Town Hall Birmingham
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5 reviews of Town Hall Birmingham in English
A great building with a history (Liszt played there amongst others), and recently given a much – needed refurbishment. It is especially excellent for smaller concerts – piano recitals etc. – which can feel a bit lost in the vastness of Symphony Hall.
My only quibble is the back of the stage, which looks so bare it would put a school hall to shame! Especially amongst the elaborately decorated ceiling and organ pipes. Could not something be done to liven it up? Obviously not Tate Modern rubbish, something in keeping with the rest of the building!
Ever since Birmingham Town Hall underwent a colossal £35m refurbishment, which completed in 2007, its profile as a upscale live entertainment venue has continued to grow. Playing host to a great plethora of classical, live comedy and world music events, the Town Hall has shared duties with its sister venue at the nearby Symphony Hall.
I recently attended a Rhod Gilbert show along with a small party, and observed that the money had been very well spent on overhauling the Town Hall. As magnificent inside as it is outside, the grade 1 listed venue boasts excellent acoustics and a top-notch sound system, and the whole place is luxuriously furnished and decorated.
My only real issue with the place was how tightly packed the rows of seating were, since for anyone with legs as long and shoulders as broad as my own, sitting without fidgeting throughout the event may prove entirely problematic. I found my back started to hurt due to my awkward seating posture, and while I would have liked to get up and stretch my legs at times, just the thought of trying to make my way through the other awkwardly-perched concert goes only to have to come back again made me grin and bear the pain through to the interval.
The man selling traditional (-ly expensive) pots of cornish ice cream in between halves of the show is a nice touch. All in all, the Town Hall provides a classy - if at times uncomfortable - live entertainment experience.
Went here recently for the Nick Drake Tribute. Had been looking for a concert that was showing as I really wanted to see what the venue would be like. It’s just as good as I imagined as well. Comfy seats well air conditioned made for a really enjoyable experience.. acoustics were good as well sounded brill!
A large building in the middle of Birmingham, used for concerts and meetings. The history of the place is particularly interesting, as is its classical architecture -- the exterior is especially impressive.
Birmingham Town Hall has only recently reopened after major refurbishment work, so as one might expect it’s in tip-top condition now. The acoustics are excellent and it can seat over 1,000 people in comfort, making it smaller and more intimate than, say, the Symphony Hall.
Back-stage is a bit of a rabbit warren and the dressing-rooms are surprisingly small. But again, all the facilities you would expect are there. The staff are friendly and helpful too.
All in all, this is a great venue, and certainly comes with a warm recommendation.
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