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.
|Sunday 5th September 2021 7:30 pm||Blade Runner Performed Live To Picture By 11-Piece Musical Ensemble|
|Wednesday 8th September 2021 7:30 pm||A Question of Sport Live|
|Thursday 9th September 2021 7:30 pm||What's Love Got To Do With It?|
|Thursday 16th September 2021 7:00 pm||Billy Ocean|
|Monday 20th September 2021 7:00 pm||Del Amitri|
|Tuesday 21st September 2021 7:00 pm||Paloma Faith|
|Wednesday 22nd September 2021 7:00 pm||Paloma Faith|
|Sunday 3rd October 2021 3:00 pm||The Best of John Williams - Star Wars and Beyond|
|Thursday 7th October 2021 6:30 pm||Michael Bolton: Love Songs Greatest Hits Tour|
|Sunday 10th October 2021 7:00 pm||Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules Tour|
|Monday 11th October 2021 7:45 pm||Cliff Richard: the Great 80 Tour|
|Friday 22nd October 2021 7:00 pm||Amy Macdonald|
|Monday 25th October 2021 7:00 pm||Level 42|
|Friday 29th October 2021 7:00 pm||Jamie Cullum|
|Monday 1st November 2021 7:30 pm||Joker Live In Concert - the Film with Live Orchestra|
|Friday 12th November 2021 7:30 pm||The Music of Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Beyond|
|Thursday 18th November 2021 7:00 pm||Marillion - The Light At The End Of The Tunnel|
|Friday 19th November 2021 7:00 pm||Madeleine Peyroux|
|Tuesday 23rd November 2021 7:30 pm||Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Live in Concert|
|Wednesday 24th November 2021 7:30 pm||Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Live In Concert|
|Friday 26th November 2021 7:30 pm||Russell Watson - 20th Anniversary of The Voice|
|Sunday 28th November 2021 3:00 pm||Spectacular Classics|
|Monday 29th November 2021 7:30 pm||The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert|
|Friday 3rd December 2021 7:00 pm||Katherine Jenkins|
|Friday 10th December 2021 6:30 pm||The Bootleg Beatles|
|Monday 13th December 2021 7:30 pm||Love Actually In Concert - the Film with Live Orchestra|
|Tuesday 14th December 2021 7:00 pm||Il Divo|
|Wednesday 15th December 2021 7:30 pm||Rick Wakeman - The Even Grumpier Old Christmas Show|
|Friday 4th February 2022 7:00 pm||Fisherman's Friends - Unlocked & Unleashed|
|Sunday 6th February 2022 8:00 pm||Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny|
|Monday 14th February 2022 7:30 pm||Burn the Floor - Kevin Clifton|
|Tuesday 15th February 2022 7:00 pm||Yann Tiersen|
|Friday 18th February 2022 7:30 pm||Toy Story In Concert - The Film with Live Orchestra|
|Sunday 20th February 2022 3:00 pm||Anton & Erin - Show Time|
|Tuesday 22nd February 2022 7:30 pm||Van Der Graaf Generator|
|Friday 25th February 2022 7:00 pm||Debbie Harry and Chris Stein In Conversation|
|Tuesday 8th March 2022 7:00 pm||Texas - 30th Anniversary of Southside|
|Friday 11th March 2022 7:30 pm||Karen Hauer & Gorka Marquez - FIREDANCE|
|Monday 14th March 2022 7:00 pm||Status Quo - OUT OUT QUOING|
|Sunday 20th March 2022 7:00 pm||James Martin Live|
|Tuesday 22nd March 2022 6:30 pm||Big Big Train|
|Friday 25th March 2022 7:00 pm||Sophie Ellis-Bextor|
|Monday 28th March 2022 7:30 pm||10cc|
|Monday 4th April 2022 7:30 pm||Marc Almond|
|Wednesday 13th April 2022 7:00 pm||DR John Cooper Clarke|
|Thursday 14th April 2022 7:00 pm||DR John Cooper Clarke|
|Saturday 16th April 2022 7:30 pm||Karl Jenkins|
|Sunday 17th April 2022 7:30 pm||Remembering The Oscars|
|Monday 18th April 2022 7:00 pm||Imelda May|
|Friday 22nd April 2022 7:30 pm||Whitney Queen of the Night|
|Tuesday 3rd May 2022 7:30 pm||Joe Satriani|
|Wednesday 4th May 2022 7:00 pm||The Robert Cray Band|
|Monday 16th May 2022 7:00 pm||The Shires|
|Tuesday 24th May 2022 7:00 pm||Todrick Hall|
|Friday 3rd June 2022 7:00 pm||Dionne Warwick - One Last Time Tour|
|Friday 17th June 2022 8:00 pm||Yes|
|Monday 20th June 2022 7:30 pm||George Benson|
|Wednesday 29th June 2022 7:45 pm||In Conversation with the Sopranos|
|Sunday 3rd July 2022 7:30 pm||Brian Wilson - Good Vibrations - Greatest Hits Tour|
|Sunday 31st July 2022 8:00 pm||George Thorogood & The Destroyers|
|Wednesday 14th September 2022 7:00 pm||Kim Wilde|
|Monday 3rd October 2022 7:30 pm||Uriah Heep - 50th Anniversary - Lockdown To Rockdown|
|Tuesday 25th October 2022 7:30 pm||Ladysmith Black Mambazo|
More events may be listed on the official Bridgewater Hall website (see the information section at the end of this page).