The Stoller Hall

Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA, UK

An active strand of family concerts, workshops and masterclasses; adult learning and discussion; close connections with music education across Greater Manchester; collaboration between professional and emerging artists. All of these things combine to make The Stoller Hall a place for music, for learning, for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, for those who wish to listen, for those who wish to watch, and for those who wish to play.

Current and forthcoming projects

We’re delighted to welcome the Stoller Hall Outreach Ensemble – a newly-formed ensemble of superb professional musicians, all committed to Chetham’s ethos of learning, collaboration and exchange with audiences of all ages.

The Outreach Ensemble will present an ongoing series of concerts specially devised for schools and families with children aged around 7 and upwards. Through musical excerpts, conversation, clues and practical activities, children will discover the magical world of music and how it plays its part in storytelling, mathematics and sport.

View the full range of School and Family concerts here!

Information for concert promoters

The Stoller Hall features an acoustically immaculate auditorium designed by Stephenson Studio and Arup Acoustics, with full technical, Front of House and Box Office support.

Promoters bringing artists to The Stoller Hall will benefit from:

  • A brand new, 482-seat auditorium with fully accessible facilities, VIP areas and spacious Atrium for refreshments, merchandising and pre-show events.
  • A state-of-the-art acoustic developed by Arup, creating the perfect space for chamber music, jazz, recitals, recordings, popular music or spoken word.
  • High quality, brand new PA and lighting with in-house technical support.
  • Inclusion in our season brochure and in local listings, with full Box Office provision and marketing support.
  • High quality backstage and rehearsal facilities for artists and crew.
    An intimate yet impressive setting providing a unique audience experience in the heart of Manchester.

North-West England

The Stoller Hall is an exceptional new concert venue based in Chetham’s School of Music, in the heart of Manchester in the UK.

Chetham’s has long identified the need for a high quality performance space, suited to the outstanding musical talent of its students.  Furthermore, the city of Manchester – whilst well endowed with music venues, ranging from the classical elegance of The Bridgewater Hall to the vibrant energy of Band on the Wall – lacked a space designed for chamber music, combining the intimacy of a small venue with impressive visual and acoustic design.

When Chetham’s New School Building opened in 2012, funding limitations meant that the planned concert hall existed only as a void.  Three years later, generous donations from the Stoller Charitable Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation turned the vision into reality, and building work began. On 21 April 2017 it opened its doors with a celebratory Opening Weekend, beginning with a live broadcast of BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and including performances by jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock, comedian Ted Robbins, and conductor Sir Mark Elder alongside an orchestra of student and professional musicians.

The Hall’s stunning architecture, designed by Stephenson STUDIO, resulted in a national RIBA Award in 2017, when it was named one of the 49 best new buildings in the country. Acoustics by Arup have set a standard described by Robert Beale for the Arts Desk as, ‘deliver(ing) the music as if every hearer is in the conductor’s shoes’.

The Stoller Hall is establishing a reputation as a home for professional touring artists and for Manchester’s musicians, in a vibrant programme of music and performance. Festivals, family and school concerts, new music, comedy, folk and jazz together offer something for every audience, and running through the programme is the ethos of learning, collaboration and exchange which have come to epitomise Chetham’s role in the city.

The Hall has also proven its worth as a centre for conferencing, rehearsals and recording, with a succession of high profile clients from the city’s cultural and business community. The Hall has its own entrance on Hunts Bank, superb technical facilities and boasts superb transport links, located directly opposite Victoria Station.

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Handel & Hendrix in London

+44 (0)20 7495 1685

25 Brook Street, London W1K, UK

Handel & Hendrix in London is dedicated to learning and education. We aim to promote knowledge, awareness and enjoyment of Handel, Hendrix and their music through inspiring, engaging, fun, creative and informative learning programmes.

Our historic buildings and new learning studio create the perfect platform for as wide an audience as possible to see, hear, do and learn. Find out more on our website.

Live music is an important part of what we do at Handel & Hendrix in London to bring to life the world of these two musical greats.

