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Just wondering what the many of the UK's concert halls look like?

First up - Birmingham's Symphony Hall









Birmingham Town Hall







 

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^^ Lush!

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (Built 1996 - Capacity 2,400)








Recently hosted 2 nights of Elbow & The Halle Orchestra (I was sat behind the orchestra and managed to get a set list! Wonderful night & venue)


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Good idea nice pictures.:cheers:
 

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All look stunning so far. Interesting that the Edinburgh ones are both round, which is quite unusual...

Sheffield City Hall (Oval Hall) - 2,271


 

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Wow thanks for the postings.:cheers:
 

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Bristol Colston Hall - in the middle of extensive refurbishment although the Hall itself is staying open.





And the new Foyer for the Colston Hall - opening later this year.

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Bristol Colston Hall . Great pictures
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Indeed, it's pretty fantastic isn't it. An organ is really the only thing missing from SCH. It has another hall of 500 capacity, a ballroom (with a sprung dance floor, for all the oldies ;)), and the main auditorium has an 'angels chorus' to allow a hidden choir to sing into the hall.

On another note, where is it that has a really modernist, 60's concert hall? Is it coventry?
 

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Cov has the Belgravia, but i though that was more of a theatre than a concert hall.



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Nah, that's not the one I was thinking of. Can't for the life of me remember where it is, but it was some pretty cool modernist building. Under threat of demolition or something IIRC...
 

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It's Nottingham Royal Concert Hall I was thinking of. Absolutely stunning inside:



Dunno where I got the demolition bit from though :dunno:
 

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It's not being demolished! :) And it's from the early eighties, not the 60s. Opened in 1982. Seats 2499.



(Image from ElStruthio on Flickr)

Theatre Royal in the foreground, Royal Concert Hall in the background:



Nottingham's other leading concert hall is the Albert Hall (seats 700):



(Image by Danz (of this parish) on Flickr)



(Image by Steve Cadman on Flickr)

 

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South Bank Centre - London UK
 

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Shakespeare's Globe
 

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All look stunning so far. Interesting that the Edinburgh ones are both round, which is quite unusual...

Sheffield City Hall (Oval Hall) - 2,271


yeah sheffield city hall is great concert venue and home to manor operatic pantomime which is such a privillage to work in the venue
 
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