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“Concert - Amazing!”
Review of Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall
Ranked #2 of 288 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Birmingham's world-famous acoustically refined 2262 capacity concert hall presents a diverse programme of jazz, world, folk, rock, pop and classical music concerts, organ recitals, spoken word, dance, family, educational and community performances each year, as well as conferences, graduation ceremonies, business meetings and major broadcasts.Symphony Hall is managed alongside sister venue Town Hall, by the registered charity Performances Birmingham Ltd, and is home to the Birmingham International Concert Season and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Reviewed 7 July 2014

If you ever get the chance to go to The Symphony Hall you must go! From the fantastic box office staff to the acustics and the intimate comfortable chairs and amazing atmosphere. I have been many times to see comedians and music. This is without a doubt a venue to never forget! Can't wait to go again.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This is a must as a musical venue a lovely relaxed evening listening to Steve Harley with full orchestra & choir

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Beautiful interior, fabulous acoustics, comfortable seats, easy parking, good rail access, plenty of places to eat and drink nearby.

This is up there with the Royal Albert Hall for a fabulous venue.

St Mathews Passion with seats in the upper upper circle, good view and wonderful sound.

Bonnie Rait circle seats and GREAT.

Michael Nyman with the Battleship Potemkin on screen and his live band playing his new composition to accompany it - outstanding experience.

Dweezil Zappa seats very close to the stage, great view and wonderful sound again.

Whenever I go there I'm impressed by the venue ~ some of the acts were not as good as the venue :-)

1  Thank BoogieBopBruce
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Went to a recent Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel concert here and was initially very impressed on arrival at its contemporary styling & beauty. We had booked tickets on the front row of the lower circle, expecting it to afford the best view of the concert, as it normally does at many traditional theatres. Unfortunately, the lower circle is shaped like a Scalextric track (You over 50s know what I mean) resulting in the front of the circle being as far away from the stage as the very rear stalls - rather disappointing, if I'm being honest. As a result, it could have been Steve Harley or Gazza stood on stage, as far as my own eyesight was concerned. Fortunately, Gazza's version of "Sebastian" isn't that memorable, so I knew from the sound that it must be Steve Harley stood 50 yards away from me, after all.

Other design glitches that struck me were:

- the fact that even on the front row, we were sat at an angle to the main stage. Very irritating

- the main toilets are located quite some distance from the main auditorium back down on the main ground floor level - so make sure you don't leave it until too late to go!

As for me, I'll be getting front stall tickets next time...
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2  Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

If you get the opportunity to hear one of your favourite musical acts at Symphony Hall grab it with both hands. The sound is world renowned and the venue is intimate compared to so many including the NIA and LG Arena (NEC)

1  Thank Andrew T
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