Rehearsals, masterclasses, talks, late night openings, and the weekly Baroque concert series celebrate both Handel and Hendrix’s London.

Many of the Baroque recitals taking place in the historic Music Room where Handel would rehearse his latest operas or oratorios with musicians and singers. You can find out more on the rehearsals that take place in Handel’s Music Room during regular opening hours here.

We are extremely grateful to the individuals, trusts and foundations for supporting Handel House.
Academy of Founders
Founding Patron
Co-operative Insurance Society

Founding Benefactor
Heritage Lottery Fund

Principal Benefactors
Foundation for Sport and the Arts
Fidelity Investments through the Fidelity Foundation
Horace W Goldsmith Foundation
In loving memory of Anne Gumerlock Lee
Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement
Blyth Watson Charitable Trust
Simon & Glennie Weil
The Welton Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation

Fellow Benefactors
The John Ellerman Foundation
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
The Sir John Fisher Foundation
The Golsoncott Foundation
Nicholas & Judith Goodison
The Kathleen Hannay Memorial Charity
Hubert James
Christopher & Phillida Purvis
Anthon & Diane Vonk
The Wolfson Foundation

Associate Benefactors
Richard & Diana Allan
Arthur Andersen
The John Coates Charitable Trust
Coudert Brothers, James B Sitrick
The Drapers’ Company
Simon Eccles
The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust
Donald & Jeanne Kahn
The Kohn Foundation
John Lewis Partnership
National Foundation for Youth Music
Pilkington Family Trusts
Giles Ridley
Seddons Solicitors
Hugh & Catherine Stevenson
John Studzinski
The Wilson Family Foundation

Charles & Miranda Alexander
Tom Bendhem
Gerry Byrne
John Chown
John S Cohen Foundation
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Fleming Family & Partners
Dr Gert-Rudolf Flick
J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust
The Grocers’ Charity
The Nancy Hadwen Charitable Trust
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Alexander Hamilton
The Idlewild Trust
The J P Jacobs Charitable Trust
The Jephcott Charitable Trust
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Brad Leissa
John H McFadden
Macmillan Publishers Ltd
The Stone Mallabar Foundation
The Parthenon Group
The Parthenon Trust
The Pilgrim Trust
The Rayne Foundation
Rothmans UK Holdings Ltd
Rothschild Trust Charities
David & Sandy Scholey
Michael & Mary Scott Morton
The Seymour Foundation
Michael & Rosemary Warburg
The Duke of Westminster
Mike & Kim Wilson

Major Donors to the Capital Project
The Heritage Lottery Fund
Sir Siegmund Warburg Voluntary Settlement
Garfield Weston Foundation
J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust
Linbury Trust
Adrian Frost
James and Laura Duncan
Mike and Caroline Howes
Supporters 2016-17
Handel House Circle
Jim and Laura Duncan
Adrian Frost
Simon and Glenda Weil

David Bailey
Michael and Caroline Howes
Michael Ridley

Sir Nicholas and Lady Goodison
Janine Rensch
Michael and Rosemary Warburg

Miranda Alexander
Richard and Diana Allan
Richard and Rosamund Bernays
Francis and Angela Chronnell
Laurence Cummings
The Hon Simon Eccles
John Galt
Jane Gibson
The Hon William and Mrs Gibson
Charles and Kaaren Hale
Charles Hindson
Daniel and Tamasin Hochberg
Richard Hopkin and Richard Clark
Mark Loveday
Lord and Lady Phillimore
The Hon Olga Polizzi
Sue Powell
Hamish and Carol Ritchie
Christopher and Phillida Purvis
George and Joy Sypert
Dr Christopher and Lady Juliet Tadgell
George and Patricia White

Handel’s American Circle
The Arthur L Loeb Foundation
Mary Deissler
Nancy Freudenthal
Ellen and John Harris
Robert and Rosslyn Hicks
Patricia Loveland
Mike and Kay McCarthy
Nicholas McGegan
Robert Ronus
Robert Shapiro
Robert Strassler

