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The Category Concert and Recital Halls is a subset of Venues for UK Concerts and Recitals. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Concert and Recital Halls which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Hall’s Full Record.

 

Some 'Featured' Providers in this Category are so busy during their Season(s) that I do not even try to list all the dates when they have planned forthcoming events:

- Birmingham Symphony Hall

- Blackheath Halls

- Bridgewater Hall

- Cadogan Hall

- Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

- Milton Court, Barbican

- Perth Concert Hall

- Queen’s Hall Edinburgh

- Royal Albert Hall

- Saffron Hall

- St David's Hall

- St George’s Bristol

- St John's Smith Square

- Stoller Hall

- Turner Sims

- Usher Hall Edinburgh

- West Road Concert Hall

- Wigmore Hall

 

In contrast, the following Concert and Recital Halls do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Assembly Hall Worthing

- Central Hall Westminster

- Portsmouth Guildhall

 

! Concert and Recital Halls KEY
VISITS (to Website)49
VIEWS (of this Record)115

'The most intimate and unique event space in central London. Inspired by Europe's Salon culture, 1901 Arts Club boasts elegant facilities for chamber music performances, rehearsals, corporate and private meetings and entertainment within licensed premises ... 1901 Arts Club is a receiving venue. We don’t produce our own events, or book artists, but are always very pleased to hear from performers and promoters wanting to make use of our versatile spaces for their own performances and events ... The use of our Steinway model C grand piano is included in the hire of the Club.‘

 

@ 1901 Arts Club
VISITS (to Website)214
Also indexedHattori Foundation
VIEWS (of this Record)372

'The Albert Hall Nottingham's grand ornate architecture was designed at the turn of the 20th century in the style of an Edwardian music hall. The Great Hall serves as an excellent auditorium for public performances of many genres ... Organ no. 552, a four manual 59 stop instrument, was erected in 1909 in the then Wesleyan Central Mission which was later renamed the Albert Hall. (An almost identical instrument was built for Rochdale Town Hall in 1913.) The instrument cost £4,500 and was financed by Jesse Boot (founder of the Boots Company) as a gift to the City of Nottingham, to be known as the City Organ.'

 

@ Albert Hall Nottingham
VISITS (to Website)173
VIEWS (of this Record)962

‘Widely considered one of the finest Concert Halls in the world, Symphony Hall sits in the bustling heart of Birmingham City centre and as well as being home to the CBSO also hosts the best in jazz, world music, folk, rock, pop and stand-up comedy ... 

@ Birmingham Symphony Hall
VISITS (to Website)331
VIEWS (of this Record)348

‘An entertainment venue and concert hall in the heart of South East London. Built in 1895 by William Webster, Blackheath Halls is part of the oldest surviving purpose built cultural complex in London. Blackheath Halls presents a diverse programme of concerts and events throughout the year including classical, folk, comedy nights, talks, literary events, exhibitions and children's theatre. The Halls also run a varied community engagement programme from choirs and orchestra through to community opera and children's opera.‘

@ Blackheath Halls
VISITS (to Website)193
Also indexedTrinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
VIEWS (of this Record)450

'Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A. (1867 - 1956) is celebrated as one of Britain's most prolific and versatile artists. His work is internationally acclaimed and the huge British Empire Panels in Swansea are amongst the most important examples of his decorative work on a large scale. The Brangwyn Hall at the Guildhall, Swansea is renowned as a major concert hall and conference centre, and is enhanced by these unique magnificent panels.'

@ Brangwyn Hall
VISITS (to Website)241
VIEWS (of this Record)476

'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, world music and much more. 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. The Hall works with a range of promoters and charity hirers on other programming.’

 

@ Bridgewater Hall
VISITS (to Website)146
VIEWS (of this Record)277

@ Cadogan Hall Featured

'950-seat venue two minutes walk from Sloane Square tube station in the heart of Chelsea, hosting over 300 concerts and events per year.'

@ Cadogan Hall
VISITS (to Website)177
VIEWS (of this Record)393

'Dundee’s main Concert and Event venue, located in the heart of the City. The building is Grade A listed and has a Visitscotland 4 star Theatre award ... The magnificent Harrison & Harrison organ in the Caird Hall is one of Dundee’s cultural jewels. It has been hailed by eminent recitalists as “the finest concert organ in Scotland” and it ranks among a handful of outstanding organs in the world. The Friends of the Caird Hall Organ promote and support the organ so that as many people as possible can hear and enjoy its glorious sound. The Friends arrange recitals, concerts, educational projects and other events involving the organ.'

