More music for more people.
Birmingham is a hive of culture. From music, to art, to dance, to food, our city is brimming with amazing creatives and independents. There are two venues that have stood the test of time and have been bringing exciting events to culture vultures from the West Midlands and beyond for decades. The iconic Town Hall, standing proud in Victoria Square, and the internationally renowned Symphony Hall, together bring culture alive in the city.
Introducing, Town Hall Symphony Hall.
Located in Victoria Square and Centenary Square respectively, Town Hall and Symphony Hall are two iconic, purpose-built concert halls, regularly hosting the very best names in music and comedy.
Across the two venues, Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH) welcome over 450,000 people a year through their doors to experience an eclectic array of events. With over 800 events each year, the venues are a lively member of Birmingham’s booming cultural scene and at the very heart of Birmingham life.
Birmingham’s Symphony Hall is widely considered to be one of the best concert halls in the world, and stepping through the doors to the hall itself, it easy to see why. Architecturally designed to provide the best acoustics, it is an impressive sight to behold. With a colossal reverberation chamber and a series of huge, concrete doors that can be opened to perfectly adjust the echo, the design is outstanding. An acoustic canopy that can be raised or lowered depending on the size of the ensemble and acoustic panels to reduce reverberation to make amplified sounds more clear, along with flexible staging, all help to tailor the space to the performer and provide the best experience possible for the audience.
Performers including Robert Plant, Katherine Ryan, Seal and Michael Kiwanuka have graced the stage recently, and along with hosting the best names in jazz, folk, rock, pop, world music and stand-up comedy, Symphony Hall is also home to the outstanding City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. BCSO give around 130 concerts a year in Birmingham, the UK and the rest of the world. Playing a wide range of music from classical to contemporary, film music and even symphonic disco, the talented musicians continually impress audiences of all ages. If you’re yet to see them perform, it’s a real must.
Just a short walk from Symphony Hall is its sister venue, Town Hall, which has been at the very centre of Birmingham life for over 180 years. As one of the city’s most versatile venues, Town Hall regularly hosts everything from comedy to rock, pop and classical music. Artists who have performed at Town Hall include David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Tony Iommi, Caitlin Moran and many, many more. Town Hall also recently held the second Birmingham Big Soul Night with Digbeth’s Northern Soul club The Night Owl, an event which saw the hall packed with revellers, reminiscent of the jazz all-nighters the hall used to hold.
On top of all this, Symphony Hall regularly hold community events, graduation ceremonies and conferences, playing an important role in the life of the city. Aside from the two venues, THSH also hold events in other spaces and independents around the city, including: Hare and Hounds, the Eastside Jazz Club at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and recently at The Paper Duck in Harborne.
So, if you’re looking for a slice of the cultural pie, look no further than an event at THSH, from rock to pop, to classical and comedy, there’ll be something for everyone. Or, if you’re looking for an awesome venue for your event, get in touch with them to find out more.
Now offering Independent Birmingham Members: £10 off the top two price bands to all Birmingham Classical performances AND exclusive discounts on selected rock, pop and entertainment shows throughout the year. For a full list of the performances you can enjoy an IBcard discount to, click here.
Terms and Conditions
To book tickets in advance, please call the Box Office via: 0121 780 333 and quote ‘Independent Birmingham’ (you’ll need to present a valid IBcard upon arrival to pick up the tickets), or simply head to the Box Office in person and present your IBcard when ordering. All ticket deals are per cardholder.
Birmingham Classical performances does not include: Jose Calleja or National Youth Orchestra performances.
For a full list of the performances you can enjoy an IBcard discount to, click here.