Bridgewater Hall

The Bridgewater Hall is a world-class international concert venue in Manchester city centre. It hosts a busy programme of events including concerts by its three resident orchestras; the Halle, BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata.

Barbirolli Square and Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Barbirolli Square and Bridgewater Hall

The impressive structure cost over £40 million to build. Clever building techniques were utilised to ensure it remains acoustically insulated from the noise of the nearby Metrolink and train lines. The entire building actually floats above the ground on around 300 giant steel springs. It was the first concert hall constructed using this method.

The venue has a seating capacity of 2,341. A seating plan is available on the official website (see information box at the end of this page).

Facilities include a restaurant, café bar, and gift shop. Guided tours are available.

Barbirolli Square fronts the entrance to the building. It is named after Sir John Barbirolli, former conductor of the Halle. The plaza is home to the Ishinki Touchstone, an 18-tonne polished stone sculpture by Kan Yasuda.


The hall is situated on Lower Mosley Street in the Petersfield area of Manchester city centre (postcode M2 3WS). It is directly across the road from Manchester Central.

Many hotels are located within easy walking distance (see the list at the end of this page for options).

Premier Inn Manchester Central, Lower Mosley Street
Premier Inn Manchester Central, Lower Mosley Street

There is also a good choice of restaurants and bars nearby (see list at the end of this page).


The closest car park is NCP Manchester Central. It is located under Manchester Central, directly opposite the Bridgewater Hall. The car park entrance is on Lower Mosley Street (postcode M2 3GX).

The NCP Manchester Bridgewater Hall Car Park is actually a little further away. It’s located on Little Peter Street (postcode M15 4PS).

Other car parks within walking distance include the Q-Park First Street (at First Street – postcode M15 4FN) and the NCP Manchester Great Northern (at the Great Northern, Watson Street – M3 4EE)

Metrolink and Train Stations

The closest Metrolink station is Deansgate-Castlefield. St Peter’s Square is also nearby.

Metrolink trams on Lower Mosley Street
Metrolink trams on Lower Mosley Street

The nearest train stations are Manchester Oxford Road and Deansgate.

Manchester Piccadilly Train Station is approximately ¾ mile away. A free bus service departs from outside the station entrance and stops near the Bridgewater Hall.

Trams also leave from Piccadilly Metrolink Tram Stop and go directly to St Peter’s Square and Deansgate-Castlefield.

A free bus service to the Bridgewater Hall also leaves from Manchester Victoria Train Station.

Events - What's On - Bridgewater Hall

A selection of upcoming shows and events at Bridgewater Hall are listed below. Tickets can be purchased here.