 

@ Caird Hall
VISITS (to Website)123
Also indexedFriends of the Caird Hall Organ
VIEWS (of this Record)420

'Built in 1998 to complement the performance facilities at Symphony Hall, CBSO Centre is the home of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, its sister organisation Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, and Ex Cathedra ... The Centre provides a range of performance, rehearsal and meeting facilities, including The Justham Auditorium, a magnificent 300-seat fully flexible space. When not in use by the CBSO the Auditorium is available for public concerts, conferences, educational workshops, meetings, exhibitions, dinner dances, weddings and much more.'

@ CBSO Centre
VISITS (to Website)329
Also indexedCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
VIEWS (of this Record)309

'Colston Hall is run by Bristol Music Trust, an independent organisation ... Launched in May 2011 Bristol Music Trust is an exciting independent venture with two distinct aims. The first is to manage the operations of Colston Hall ... The second aim is to drive forward music across Bristol; working in partnership with city wide organisations; leading on musical education, commissioning new works, supporting local musicians, and promoting music across all communities to build on the vibrant talent already in the city.'

 

@ Colston Hall
VISITS (to Website)205
Also indexedBristol Music Trust
VIEWS (of this Record)351

'Conway Hall is owned by Conway Hall Ethical Society and was first opened in 1929. The name was chosen in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway (1832 – 1907), anti-slavery advocate, out-spoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine. The Hall now hosts a wide variety of lectures, classes, performances, community and social events. It is renowned as a hub for free speech and independent thought ... Conway Hall is and always will be the place for those who dare to dream of a better world.'

 

@ Conway Hall
VISITS (to Website)136
Also indexedConway Hall Sunday Concerts
VIEWS (of this Record)362

‘A contemporary performance venue within the grounds of a private home in the Somerset countryside ... Built as a creative haven for use by both the residents and invited artists to perform and develop their work within the beauty and calm of this inspirational environment.‘

 

@ Cooper Hall
VISITS (to Website)189
VIEWS (of this Record)253

'Leicester's largest entertainment venue and has been serving the city with quality live acts since 1913.'

 

@ De Montfort Hall
VISITS (to Website)212
VIEWS (of this Record)323

‘Located in the heart of the city, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is one of Scotland’s most prestigious venues and world renowned classical, jazz, pop, rock and folk artists take to its stages for nearly 250 performances each year.’

 

@ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
VISITS (to Website)552
VIEWS (of this Record)302

‘The Assembly Room, part of the Opera North Centre is the second phase and culmination of a £32m campaign, which started in 2005 with the renovation of Leeds Grand Theatre. It reveals the former assembly room painstakingly restored to its original Victorian splendour, with a barrel vaulted ceiling, arched windows and gothic motif decoration. It provides a 350-seat flexible performance space which is home to the orchestra of Opera North and an exciting new venue in Leeds showing an eclectic programme.’ [BDPALERT ’As part of our Music Works redevelopment project, the Howard Assembly Room is temporarily closed for a major refurbishment.’ [January 2020]

 

@ Howard Assembly Room
VISITS (to Website)57
VIEWS (of this Record)140

‘A beautiful, modern, and intimate music venue specifically built for chamber music performance and dedicated to the memory of the extraordinary cellist Jacqueline du Pré. The JdP is a part of St Hilda's College, Oxford and is located within its beautiful grounds on the banks of the River Cherwell. St Hilda’s College is committed to sustaining and developing the JdP Music Building as a centre for the learning, teaching, performance, and experience of music at all levels, at all ages, and for people from all backgrounds.’

@ Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
VISITS (to Website)231
Also indexedSt Hilda’s College Oxford
VIEWS (of this Record)311

‘Lincoln's friendliest, liveliest arts venue, packed full of the very best in theatre, comedy, music, film and dance ... and much more!’

 

@ Lincoln Drill Hall
VISITS (to Website)279
VIEWS (of this Record)427

Founded 1840: ‘The original vision of its founders has remained a driving force and is interpreted today in Liverpool Philharmonic’s mission “to promote the love of music and music-making” at the centre of which is the award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its associated ensembles and concert series; Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, one of the UK’s premier arts and entertainment venues; the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir; Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company incorporating Youth Orchestra, Choir, and Children’s Choirs; and an extensive learning programme which is recognised as a national leader in its field in its quality, reach and impact on our communities. Liverpool Philharmonic presents more than 400 concerts and events at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall including in its smaller scale venue, Music Room, and venues across the City annually’.

@ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
VISITS (to Website)118
VIEWS (of this Record)250

’Nestled in the Surrey countryside, a beautiful concert venue constructed to give an outstanding classical music experience. We host a plethora of classical music events to rival any London concert hall (at a fraction of the price!).‘

 

@ Menuhin Hall
VISITS (to Website)30
VIEWS (of this Record)90

‘The Guildhall School has completed a major building project to expand its facilities. Milton Court, based across the road from the current Silk Street building, opened in September 2013, providing the School with state-of-the-art performance and teaching spaces including a 608-seat Concert Hall ... The Concert Hall hosts a year-round programme of classical and contemporary music presented by the Barbican and its artistic partners.’

 

@ Milton Court, Barbican
VISITS (to Website)102
Also indexedGuildhall School of Music & Drama
VIEWS (of this Record)134

'A modern and elegant space that houses a diverse programme of concerts, performances and contemporary art. It has a dazzling glass-fronted foyer and copper-topped dome hall with a stunning auditorium and elegant studio.'

 

@ Perth Concert Hall
VISITS (to Website)298
VIEWS (of this Record)390

'Stunning 750-seat performance venue based on the banks of the River Tees at Yarm School. The auditorium has been designed and built to the highest performance specifications ... There is an orchestra pit, a bespoke 4 tier digital organ and specialist acoustics.'

 

@ Princess Alexandra Auditorium
VISITS (to Website)556
VIEWS (of this Record)338

‘Edinburgh’s premier independent mid-sized live music venue, playing host to an extraordinary range of world-class artists from all musical fields: classical, jazz, folk and roots, rock and pop and Americana. Our perfectly-proportioned, intimate auditorium, flawless acoustics and adaptability make us a unique and valuable resource in Edinburgh’s cultural life. We have provided facilities for the Fringe, Jazz, Film, Fiddle and Science Festivals and for many local amateur and professional groups, as well as being a key venue for music, comedy and spoken-word acts touring (inter)nationally.’

 

@ Queen’s Hall Edinburgh
VISITS (to Website)161
VIEWS (of this Record)185

'The world’s leading figures in music, dance, sport and politics have appeared on our stage since we opened in 1871, and now over 1.7 million people enjoy live experiences here every year, with millions more experiencing our events through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels ... Our public benefit work is of paramount importance to us. It covers not only our own Education & Outreach programme, but also close liaison with charities and charity events, both large and small; performances at day centres and hospices; free music, exhibitions and events; our sponsorship programme, and a fascinating archive which we are working to make accessible to all.'

@ Royal Albert Hall
VISITS (to Website)158
VIEWS (of this Record)427

’With over half a million visitors every year, the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall are two of the UK's most successful touring venues, leading the way for arts and entertainment in the East Midlands region.
Our diverse programme of events includes internationally renowned orchestras, the highest quality ballet, contemporary dance, opera and touring drama alongside West End musicals.’

@ Royal Concert Hall & Theatre Royal Nottingham
VISITS (to Website)137
VIEWS (of this Record)352

@ Saffron Hall Featured

'An award-winning 740-seat performance space built in the grounds of Saffron Walden County High School. The hall’s critically acclaimed acoustic and state-of-the-art facilities surpass many of the world’s more established venues ... Close to Saffron Walden’s historic town centre, the £10-million venue is the result of a partnership between the School and Yellow Car Charitable Trust and is believed to be the largest gift of its kind to a state school. Saffron Hall is becoming a vibrant cultural centre for the region, offering outstanding artistic encounters in an expanding programme that weaves international artists together with local performance groups and learning and participation activities.'

 

@ Saffron Hall
VISITS (to Website)285
VIEWS (of this Record)428

'Cardiff's most central concert venue. There is something on nearly every day - from jazz, classical and folk music to comedy, children's shows and everything in between.'

@ St David's Hall
VISITS (to Website)315
VIEWS (of this Record)290

'This unique neo-classical building is the centre of Liverpool’s traditional cultural forum whose foundation stone was laid in 1838. It was built as a result of separate competitions to create a fitting space for the aspirational city to hold its music festivals and other assemblies and contains the vastly ornate Great Hall with its vaulted ceiling, Minton tiled floor, replete with maritime and civic symbolism and is also home to a massive pipe organ.'

