popular songs.

Fri 14 Feb 2020

£32.50–£37.25 / 0844 907 9000

Now That's What I Call Christmas

The biggest selling festive album of all time – LIVE ON STAGE! All your favourites wrapped up in one great show. Get ready to celebrate with a feast of massive seasonal hits. Sing along to iconic Christmas classics and be part of the ultimate festive party! A FABULOUS GIFT OF A SHOW FEATURING – • All I Want…

Tue 17 Dec

£43.63–£51.75 / 0844 907 9000

NOW That’s What I Call the 80s

NOW That’s What I Call Music is the biggest selling compilation brand in the UK. For the very first time, sing, dance and party along to all your favourite hits in a live concert celebration of the ultimate iconic 80s album!  Chart topping songs include:  AFRICA TAKE ON ME RED RED WINE UPTOWN GIRL…

Sun 17 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

Paul Carrack

The voice behind hits such as Ace's 'How Long', Squeeze's 'Tempted' and Mike and the Mechanics' 'The Living Years'.

Fri 21 Feb 2020

£39.45–£44.95 / 0844 907 9000

Remembering The Oscars

Aljaz and Janette will be returning with their brand new show Remembering The Oscars. Get ready to celebrate the Oscar-winning songs in this exhilarating new dance spectacular with Strictly’s favourite couple. Whether you are Wishing On A Star, Swinging On A Star or merely dancing in the City of Stars, this incredible…

Tue 14 Apr 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Messiah

Brian Wright conducts the orchestra and chorus for a performance of Handel's choral masterpiece.

Fri 10 Apr 2020

£38.48–£47.10 / 0844 907 9000

Russell Watson

The world-famous tenor, originally from Salford in Lancashire, who has won four Brit Classical Awards and is still the only artist to top the UK and US classical charts at the same time, performs songs from his True Stories album interspersed with a selection of greatest hits.

Sun 8 Dec

£50.38–£64.75 / 0844 907 9000

Fri 23 Oct 2020

£48.64–£63.20 / 0844 907 9000

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Russian State Ballet

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

Sun 5 Jan 2020

£41.75–£52.75 / 0844 907 9000

Mon 6 Jan 2020

£41.75–£52.75 / 0844 907 9000

Shakespears Sister

Shakespears Sister is Siobhan Fahey's band, first rocketing into global consciousness in 1989 with the release of debut album Sacred Heart and its massive hit single You're History both hitting the UK top 10. Returning in 1991 as a duo with Marcella Detroit, Shakespears Sister soon set the world ablaze again with the…

Mon 11 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

With Delena.

Mon 11 May 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

Simply Sinatra

A sensational afternoon of music, song and dance celebrating Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Matt Ford & Victoria Hamilton-Barritt are joined by a fabulous 27-piece show band and ballroom champions Chris & Emma Burrell to perform all of your favourite Sinatra hits. Come Fly With Me The Lady Is A Tramp The Way You…

Thu 26 Dec

£42.63–£49.38 / 0844 907 9000

Sir Cliff Richard

Pop/rock legend from the UK.

Tue 6 Oct 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

The Snowman

  • 1982
  • UK
  • 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T Murakami
  • Written by: Raymond Briggs

Mute loner abducts small boy before disappearing forever in this classic animation based on Raymond Briggs' children's book.

Fri 20 Dec

£17.50–£27.50 / 0844 907 9000

Space Spectacular

A voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond.

Sat 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

Spectacular Classics

Following sold out shows in 2017, Spectacular Classics is back! Enjoy classics including Nessun Dorma, Rule, Britannia!, Land of Hope and Glory, plus an explosive 1812 Overture complete with cannon effects and indoor firework finale. Please note that David Butt Philip replaces Nicky Spence as tenor for Spectacular…

Sat 25 Apr 2020

£38.10–£45.10 / 0844 907 9000

Spectacular Classics: Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Orff, Ravel, Handel, Bizet, Rossini, Williams, Prokofiev

  • Directed by: John Pryce-Jones (cond)
  • Written by: Sibelius

Benjamin Pope and RSNO play classical favourites, including Tchaikovsky's '1812' Overture. With lasers, for extra spectacularness.

Sat 25 Apr 2020

£43.73–£51.85 / 0844 907 9000

Steve Hackett

The one-time Genesis guitarist revisits his time in the band with new versions of songs he co-wrote from the period 1971–1977.

Tue 26 Nov

£47 / 0844 907 9000

Van De Graaf Generator

Van der Graaf Generator 2020 are Peter Hammill (vox, gtr, kbd), Hugh Banton (organ, bass) & Guy Evans (drums, percussion), the three surviving members of the original group formed in 1968.

Mon 4 May 2020

£44.73 / 0844 907 9000

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Cabaret as Australian actor/singer/songwriter Ruth Katerelos takes the audience on a musical journey through various states of love with Monique Kenny on guitar.

Thu 17 Sep 2020

£25–£36.50 / 0844 907 9000


YES, one of the most innovative of all prog-rock bands, and true legends of the genre, have announced a 8-date UK tour for May and June of 2020. The show will comprise two sets by the band with full production and a high definition video wall. The first will feature favourite classic tracks from YES’ extensive…

Wed 3 Jun 2020

£45–£85 / 0844 907 9000

Zimmer versus Williams

It's a composer-off, with the film scores of John Williams and Hans Zimmer played live, conducted by John Rigby.

Sat 28 Dec

£43.63–£51.75 / 0844 907 9000


Multi-million-selling Italian singer-songwriter.

Sun 7 Jun 2020

£40 / 0844 907 9000

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