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Symphony Hall

Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA, England
+44 121 780 3333
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Wonderful Seal Concert

This is a great venue with excellent acoustics in the city centre. But disappointing when you try... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barbara W
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Wonderful Acoustics

This was my first visit here but it won't be my last. The venue is easily reached from New Street... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carol H
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Cheshire, UK
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Birmingham's world-famous acoustically refined 2262 capacity concert hall presents a diverse programme of jazz, world, folk, rock, pop and classical music concerts, organ recitals, spoken word, dance, family, educational and community performances each year, as well as conferences, graduation ceremonies, business meetings and major broadcasts.Symphony Hall is managed alongside sister venue Town Hall, by the registered charity Performances Birmingham Ltd, and is home to the Birmingham International Concert Season and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great acoustics” (77 reviews)
“classical music” (62 reviews)
“great venue” (185 reviews)
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Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great venue with excellent acoustics in the city centre. But disappointing when you try to but seats on the Ledge or in a Box and it seems they are all sold out....then you turn up and there are loads free...something not quite...More

Thank Barbara W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my first visit here but it won't be my last. The venue is easily reached from New Street Station. The concert was very enjoyable, the acoustics were excellent. Will be returning in November, if not before

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really friendly and professional staff! Very helpful. No complaints! Got served at the bar quickly. No delays. Only thing I’d say is there’s not much leg room inside.

Thank jas_1256
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great venue for music. However, the venue - and the surrounding parts - are really looking quite dated, and very “90s” in style. Could do with a refurb, which should include replacing the uncomfortable seats.

Thank MikeXRichards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife went to the symphony hall to see an opera evening which involved the city of Birmingham orchestra and 4 very talented opera singers playing and singing a selection of arias from some of the world's best opera's,a fantastic night was had

Thank murrayten
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Venue very organised clean and spacious. Drinks and service from staff great. Watched performance here and seating was not squashed and restricting like other places and felt comfortable throughiut

Thank sheezagood
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been to concerts here a few times before. A great venue and a wonderful concert Bax, Grieg and Elgar. A great day out.

Thank slabatts
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have visited this venue many times watching various artists, orchestras and comedians. It is a well run venue, the staff are always polite, it is always clean and tidy, the seats are generally really comfortable (depending on where you sit) and you always have...More

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had tickets bought as a present, the seats were high up and i suffer with vertigo.... the manager was 1st class and changed our seats without any extra charge in fact all the staff were very pleasant and helpful, made the whole experience a pleasure

Thank _jillsusan16
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see Viennese New Year, a lovely concert. The Symphony Hall has great acoustics, plenty of leg room & well designed. There is room for wheelchair users & staff are always helpful. My only criticism of the original design - a few more...More

Thank LadyStarlight71
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Sardar S
14 February 2018|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
No, but there are car parks close by.
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Paddywack55
23 October 2017|
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Response from EvaM221150 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, This concert hall is well designed, so you should be able to see from even the side lines! However, stall are best or just the first floor. Middle seats are also good. Best wishes Eva
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elizabethjum
29 August 2017|
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Response from c n | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is no dress code at Symphony Hall. The people you have seen dressed in dinner jackets and ball gowns would have been going to the Convention Centre which is on the right hand side of the atrium. Wear whatever you... More
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