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.

Tuesday 25th June 2024 7:30 pmNadiya and Kai Behind the Magic
Thursday 27th June 2024 7:00 pmMichael Starring Ben
Sunday 30th June 2024 7:30 pmLayton and Nikita Live
Monday 1st July 2024 7:30 pmLea Salonga - Stage, Screen & Everything in Between
Tuesday 9th July 2024 6:30 pmAn Evening with David Sedaris
Tuesday 3rd September 2024 7:30 pmSpider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse - Live In Concert
Saturday 7th September 2024 7:00 pmFisherman's Friends
Tuesday 10th September 2024 7:30 pmLittle Big Town
Saturday 14th September 2024 7:00 pmMarc Almond
Sunday 15th September 2024 7:30 pmCelebrating Meat Loaf featuring the Neverland Express
Monday 16th September 2024 7:00 pmDavid Essex
Sunday 20th October 2024 7:00 pmSteve Hackett- Genesis Greats, Lamb Highlights and Solo
Monday 21st October 2024 7:30 pmTwilight In Concert: The Film With Live Band
Tuesday 22nd October 2024 7:30 pmMike Oldfield's Tubular Bells: The 50th Anniversary Tour
Monday 28th October 2024 7:00 pmThe Pretenders
Tuesday 29th October 2024 7:00 pmIl Divo
Friday 1st November 2024 7:30 pmKenny Thomas - The Outstanding Greatest Hits Tour
Monday 4th November 2024 7:00 pmMax Richter World Tour
Monday 11th November 2024 7:00 pmJamie Cullum
Monday 25th November 2024 7:00 pmBellowhead
Friday 6th December 2024 7:30 pmThe Holiday: the Film with Live Orchestra
Tuesday 10th December 2024 7:30 pmThe Bootleg Beatles
Wednesday 18th December 2024 7:30 pmLove Actually: the Film with Live Orchestra
Friday 7th February 2025 7:30 pmAvatar - The Last Airbender - Film With Live Orchestra
Friday 28th February 2025 6:30 pmJames Martin Live
Sunday 9th March 2025 7:30 pmMike and The Mechanics: Looking Back - Living the Years 2025 Tour
Friday 2nd May 2025 7:30 pmGo West - Celebrating 40 Years of Self-titled album.
Monday 5th May 2025 7:30 pmThe Australian Bee Gees Show: Feel the Fever - Again
Sunday 1st June 2025 7:30 pmWhitney - Queen of the Night

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 Restaurants

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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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