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.
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.
Many hotels are located within easy walking distance (see the list at the end of this page for options).
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).
Metrolink and Train Stations
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.
|Monday 28th November 2022 7:00 pm||Bellowhead|
|Friday 2nd December 2022 7:30 pm||Aljaz and Janette: A Christmas to Remember|
|Saturday 3rd December 2022 7:00 pm||Il Divo|
|Friday 9th December 2022 7:30 pm||Collabro - The Farewell Tour|
|Monday 12th December 2022 7:00 pm||EMMA BUNTON & FRIENDS|
|Tuesday 13th December 2022 7:00 pm||The Bootleg Beatles|
|Wednesday 14th December 2022 7:30 pm||Love Actually In Concert - the Film with Live Orchestra|
|Wednesday 21st December 2022 3:00 pm||The Muppet Christmas Carol - Film with Live Orchestra - MATINEE|
|Wednesday 21st December 2022 7:00 pm||The Muppet Christmas Carol - Film with Live Orchestra|
|Tuesday 17th January 2023 6:30 pm||Heilung|
|Thursday 2nd February 2023 7:00 pm||John Barrowman 'i Am What I Am'|
|Friday 10th February 2023 7:00 pm||The Girls Bathroom|
|Monday 13th March 2023 7:30 pm||Beth Hart|
|Sunday 2nd April 2023 7:00 pm||DARREN HAYES|
|Thursday 6th April 2023 7:00 pm||Henry Rollins: Good To See You 2023|
|Friday 14th April 2023 7:30 pm||Nadiya and Kai: Once Upon a Time|
|Friday 21st April 2023 7:00 pm||BILLY OCEAN|
|Monday 1st May 2023 7:30 pm||Mike & The Mechanics Refueled!|
|Sunday 7th May 2023 7:00 pm||Postmodern Jukebox|
|Thursday 11th May 2023 7:00 pm||Whitney - Queen of the Night|
|Sunday 14th May 2023 7:30 pm||Joe Satriani|
|Monday 15th May 2023 7:00 pm||Debbie Harry and Chris Stein In Conversation|
|Saturday 20th May 2023 7:00 pm||Katie Melua|
|Wednesday 14th June 2023 7:00 pm||Bonnie Raitt|
|Sunday 8th October 2023 7:00 pm||Alfie Boe|
|Thursday 19th October 2023 7:00 pm||Gabrielle: 30 Years of Dreaming|
|Monday 11th December 2023 7:00 pm||Leona Lewis|
More events may be listed on the official Bridgewater Hall website (see the information section at the end of this page).