Friday 4th February 2022 7:00 pmFisherman's Friends - Unlocked & Unleashed
Sunday 6th February 2022 8:00 pmJimmy Carr - Terribly Funny
Monday 14th February 2022 7:30 pmBurn the Floor - Kevin Clifton
Tuesday 15th February 2022 7:00 pmYann Tiersen
Friday 18th February 2022 7:30 pmToy Story In Concert - The Film with Live Orchestra
Sunday 20th February 2022 3:00 pmAnton & Erin - Show Time
Tuesday 22nd February 2022 7:30 pmVan Der Graaf Generator
Friday 25th February 2022 7:00 pmDebbie Harry and Chris Stein In Conversation
Monday 28th February 2022 7:00 pmHenry Rollins: Good to see you 2022
Tuesday 8th March 2022 7:00 pmTexas - 30th Anniversary of Southside
Friday 11th March 2022 7:30 pmKaren Hauer & Gorka Marquez - FIREDANCE
Monday 14th March 2022 7:00 pmStatus Quo - OUT OUT QUOING
Sunday 20th March 2022 7:00 pmJames Martin Live
Monday 21st March 2022 7:00 pmJames Morrison - Greatest Hits Tour
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 6:30 pmBig Big Train
Friday 25th March 2022 7:00 pmSophie Ellis-Bextor
Monday 28th March 2022 7:30 pm10cc
Friday 1st April 2022 7:00 pmHeather Small
Saturday 2nd April 2022 7:30 pmNathan Carter and His Band
Monday 4th April 2022 7:30 pmMarc Almond
Wednesday 13th April 2022 7:00 pmDR John Cooper Clarke
Thursday 14th April 2022 7:00 pmDR John Cooper Clarke
Saturday 16th April 2022 7:30 pmKarl Jenkins
Sunday 17th April 2022 7:30 pmRemembering The Oscars
Monday 18th April 2022 7:00 pmImelda May
Friday 22nd April 2022 7:30 pmWhitney Queen of the Night
Tuesday 26th April 2022 7:00 pmThe Divine Comedy
Sunday 1st May 2022 7:00 pmTable Manners with Jessie & Lennie Ware
Tuesday 3rd May 2022 7:30 pmJoe Satriani
Wednesday 4th May 2022 7:00 pmThe Robert Cray Band
Friday 6th May 2022 7:00 pmThe Good, The Bad & The Rugby Podcast
Sunday 8th May 2022 7:00 pmSpiritualized
Friday 13th May 2022 7:00 pmJohn Barrowman 'i Am What I Am'
Monday 16th May 2022 7:00 pmThe Shires
Tuesday 24th May 2022 7:00 pmTodrick Hall
Wednesday 25th May 2022 7:30 pmDirty Dancing In Concert
Friday 3rd June 2022 7:00 pmDionne Warwick - One Last Time Tour
Friday 17th June 2022 8:00 pmYes
Monday 20th June 2022 7:30 pmGeorge Benson
Friday 24th June 2022 7:30 pmLea Salonga
Tuesday 28th June 2022 7:00 pmABC
Wednesday 29th June 2022 7:45 pmIn Conversation with the Sopranos
Wednesday 6th July 2022 7:30 pmHere Come The Boys
Sunday 31st July 2022 8:00 pmGeorge Thorogood & The Destroyers
Wednesday 14th September 2022 7:00 pmKim Wilde
Saturday 17th September 2022 7:30 pmAndrew Lloyd Webber's New Symphonic Suites in Concert
Friday 23rd September 2022 7:00 pmDon McLean - 50th Anniversary of American Pie
Monday 26th September 2022 7:00 pmMadeleine Peyroux
Monday 3rd October 2022 7:30 pmUriah Heep - 50th Anniversary - Lockdown To Rockdown
Tuesday 25th October 2022 7:30 pmLadysmith Black Mambazo
Sunday 30th October 2022 7:00 pmStrike a Pose!
Friday 4th November 2022 7:00 pmAnastacia
Monday 28th November 2022 7:00 pmBellowhead
Saturday 3rd December 2022 7:00 pmIl Divo
Friday 9th December 2022 7:30 pmCollabro - the Christmas Is Here Tour
Monday 12th December 2022 7:00 pmLeona Lewis
Tuesday 17th January 2023 6:30 pmHeilung

More events may be listed on the official Bridgewater Hall website (see the information section at the end of this page).

Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near Bridgewater Hall include:

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Nearby Hotels

Hotels near Bridgewater Hall include:

  • The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel (0.2 miles)
  • Innside by Melia Manchester (0.2 miles)
  • Novotel Manchester Centre (0.2 miles)
  • Princess St. Hotel (0.3 miles)
  • Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre (0.3 miles)
  • The Townhouse Manchester (0.3 miles)
  • The Oxnoble (0.3 miles)
  • Le Ville Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • Hotel Gotham (0.4 miles)
  • Great John Street Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • Manchester Hall (0.4 miles)
  • Castlefield Hotel (0.4 miles)
  • Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel (0.5 miles)
  • Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange (0.5 miles)
  • Stock Exchange Hotel (0.5 miles)
  • Pendulum Hotel (0.5 miles)
  • Velvet Hotel (0.5 miles)

Nearby Transport Links

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Map showing location of Bridgewater Hall.

Map showing location of Bridgewater Hall


Bridgewater Hall

Address and postcode
Lower Mosley Street
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
M2 3WS

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