@ St George's Hall Liverpool
VISITS (to Website)168
VIEWS (of this Record)467

‘One of the country’s leading concert halls. It boasts a superb acoustic and unique atmosphere which attracts the world’s best artists. A full and vibrant programme, with over 250 events each year, makes it an incredibly popular and important venue for all kinds of music. St George’s is also a charity dedicated to promoting high quality music to diverse audiences. We do this by offering the best classical, jazz, blues, folk and world music as well as family concerts and talks. We rely on ticket sales and venue hire to meet much of our annual running costs of £1 million, receiving public funding of just £35,000. Each year we are faced with a shortfall of around £300,000 which must be raised from donations. To find out how you can support St George’s, please visit Support Us.’

 

@ St George’s Bristol
VISITS (to Website)259
VIEWS (of this Record)270

‘This beautiful, 19th century building was transformed in 2012 to create an international centre for music education and performance ... The music venue attracts international performers to the region and aims to make high-quality music performance accessible in the South East. Hosting around 100 concerts a year, the busy music calendar includes regular free lunchtime concerts, evening performances and special events, all of which are open to the public.’

 

@ St Gregory's Centre for Music
VISITS (to Website)243
VIEWS (of this Record)250

'A unique music venue in central London and a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture, St John’s was designed and built by Thomas Archer and has survived fire, lightning, bomb plots and the Blitz. The beauty of the building is matched by an exceptional acoustic and from its restoration as both church and concert hall in the late 1960s, St John’s has presented some of the finest classical talent in a programme featuring choirs, chamber orchestras and period instrument groups.'

 

@ St John's Smith Square
VISITS (to Website)390
VIEWS (of this Record)316

@ Stoller Hall Featured

‘Manchester's new space for music and performance, offering a flawless acoustic in an intimate, 482-seat hall ... Chetham’s has long identified the need for a high quality performance space, suited to the outstanding musical talent of its students. Furthermore, the city of Manchester – whilst well endowed with music venues, ranging from the classical elegance of The Bridgewater Hall to the vibrant energy of Band on the Wall – lacked a space designed for chamber music, combining the intimacy of a small venue with impressive visual and acoustic design.‘

 

@ Stoller Hall
VISITS (to Website)287
Also indexedChetham’s
VIEWS (of this Record)239

@ Turner Sims Featured

'Acknowledged as one of the finest music venues in the country, with a year-round programme of outstanding classical, jazz, world and folk music, as well as talks from personalities. It was named as one of the UK’s top 10 chamber music venues by Classical Music Magazine (July 2012) ... With over 70 concerts a year, the venue regularly welcomes internationally renowned musicians ... Turner Sims’ intimate auditorium, outstanding acoustic and garden setting make it a favourite destination for artists and audiences alike.'

 

@ Turner Sims
VISITS (to Website)202
VIEWS (of this Record)355

Hosts classical concerts and recitals and many other types of musical event: 'The Mulholland Grand Organ has long been recognised as one of the finest examples of classical organ building. It has been the heartbeat of the Ulster Hall throughout the building’s history and continues to play an important role in the venue’s cultural activities'.

 

@ Ulster Hall
VISITS (to Website)310
VIEWS (of this Record)447

‘Scotland's only five-star concert hall hosting a range of concerts from rock, pop, classical, jazz, world and folk music. The venue has hosted concerts and events since it opened way back in 1914! A beautiful Edwardian building with a modern twist, which is well loved by performers and audiences all over the world due to its magnificent acoustics.’

 

@ Usher Hall Edinburgh
VISITS (to Website)114
VIEWS (of this Record)201

'Built in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Built in local red brick and terracotta, the classical Grade II Listed venue originally held 2800 people, and has, over the years, been the scene of numerous concerts ... The Victoria Hall was revamped in the mid-nineties, opening its doors once more in 1998 and has since then been at the heart of the Cultural Quarter, alongside its sister venue The Regent Theatre ... Experience the magnificence of the Organ in this showcase of the best in Organ playing at our renowned Organ Proms.'

 

@ Victoria Hall Stoke-on-Trent
VISITS (to Website)232
Also indexedThe Regent Theatre | Organ Proms
VIEWS (of this Record)611

'One of Cambridge’s premiere music venues. Ideally situated only minutes’ walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King’s College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.'

 

@ West Road Concert Hall
VISITS (to Website)265
VIEWS (of this Record)327

@ Wigmore Hall Featured

'One of the world’s great concert halls, specialises in chamber and instrumental music, early music and song.'

@ Wigmore Hall
VISITS (to Website)134
VIEWS (of this Record)392

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