Bridgewater Hall

Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 3WS
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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.

Mon 7 Sep

£27.90 / 0844 907 9000

Mon 6 Sep 2021

£27.90 / 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

£43.73–£51.85 / 0844 907 9000

Sun 18 Oct

£43.73–£51.85 / 0844 907 9000

Beethoven - Missa solemnis

The safety of our staff and our audiences is something we take very seriously. In light of the Government’s recent advice on COVID-19 and in consultation with our venue partners, the BBC has decided to suspend all activity from the BBC Orchestras and Choirs, with immediate effect.

Sat 13 Jun

Cancelled / 0844 907 9000

BBC Philharmonic 2019-20 Season.

Billy Ocean

Eighties soul balladeer who incited imaginary love interests everywhere to 'Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car'.

Fri 13 Nov

£29.26–£99.66 / 0844 907 9000

Sat 12 Sep

£27.50–£65 / 0844 907 9000

The Bootleg Beatles

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

Tue 15 Dec

£38.85 / 0844 907 9000

Brian Wilson

The former leader of the Beach Boys is one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century and has recovered from severe mental health troubles to bring his music back to the public. You can hear the greatest hits from his solo works, alongside fan favourites from his career with the band.

Wed 10 Jun

£50.28–£92.23 / 0844 907 9000

Tue 29 Jun 2021

£50.28–£92.23 / 0844 907 9000

Cancelled: Sibelius/Debussy/Tom Coult/Respighi

The safety of our staff and our audiences is something we take very seriously. In light of the Government’s recent advice on COVID-19 and in consultation with our venue partners, the BBC has decided to suspend all activity from the BBC Orchestras and Choirs, with immediate effect.

Thu 4 Jun

Cancelled / 0844 907 9000

BBC Philharmonic 2019-20 Season.

Debbie Harry & Chris Stein

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie tour the UK.

Sun 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

Dionne Warwick

The well-established singer, actress and TV presenter performs a selection of soul, easy listening and pop songs from her long career.

Fri 25 Sep

£56.60–£78.60 / 0844 907 9000

Dionne Warwick 'She's Back: One Last Time' Tour 2020

Legendary six-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Dionne Warwick has announced that her new UK & European concert dates, ‘One Last Time’ will form part of her Farewell Tour in September and October 2020. Warwick says “After almost six decades I’ve decided it’s time to put away from touring trunk and focus on…

Fri 25 Sep

£50–£70 / 0844 907 9000

An Evening with the Hairy Bikers

TV food broadcasters the Hairy Bikers (also known as Si King and Dave Myers) talk food, TV and more as they cook live on stage.

Fri 20 Nov

£23.21–£45.21 / 0844 907 9000

George Benson

Superstar guitarist and soulful crooner makes a welcome return.

Sun 21 Jun

Cancelled / 0844 907 9000

Mon 21 Jun 2021

£67.60–£78.60 / 0844 907 9000

George Thorogood

American musician, singer and songwriter whose high-energy boogie-blues sound was a staple of 1980s rock radio.

Mon 27 Jul

£47.70 / 0844 907 9000

Il Divo

Pop opera from the phenomenally successful Il Divo.

Mon 14 Dec

£40.26–£150.26 / 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.

Fri 18 Jun 2021

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…

Mon 28 Jun 2021

£41.75 / 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…

Tue 20 Oct

£40–£110.40 / 0844 907 9000

Jobs Fair

Remember to take along your CV for this networking event featuring the chance to meet with dozens of potential employers.

Fri 31 Jul

Free / 0844 907 9000

Booking is essential.

Joe Satriani

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, *Joe Satriani * returns to Birmingham in support of his 17th solo album. The live show will feature tracks from the new studio album released, plus he will perform many of his classic fan-favorites including Surfing With The Alien, Always with Me, Always with You and Flying In A Blue…

Sun 2 May 2021

£57.60–£68.80 / 0844 907 9000

John Prine

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

Mon 8 Feb 2021

Cancelled / 0844 907 9000

Tue 9 Mar 2021

£32.50–£65.50 / 0844 907 9000

Journey Through Music - 4 June

Journey Through Music concerts feature music that is particularly accessible for children. They include pre-concert events and programme notes written specially for a younger audience. The pre-concert events are a great opportunity for the entire family to get to know the music. Enjoy demonstrations from BBC…

Thu 4 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

BBC Philharmonic Learning.

Katherine Jenkins

Britain's best-selling classical crossover artist.

