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 and the chaos of Deansgate Locks. 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 2,400. Facilities include a restaurant, café bar, and gift shop. Guided tours are available.
The hall is situated on Lower Mosley Street in Manchester city centre (postcode M2 3WS), opposite the Manchester Central convention centre (formerly GMEX). Car parks within easy walking distance include the NCP Manchester Central (M2 3GX), NCP Great Northern Warehouse 1 (postcode M3 4EE), and NCP Great Northern Warehouse 2 (postcode M3 4EE).
The closest Metrolink station is Deansgate-Castlefield (St Peter’s Square is also nearby). Manchester Oxford Road and Deansgate train stations are within easy walking distance. Visitors arriving at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Piccadilly can catch the free Metroshuttle bus to the Bridgewater Hall.
Events - What's On - Bridgewater Hall
A selection of upcoming shows and events at Bridgewater Hall are listed below. Tickets can be purchased here.
|Tuesday 19th February 2019 7:30 pm||Get Out - Film with Live Orchestra|
|Tuesday 19th February 2019 7:30 pm||Italian Job - Film with Orchestra|
|Sunday 24th February 2019 3:00 pm||Russell Watson|
|Saturday 2nd March 2019 3:00 pm||Anton and Erin- Dance Those Magical Musicals|
|Friday 8th March 2019 7:30 pm||Michael Starring Ben: the Magic of Michael Jackson|
|Sunday 10th March 2019 7:30 pm||10cc|
|Monday 11th March 2019 7:00 pm||Loreena McKennitt|
|Friday 15th March 2019 8:00 pm||Brit Floyd: Another Brick in the Wall 2019 - 40 Years of The Wall|
|Saturday 16th March 2019 7:30 pm||Sir Karl Jenkins: 75th Birthday Concert|
|Monday 18th March 2019 7:30 pm||Mike and the Mechanics - Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour 2019|
|Friday 22nd March 2019 7:30 pm||David Gray|
|Sunday 24th March 2019 7:00 pm||Gabrielle|
|Friday 29th March 2019 7:30 pm||Stewart Copeland Lights Up the Orchestra|
|Friday 5th April 2019 7:00 pm||An Evening with Alfie Boe|
|Sunday 7th April 2019 7:30 pm||Led Zeppelin Masters|
|Monday 8th April 2019 7:00 pm||An Evening with Alfie Boe|
|Friday 12th April 2019 7:00 pm||ABC|
|Monday 15th April 2019 6:30 pm||Pixar in Concert|
|Thursday 18th April 2019 7:30 pm||Back to the Future In Concert|
|Friday 19th April 2019 7:00 pm||Collabro|
|Friday 19th April 2019 7:00 pm||Collabro - Platinum|
|Wednesday 24th April 2019 7:30 pm||Rufus Wainwright - All These Poses Anniversary Tour 2019|
|Friday 26th April 2019 6:30 pm||The Goonies - Film with Live Orchestra|
|Saturday 27th April 2019 7:30 pm||Spectacular Classics|
|Monday 29th April 2019 7:00 pm||An Evening with Katherine Jenkins|
|Tuesday 30th April 2019 7:30 pm||Remembering The Movies|
|Saturday 4th May 2019 7:30 pm||Michael Ball - Coming Home To You Tour|
|Tuesday 7th May 2019 7:00 pm||The Kingdom Choir|
|Thursday 9th May 2019 7:00 pm||80's Symphonic Live|
|Tuesday 14th May 2019 6:30 pm||Marc Almond|
|Thursday 30th May 2019 7:00 pm||Howard Jones|
|Sunday 2nd June 2019 3:00 pm||The Best of John Williams|
|Sunday 9th June 2019 7:30 pm||Sophie Ellis-Bextor - the Song Diaries Uk Tour|
|Friday 14th June 2019 7:30 pm||Ministry of Sound - The Annual Classical|
|Thursday 27th June 2019 7:00 pm||Here Come The Boys|
|Monday 9th September 2019 7:00 pm||John Prine|
|Friday 13th September 2019 7:30 pm||Fastlove : A Tribute to George Michael|
|Monday 16th September 2019 7:00 pm||Ant Middleton - Mind Over Muscle|
|Friday 20th September 2019 7:00 pm||What's Love Got To Do With It?|
|Saturday 12th October 2019 7:30 pm||Last Night of the Autumn Proms|
|Friday 18th October 2019 7:30 pm||Licence To Thrill: the Music of Bond|
|Monday 4th November 2019 7:00 pm||Marillion with Friends From the Orchestra Live In 2019|
|Tuesday 26th November 2019 7:00 pm||Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited 2019|
|Wednesday 27th November 2019 6:00 pm||Love Actually - Film with Live Orchestra|
|Friday 13th December 2019 7:00 pm||The Bootleg Beatles|
More events may be listed on the official Bridgewater Hall website (see the information section at the end of this page).
