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.

Sunday 2nd April 2023 7:00 pmDARREN HAYES
Thursday 6th April 2023 7:00 pmHenry Rollins: Good To See You 2023
Friday 14th April 2023 7:30 pmNadiya and Kai: Once Upon a Time
Friday 21st April 2023 7:00 pmBILLY OCEAN
Monday 1st May 2023 7:30 pmMike & The Mechanics Refueled!
Sunday 7th May 2023 7:00 pmPostmodern Jukebox
Thursday 11th May 2023 7:00 pmWhitney - Queen of the Night
Sunday 14th May 2023 7:30 pmJoe Satriani
Monday 15th May 2023 7:00 pmDebbie Harry and Chris Stein In Conversation
Saturday 20th May 2023 7:00 pmKatie Melua
Monday 12th June 2023 7:30 pmJuno Birch
Wednesday 14th June 2023 7:00 pmBonnie Raitt
Tuesday 1st August 2023 3:00 pmEncanto In Concert - the Film with Live Orchestra
Tuesday 5th September 2023 7:00 pmWilco
Thursday 14th September 2023 7:00 pmAlexander O'Neal
Monday 25th September 2023 7:00 pmThe Analogues
Sunday 8th October 2023 7:00 pmAlfie Boe
Tuesday 10th October 2023 7:00 pmHoward Jones
Thursday 19th October 2023 7:00 pmGabrielle: 30 Years of Dreaming
Friday 3rd November 2023 7:00 pmBeverley Knight
Tuesday 7th November 2023 7:00 pmNorah Jones
Friday 10th November 2023 7:00 pmJames Martin Live
Wednesday 15th November 2023 7:00 pmJohn Wilson & his Sinfonia of London
Saturday 18th November 2023 6:30 pmSuzi Quatro
Sunday 19th November 2023 7:30 pmExtra Time with Sue, Matt & Phil
Monday 27th November 2023 7:30 pmSophie Ellis Bextor
Friday 8th December 2023 7:30 pmLove Actually In Concert - The Film with Live Orchestra
Monday 11th December 2023 7:00 pmLeona Lewis
Tuesday 12th December 2023 7:00 pmThe Bootleg Beatles

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

Restaurants and places to eat and drink near Bridgewater Hall include:

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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