Concert halls

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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Barbican

+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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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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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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Royal Albert Hall

+44 (0)20 7589 3203

Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College Road, London, United Kingdom

The Royal Albert Hall has been hosting the world’s leading figures in music, dance, sport and politics since opening in 1871.

Over 1.7 million people enjoy live experiences here every year with millions more experiencing our events through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.

The Hall is a registered charity held in trust for the nation’s benefit.

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St John’s Smith Square

+44 (0) 20 7222 1061

St John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

A unique music venue in central London and a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture, St John’s was designed and built by Thomas Archer and has survived fire, lightning, bomb plots and the Blitz.

The beauty of the building is matched by an exceptional acoustic and from its restoration as both church and concert hall in the late 1960s, St John’s has presented some of the finest classical talent in a programme featuring choirs, chamber orchestras and period instrument groups.

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St Cecilia’s Hall

+44 131 650 2600

St. Cecilia's Hall, The University of Edinburgh, 50 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, UK

St. Cecilia’s Hall is the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland, house of one the world’s most important collections of historic musical instruments.

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Regent Hall

+44 (0)207 367 4500

Oxford Street, London, UK

The Regent Hall is a Salvation Army centre on London’s Oxford Street.

It is one of the oldest centres in London, having been founded by the founder of the army, William Booth, in 1882. The church is known as the “Rink”, because it was formerly a skating rink. The hall is known for its music, both for its own brass band, which tours internationally, its high-standard choral music, and as a venue for visiting artists.

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Steinway Hall New York

+1 (0)212 246 1100

1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States

The legacy of New York City’s Steinway Hall is long and storied.

For a century and a half, the floors of Steinway Hall—which has lived in three distinct locations throughout its existence—have rung with the footsteps of some of the greatest names in piano history. They’ve also welcomed countless lesser-known artists, students, composers, teachers, parents, children, critics, researchers, technicians, and tourists.

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Steinway Hall London

+44 (0)20 7487 3391

44 Marylebone Lane, London, United Kingdom

Steinway Hall, London is the main centre for Steinway & Sons UK.

Our first London showroom was established on Wigmore Street in 1875. Today, we reside not far away on Marylebone Lane. Here we house our piano showroom and Hall of Fame, recital room, practice facilities and administrative offices.

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Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

+44 115 989 5555

Nottingham, United Kingdom

With over half a million visitors every year, the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham are two of the UK’s most successful touring venues, leading the way for arts and entertainment in the East Midlands region.

Our diverse programme of events includes internationally renowned orchestras, the highest quality ballet, contemporary dance, opera and touring drama alongside West End musicals, family shows, stand-up comedy and rock and pop music. Also offering a wide range of workshops and projects involving the local community, free foyer performances, backstage tours, conference and meeting facilities, plus our bustling café bar and restaurant.

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Glasgow Concert Halls

+44 (0)141 353 8000

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Located in the heart of the city, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is one of Scotland’s most prestigious venues and world renowned classical, jazz, pop, rock and folk artists take to its stages for nearly 250 performances each year.

City Halls
Glasgow’s oldest purpose-built performance space has been entertaining visitors since 1841. No matter which concert you choose, from orchestral to the more intimate recital, the sound in our Grand Hall will be breath-taking.
Old Fruitmarket

Hidden from view in the city’s Merchant City cultural district and next to our very own City Halls, the Old Fruitmarket has kept all of its period charm, including its lofty vaulted roof, cast iron columns and balcony. Prepare to be stunned by its beauty and unique atmosphere.

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Symphony Hall Birmingham

+44 (0)121 780 3333

Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

West Midlands

Widely considered one of the finest concert halls in the world, Symphony Hall Birmingham sits in the heart of the city centre and, as well as being home to the CBSO, hosts the best in jazz, world music, folk, rock, pop and stand-up.

The Hall also plays an important role in the life of the region and is regularly used for community events, graduation ceremonies and conferences.

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Cadogan Hall

+44 20 7730 4500

5 Sloane Terrace, London, United Kingdom

Set in a fantastic location in the heart of Chelsea, Cadogan Hall has become one of London’s leading venues.

The Hall’s 950 seats, excellent acoustic and luxurious surroundings make it the first choice for some of the UK’s top orchestras, including the Hall’s resident orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, as well as a favourite London destination for international touring orchestras.

Cadogan Hall is the chosen venue for the world-famous BBC Proms Chamber Music Series and also offers a vibrant selection of contemporary, jazz, folk and world music events as well as talks, debates and conferences.

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Wigmore Hall

+44 (0)20 7935 2141

36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP, United Kingdom

Wigmore Hall Learning

For over 20 years, Wigmore Hall's renowned Learning programme has been giving people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities opportunities to take part in music-making, engaging a broad and diverse audience through innovative creative projects, concerts, events and online resources.

Working in collaboration with a range of community, health, social care and education organisations, the Learning programme comprises Schools and Early Years, Community (including Music for Life, our programme for people living with dementia and their care staff), Family, Young People and Behind the Music, an extensive study programme.

London

Wigmore Hall, one of the world’s great concert halls, specialises in chamber and instrumental music, early music and song.

Having recently celebrated its 115th Birthday, Wigmore Hall is livelier than ever, offering music-making of outstanding quality and an array of activities in the broader community. With its infectious sense of adventure, it consistently captures the public imagination and broadens its audiences’ horizons.

Wigmore Hall’s focus is on great musical works, best experienced with a powerful sense of immediacy. The repertoire extends 250 years on either side of Beethoven (born 1770) – from the Renaissance to contemporary jazz and new commissions from today’s most exciting composers.

Bringing this music to life are the world’s most sought-after soloists and chamber musicians. Wigmore Hall also provides a showcase for exceptional young artists – some making their professional London debuts – and remains an essential platform as their careers flourish.

Discreetly nestled in Central London, the Hall – renowned for its intimacy, crystalline acoustic and beautiful interior complete with an Arts and Crafts cupola above the stage – has a capacity of 552 seats but draws in audiences from far and wide through its enterprising use of digital media and its ambitious Learning programme; these go beyond concert audiences to embrace schools, nurseries, hospitals, community centres and care homes.

Since 2005, the Hall has grown attendance across its entire programme by over 60 percent. All in all, it now presents over 460 concerts each year, selling a total of 200,000 tickets, and stages as many Learning events. Wigmore Hall plays host to a biennial International Song Competition and a triennial International String Quartet Competition, drawing exceptionally talented young musicians from around the world keen to embark on significant recital careers. Wigmore Hall attracts a diverse range of audiences with the lowest ticket for every evening concert in its series priced at £15 or less. Its subsidised ticket scheme for people under 35 goes from strength to strength and free tickets are also offered to young people aged 8-25 through its Chamber Zone initiative in collaboration with CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.

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