Tue 9 Feb 2021

£29.30–£55.15 / 0844 907 9000

Katie Melua

Emotional pop and acoustica from the Georgia-born singer-songwriter, who is accompanied for this one-off tour by the 24-piece Gori Women's Choir, who are masters of the ancient Georgian tradition of polyphonic singing.

Mon 2 Nov

£23.21–£48.51 / 0844 907 9000

Kidz Bop World Tour

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

Wed 7 Apr 2021

£27.45–£36.10 / 0844 907 9000

Kim Wilde

Iconic 80s pop star.

Fri 18 Sep

£29–£36 / 0844 907 9000

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The moving a capella ensemble who first came to international prominence on Paul Simon's Graceland album and have remained at the forefront of South African music for more than 30 years.

Thu 11 Jun

£40.60 / 0844 907 9000

Level 42

Eighties funk pop band back on the road again, singing old favourites including 'Running in the Family' and 'Lessons in Love' as well as newer tracks.

Sun 11 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

With Hipsway.

Michael Bolton

MOR soul rock from the former mullet man.

Mon 28 Sep

£32.40–£70.90 / 0844 907 9000

The Musical Box

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

Tue 16 Feb 2021

£34.60–£56.60 / 0844 907 9000

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Soul band led by the indie rock singer-songwriter from Denver, Colorado.

Tue 27 Oct

£41.10 / 0844 907 9000

Nathaniel Rateliff

Indie rock singer-songwriter from Denver, Colorado, best known for his hits with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

Tue 27 Oct

£41.80 / 0844 907 9000

A Question of Sport Live

The TV quiz show has been rethought as a live experience; now you too can put questions to the panel.

Mon 1 Feb 2021

£35–£150 / 0844 395 4000

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…

Mon 19 Apr 2021

Cancelled / 0844 907 9000

Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.

Mon 7 Dec

£44.73 / 0844 907 9000

Robert Cray Band

The award-winning US blues guitar maestro returns.

Mon 3 May 2021

£41.10 / 0844 907 9000

Ronan Keating

As a solo artist and member of pop group Boyzone, Dublin-born Keating has been in the spotlight for an impressive 22 years. He hits the road, full of energy, with his tenth studio album Time Of My Life, which includes his haunting version of Falling Slowly from the award-winning musical Once.

Mon 25 Jan 2021

£225–£270 / 0844 907 9000

Rufus Wainwright

The American-Canadian singer-songwriter performs his baroque pop on a greatest hits tour.

Wed 28 Oct

£40.80–£74.40 / 0844 907 9000

Booking is essential.

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.

Fri 23 Oct

£48.64–£63.20 / 0844 907 9000

Sasha Velour

American drag queen, designer and illustrator, known for winning RuPaul's Drag Race season nine.

Tue 26 Jan 2021

£37.35–£45.60 / 0844 907 9000

The Shires

Country duo comprising of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes.

Wed 4 Nov

£27.61–£40.26 / 0844 907 9000

Sir Cliff Richard

Pop/rock legend with 103 album releases, 123 single hits and a six-decades career in the industry.

Tue 6 Oct

£75–£85 / 0844 907 9000

Spectacular Classics

The London Concert Orchestra perform a programme of well-known classical pieces.

Sun 29 Nov

£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.

Sun 29 Nov

£43.73–£51.85 / 0844 907 9000

Status Quo

Cheery veterans of classic rock.

Fri 9 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 907 9000

With Laurence Jones.

Strictly Come Dancing: Here Come The Boys

Strictly Come Dancing’s Aljaž Škorjanec is joined by Pasha Kovalev, international ballet sensation and West End star Sam Salter and Broadway star Michael Dameski for the latest touring production.

Tue 6 Jul 2021

£39.10–£44.10 / 0844 907 9000


Popular late 80s/early 90s Glasgow pop-rockers fronted by Sharleen Spiteri with Johnny McElhone.

Mon 26 Oct

£33.65–£56.75 / 0844 907 9000

Uriah Heep

Classic hard rock band with progressive leanings, formed back in 1970.

Tue 3 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 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 16 Nov

£44.73 / 0844 907 9000

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Ultimate tribute concert to Tina Turner, presented by the award-winning producers behind Whitney - Queen Of The Night.

Thu 17 Sep

£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…

Sun 16 May 2021

£175 / 0844 907 9000


Multi-million-selling Italian singer-songwriter.

Fri 14 May 2021

£40 / 0844 907 9000

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