The Bridgewater Hall

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester: Hours, Address, The Bridgewater Hall Reviews: 4.5/5

The Bridgewater Hall
4.5
Concerts • Operas • Architectural Buildings
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's international concert venue, built to give the best possible space for music. The Hall hosts over 250 performances a year including classical music, rock, pop, jazz, world music and much more. The Hall is home to three resident orchestras: the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata. The Hall also programmes its own classical music season, the International Concert Series. The Hall works with a range of promoters and charity hirers on other programming.
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2-3 hours
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How to get there
  • St Peter's Square • 4 min walk
  • Deansgate-Castlefield • 5 min walk
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Kebablover
Southport, UK348 contributions
May 2022
Apart from being a stunning venue, the purpose of this review is to say a huge thank you to Paul and the team for organising a refund from tickets purchased pre Covid. This is the second occasion I have requested to return tickets. Nothing is too much trouble.

Take note other venues and ticket sellers. Its not difficult to offer quality customer service. Or maybe it is?
Written 26 May 2022
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GlobeTrotting828973
Manchester, UK63 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Having visited the Hall several times over the years, we saw that backstage tours were available again after being cancelled during the pandemic. Our tour was led by Richard who had worked there since it opened. We learned the history behind the iconic concert hall, its structure, architecture and how the amazing acoustics are achieved. The 90 minute tour took us up several flights of stairs, behind the scenes and below ground. It was fascinating. Visitors should be aware there are a LOT of stairs (up and down) and no opportunity for a potty break during the tour. Would recommend.
Written 18 May 2022
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Healthtouch - Deirdre Carolina
London, UK288 contributions
Apr 2022
I was incredibly lucky to be taken to a concert at the Bridgwater Hall during a visit to Manchester.

The Halle Orchestra gave us a superb rendition of Holts - The Planets............. it was a lovely experience - huge orchestra - what a treat

The staff here were lovely, the bar was open and seating is generous
Written 23 April 2022
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Kay W
Sedbergh, UK259 contributions
Apr 2022
My first visit to this venue … & was impressed. Listened to Zucchero - for which the acoustics were excellent. Found access easy (don’t remember any steps), easy sloping floor, lots of leg room - very comfortable. We didn’t use the bar facilities so can’t comment there. Staff very friendly & helpful.
Written 22 April 2022
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Steve B
Worsley, UK492 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Saw 10cc and Heather Small in the space of 5 days! Both shows were excellent in this wonderful venue. Acoustically superb venue. We love coming here.
Written 6 April 2022
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Barry M
Bolton, UK483 contributions
Apr 2022
We decided to have a drink before the show which was Nathan carter and this was excellent however this was overshadowed by a tiny but significant thing. My drink was a coke with NO ice but it came with ice. I asked for the ice to be removed which it was but this left the drink very much short measured. I mentioned this but the attendant just turned away. NOT the start I needed hence the low score.
Written 3 April 2022
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Esmin07
Manchester, UK10 contributions
Jan 2022
Best experience whoever you go to see. I have been many many times and always come away satisfied. Looking forward to going again soon.
Written 12 February 2022
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Liz L
Northwich, UK69 contributions
Feb 2022
My partner and I went to see The Fisherman's Friends. Staff on the door friendly, helpful and efficient. The theatre was spotless.
Written 5 February 2022
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joanofarcLiverpool
LIVERPOOL15 contributions
Nov 2021
Great night. Drinks very overpriced. Drifters good. We went on a coach. With hindsight would have been wise to book a hotel for the night. Would go again but stay over next time.
Written 5 February 2022
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Chris_Sarah_Sophie
Manchester, UK11 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Whilst the concert was great and acoustics amazing a night out is more than that. Queuing 5 mins to be presented with a choice of red white or rose and a single lager in plastic glasses is far from what you expect in 2022. Home is a great example of what can be achieved. Concert 5* hospitality 1*.
Written 30 January 2022
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The Bridgewater Hall is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
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