John Roberts
Sir Charles and Lady Mackerras
Ian Ivor Cane
D.H. de Carle
John Watkins

Grants and Foundations
The Heritage Lottery Fund

Ampelos Trust  (in honour of Ruth Rendell)
Anglo-American Charitable Foundation
Artisa Foundation
Barrington Foundation
Bircham Dyson Bell Charitable Trust
California Community Trust
Cecil Pilkington Charitable Trust
Charles and Carmen Hale Foundation
John Lyon’s Charity
Kathleen Hannay Memorial Charity
New York Community Trust
Olwen and Edwin Powell Award
The Segelman Trust

The mission of Handel & Hendrix in London is to promote knowledge, awareness and enjoyment of Handel and his music to as wide a public audience as possible.

We strive to inspire, educate and inform through the interpretation of the Georgian house at 25 Brook Street, where Handel lived and composed for 36 years, through live music performances, educational and outreach activities and collecting, exhibiting and interpreting objects related to Handel’s life and works.

In addition, we aim to promote the continuing and diverse musical and cultural heritage of 23 Brook Street through its association with Jimi Hendrix who lived here in the late 20th century.

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+44 (0)20 7638 8891

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, UK

A world-class arts and learning centre, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. 

We work with artists to create an innovative international programme that crosses art forms, collaborating with organisations from around the globe to give audiences opportunities to experience the work of acclaimed international companies and artists.

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Xiqu Centre

+852 2200 0022

88 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Located on the eastern edge of the West Kowloon Cultural District, at the junction of Canton Road and Austin Road, the Xiqu Centre is directly accessible from the Hong Kong West Kowloon Station (Express Rail Link) and Austin MTR station, and easy to reach by public transport from all parts of Hong Kong.

The building’s striking design, created by Revery Architecture (formerly Bing Thom Architects) and Ronald Lu & Partners, was inspired by traditional Chinese lanterns and blends traditional and contemporary elements to reflect the evolving nature of the art form. Stepping through the main entrance, shaped to resemble parted stage curtains, visitors are led directly into a lively atrium with a raised podium and space for presenting the rich and ancient culture of Chinese traditional theatre.

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Islington Assembly Hall

+44 (0)20 7527 8900

Upper Street, London, UK

Islington Assembly Hall is a Grade II listed live music venue and events space on Upper Street in London’s Islington.

Once the home of tea parties and variety shows, the historic building has adapted well to life in the 21st century, becoming an important venue in the capital’s exciting live music scene while continuing to provide for the local community.

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St George’s Hanover Square

+44 (0)20 7629 0874

The Vestry, 2A Mill Street, London, UK

St George’s, Hanover Square, is an Anglican church in the City of Westminster, central London, built in the early eighteenth century.

George Frideric Handel was a regular worshipper at St George’s, which is now one of the venues used by the annual London Handel Festival. St. George’s has a full-time professional choir and a strong choral tradition and is a venue for classical music concerts. The church is also one of the two main bases of the Orpheus Sinfonia, an orchestra of players recently graduated from music colleges.

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St George’s Hall, Liverpool

+44 (0)151 233 3020

St George's Pl, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Situated opposite Lime Street station, St George’s Hall provides a magnificent welcome to Liverpool, reflecting the pride and passion of the Victorians who built this land-mark venue.

The Hall can rightly claim to be the emotional heart of the region; it has been the spontaneous gathering place for the people of Liverpool in times of celebration, vigils and commemorations; important moments happen here, moments following the deaths of the Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison; the homecomings of Liverpool and Everton football teams after Cup Final victories; the Peoples’ Opening of our European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008, when Ringo played from the roof of the building to over 50,000 people.

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Leeds Town Hall

+44 113 376 0318

Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD, UK

Leeds Town Hall is the city’s landmark location.

The magnificent structure dominates the skyline at the centre of the city – which in turn is in the heart of the UK. Leeds’ favourite building, opened in 1858, hosts the best in classical music, gigs, comedy, film, festivals and more.