Tourist attractions and things to do near Bridgewater Hall include:
- Hacienda (0.1 miles) - Legendary nightclub owned by Factory Records (now apartments)
- Deansgate Locks (0.2 miles) - Home to the Comedy Store and several bars and restaurants
- Great Northern (0.2 miles) - Entertainment and retail complex with cinema, bowling centre, casino, restaurants, and shops.
- Comedy Store Manchester (0.2 miles) - Comedy club at Deansgate Locks.
- Palace Theatre Manchester (0.2 miles) - One of the most popular theatres outside London.
- Manchester Art Gallery (0.3 miles) - Features numerous collections and galleries
- Opera House Manchester (0.3 miles) - Theatre in Manchester hosting West End shows and musicals.
- MOSI – Museum of Science and Industry (0.4 miles) - The city's largest museum
- Royal Exchange Theatre (0.5 miles) - Home of Manchester’s leading theatre company.
Cinemas near Bridgewater Hall include:
- Odeon Manchester Great Northern (0.2 miles) - 16-screen cinema at the Great Northern complex.
Places to shop near Bridgewater Hall include:
- The Avenue (0.3 miles) - Shopping centre in Spinningfields
Restaurants and places to eat and drink near Bridgewater Hall include:
- Gorilla (0.2 miles)
- Evuna Deansgate (0.2 miles)
- Albert's Schloss (0.2 miles)
- Don Marco (0.2 miles)
- Red's True Barbeque (0.2 miles)
- Try Thai (0.3 miles)
- Teppanyaki Chinatown (0.3 miles)
- Croma (0.3 miles)
- Australasia (0.4 miles)
- Rump N Ribs (0.4 miles)
- Fazenda (0.4 miles) - Brazilian steakhouse at Spinningfields. Skewers of meat are brought to your table. Close to the John Rylands Library, Manchester Opera House, Great Northern, and the People’s History Museum.
- La Vina (0.4 miles)
- Dukes 92 (0.4 miles)
- El Gato Negro (0.4 miles)
- Albert's Shed (0.4 miles)
- Mr Thomas's Chop House (0.4 miles)
- Grand Pacific (0.4 miles)
- Tattu (0.4 miles)
- Sapporo Teppanyaki (0.4 miles)
- The Alchemist (0.4 miles)
- Manchester House (0.4 miles)
- Sam's Chop House (0.4 miles)
- Chaophraya (0.4 miles)
- The Wharf (0.5 miles)
- Gaucho (0.5 miles)
- Annies (0.5 miles)
Hotels near Bridgewater Hall include:
- Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre (0.1 miles)
- Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester (0.2 miles)
- Novotel Manchester Centre (0.2 miles)
- The Principal Manchester (0.2 miles)
- Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre (0.3 miles)
- Roomzzz Manchester City (0.3 miles)
- Arora Hotel Manchester (0.3 miles)
- The Townhouse Manchester (0.3 miles)
- Hilton Manchester Deansgate (0.3 miles)
- New Union Hotel (0.3 miles)
- The Ox (0.3 miles)
- King Street Townhouse (0.3 miles)
- Le Ville Hotel (0.4 miles)
- Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel (0.4 miles)
- Castlefield Hotel (0.4 miles)
- Great John Street Hotel (0.4 miles)
- Innside Manchester (0.4 miles)
- Hotel Gotham (0.4 miles)
- Pendulum Hotel (0.4 miles)
- Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange (0.5 miles)
- Velvet (0.5 miles)
Nearby Transport Links
Transport links near Bridgewater Hall include:
- Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station (0.5 miles) - Bus station in the Piccadilly area of Manchester.
Nearby Train Stations
Train stations near Bridgewater Hall include:
- Manchester Oxford Road Train Station (0.2 miles) - Train station on Oxford Road. Close to the Palace Theatre.
- Deansgate Train Station (0.2 miles) - Train station near Manchester Central.
Nearby Metrolink Stations
Metrolink stations near Bridgewater Hall include:
- Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink Station (0.2 miles) - Interchange station in Manchester city centre.
- St Peter’s Square Metrolink Station (0.2 miles) - Metrolink station on St Peter's Square in Manchester city centre.
- Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink Station (0.5 miles) - Metrolink station in Manchester city centre.
Map showing location of Bridgewater Hall.
Address and postcode
Lower Mosley Street