Manchester's prestigious new concert hall opened in September 1996 and since its opening has continued to receive plaudits from artists and audiences alike for its stunning design and marvellous acoustic.
In March 1998, The Bridgewater Hall was named winner of a Civic Trust Special Award, given for the new building which has done the most to enhance the appearance of a city centre. The judges praised the Hall for making 'a magnificent statement on the role of music in the cultural life of Manchester and contributing a new focal point to the city.
The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's £42 million state-of-the-art international concert venue. It is the home of the city's renowned Hallé Orchestra and the main performance base for the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata. The Hall also plays host to series of concerts by visiting International Orchestras and Celebrity Recitalists and offers an extensive Light Entertainment programme including comedy, jazz and popular music and workshops and community events
The Hall itself is an architecturally stunning addition to the Manchester skyline. Inside, The Bridgewater Hall`s magnificent Marcussen pipe organ dominates the surprisingly intimate 2340-seat auditorium, whilst outside, the spectacular glass prow overlooks a newly-created canal basin.
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