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Snape Maltings

+44 (0)1728 687100

Snape, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1SP, UK

Snape Maltings is a place of energy and inspiration – one of the world’s leading centres of music and a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty.

The creative campus is home to a year-round programme with a unique artistic model. Having grown out of the Aldeburgh Festival, it has realised founder Benjamin Britten’s vision for an international centre of music whose performance programme makes its mark on the world’s stage and which has artist development, learning and community inclusion as its creative engine.

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Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

+60 3-4047 9000

Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), a non-profit organisation, opened its doors in May 2005.

It has not only been a home to the arts community and a foster home for foreign troupes, but it has become the very lifeline that keeps the arts and cultural life in Malaysia breathing.

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Hackney Arts Centre

+44 (0)20 7422 7505

11-17 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH

Hackney Arts Centre is a multi-arts space for the 21st Century, with broad, global and open programming rooted in the highest quality artistic pursuit.

We seek to bring together the leading, rising and most important talents of all ages from various fields under one roof and provide a vital new home for them in London. HAC looks to become a primary venue in the city for audiences from all walks of life to meet, listen, watch, dance and enjoy all that artistic endeavour and creativity have to offer.

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Wiltshire Music Centre

+44 (0)1225 860 100

Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1DZ

Wiltshire Music Centre is a professional concert hall in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

Recognised nationally, the Centre attracts world-renowned performers from across the classical, world, contemporary, jazz and folk genres, including trumpeter Alison Balsom, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, folk artist Kathryn Tickell and jazz legend Courtney Pine to present over 150 concerts a year, involving more than 1,000 professional, community and young musicians.

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The Cobbe Collection

+44 (0)1483 211474

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Surrey GU4 7 RT

The Cobbe Collection includes the largest group of musical instruments owned or played by famous composers to be seen together anywhere in the world.

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+44 (0)300 6789 222

Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

The Roundhouse is a hub of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work and where young people can grow creatively as individuals.

We believe in the power of creativity to change lives. By giving young people the chance to engage with the arts through our music, media and performance projects, we inspire them to reach further, dream bigger and achieve more.

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Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Hong Kong Cultural Centre

+852 2734 2009

10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is a major performance facility based in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

Facilities include:

  • Concert Hall
  • Grand Theatre
  • Studio Theatre
  • Exhibition Gallery
  • Foyer Exhibition Areas
  • Rehearsal Rooms, Practice Rooms & Function Rooms

Located at Salisbury Road, it was built by the former Urban Council and, since 2000, has been administered by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government.


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Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

+44 (0)20 7439 0747

47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4HT

We are one of the oldest jazz clubs in the world.

We opened in 1959, and since that time have featured most of the legendary and popular names in modern jazz and jazz fusion.

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606 Club

+44 (0)20 7352 5953

90 Lots Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0QD

The 606 has been one of the busiest jazz clubs in Europe since 1976, featuring jazz, soul, groove, Latin, R&B, funk, gospel, blues and groove artists with live music 7 nights a week, plus Sunday lunches.

With a capacity of 120 seated, this intimate basement Club and restaurant is known for its ‘speakeasy’ atmosphere and has hosted many a future jazz star in their formative years, including Jason Rebello, Liane Carroll, Polly Gibbons and Jamie Cullum, who describes it as ‘London’s best music venue’.

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Alexandra Palace

+44 (0)208 365 2121

Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Opened in 1875, Alexandra Palace Theatre was a home for spectacle and wonder.

Now, after 80 years of slumber, something’s stirring at Ally Pally; this hidden gem is coming back to life.

Posted In  Theatres


Saffron Hall

+44 (0)845 548 7650

Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH

Saffron Hall is a venue like no other.

Since opening in 2013, we’ve won awards and gained critical acclaim for our superb acoustic and facilities.

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Sunderland Empire

High Street West, Sunderland, United Kingdom, SR1 3EX

Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone of what is now the Sunderland Empire on 29 September 1906 and took to the stage on 1 July 1907 to officially declare it open.

The theatre was masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Osward Stoll, but it was a third man, Richard Thornton, who bears far greater significance to the Sunderland Empire.

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