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The Bridgewater Hall

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Backstage Tour

The tour lasts for about one and a half hours and our group was about 30 people. It gives a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jack H
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
Great venue

Attended many various events at the Bridgewater Hall. Can't fault the venue itself for musical... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kopel
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's international concert venue, built to give the best possible space for music. The Hall hosts over 250 performances a year including classical music, rock, pop, jazz, world music and much more. The Hall is home to...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour lasts for about one and a half hours and our group was about 30 people. It gives a fascinating insight into the building itself and you get to see the bits that the audience does not see. Very enjoyable and interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jack H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Attended many various events at the Bridgewater Hall. Can't fault the venue itself for musical events.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kopel
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great show we enjoyed every moment of if and would book to see them again if they come back .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great night listening to music from Hans Zimmer and John Williams. First visit to Bridgewater Hall, very good venue with good seating and views of the orchestra. Will visit again

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Howard J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous venue with great acoustics. Plenty of leg room and all seats facing the stage. My only criticism is that we had to line up outside in the rain to have our bags rummaged through. If they don’t want to do this inside, then at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank prueclark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see The Nutcracker which was very good. We were right up in the gallery which was 4 flights up but easy using the lift.The stairs going down to our seats were very steep and it felt very dangerous for us older folk. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank geraldw27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour! Sadly may be the last. Can’t quite believe my first heartthrob,P J Proby, (Jim) is still going strong at 80!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful building. lifts to every level, enabling those with mobility issues to access the entire building with ease. staff very helpful and accommodating. bars available on every level.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I bought my tickets to James Bond ‘Casino Royale in concert’ as a present for the whole family for Christmas, my father is a massive Bond fan and I thought this would be a great new way to experience the films. They did not disappoint....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LadyPoole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The theatre is comfortable, roomy, relaxing and many other words describe how superb this venue is. But, We went to see Glenn Miller Orchestra on Sunday 6th Jan 2019. Brilliant band, fantastic vocals, but the selection of music was very disappointing. We went to listen...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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keeleyw_11
January 20, 2019|
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Response from bluecheshire2018 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure most people like the stalls however our choice for the best view is the back row ( N ) of the circle there is no restrictive views from there and you are looking down onto the stage rather than up and up close in... More
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Michelle P
December 25, 2018|
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Response from Angela F | Reviewed this property |
You need to phone the Bridgewater and ask them as it’s specific for your booking.
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November 16, 2017|
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exactly agree with the previous comments
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Tinker666
Wincanton, United Kingdom
Hotel and parking nr bridgewater hall (7 Replies)
Hi, I'm looking for accommodation near Bridgewater hall, also for overnight and daytime parking. Any good budget hotels around there please? It's hubbys birthday so a nice restaurant recommendation near by would be great Tia x
August 10, 2016|
Response fromedinem|
There's a Premier Inn practically next door (Manchester Central PI) and Jury's Inn on the other side. If you want to push the budget then The Midland is across the road and isn't always as expensive as you might expect. Then there's also Premier Inn Manchester City Centre Portland Street, a Novotel and an IBIS on Portland Street which aren't far away. Define "nice restaurant" in terms of type of cuisine, style and budget (e.g. typical main course price per person) to help us out on that one.
Mlambrin
Bridgewater hall seating (5 Replies)
Hello, I'll be attending a concert at the bridgewater hall in March (will actually be my first time in the UK). The tickets I purchased are for "stalls B" "t-29, t-30". I'm having a hard time seeing where this would be on the seating chart, if anybody familiar with the seating plan could show me approximately where this would be. Thank you very much.
December 04, 2014|
Response fromchesterbuff|
You'll be fine no matter where you are for seeing and hearing. Wonderful venue . For optimum acoustics they change the baffles on the walls according to type of concert, size of group/ orchestra that night.
PantsCat
Manchester UK
Bridgewater Hall Seating Advice (4 Replies)
Hi there, I'm looking to buy tickets for the Bridgewater Hall; has anyone ever been and can advise on the view from the Side Gallery (left or right)? They don't look like great seats, but maybe it's a small venue? I'm wary about spending so much money and not being able to see. Thanks for your help Jill
April 11, 2014|
Response fromKWUK|
We've been to Bridgewater Hall quite a lot, but (so far) not sat in Side Gallery. The seating plans are diagramatic instead of being an accurate plan of what is exactly where. By coincidence - Last night I booked seats in the Side Gallery for an almost sold-out concert. No other option really. I'm expecting an extreme side view of the stage from well above, with the side gallery almost overlapping & parallel to the side stage and orchestra. Reasonably near to the stage and probably...More