Symphony Hall Birmingham
17 reviews of Symphony Hall Birmingham in English
This is a great venue. The acoustics are perfect even when you are sat in the cheaper seats way up high & at the back like i was. My only moan is that the crowd at the bar during the interval was so big that i couldn't get served before the alarm went for the second half.
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As live music and comedy venues go, the Birmingham Symphony hall is reassuringly expensive. Like the newly refurbished Town Hall, the Symphony Hall offers comfort and style, as well as an exquisite sound fidelity you simply won't find in most venues of this size.
There are bars on each floor which are handy during intermissions, although they can get incredibly crowded if you take too long to get out of your seats.
The downstairs bar plays host to free, live jazz bands every Friday, which are a great way to start your weekend after a rough day at the office. All very chilled, no fuss and no attitude. Great stuff.
Comfy seats and good acoustics, this is a great venue. It’s located not far from Brindley place which is perfect for eating beforehand or drinking afterwards and is only a 10 minute walk from New Street Train Station. Air conditioned and always clean and calming.
A great venue and super concerts, though they are getting rather expensive. Have seen a wide variety of things there from jazz evenings to whole days there, children’s concerts, classical music of every type you could wish for. Over 60’s if you have a Passport to Leisure, then try it out for this venue.
A lovely venue for the city. Lots of choice for parking, theres plenty of space outside as well. It looks beautiful at night when it is all lit up. Close to bars for a drink after a concert. Amazing acoustics for any type of concert. Good view from nearly all of the seats. Comfortable seats.
This is an incredible venue with comfortable seats, lots of space and brilliant views of the stage from each section. I was literally back row of the gods and still had a clear view, on another visit I was in the stalls and the view was just as good. Light and airy, toilets weren’t too crowded either. Large airy “communal” area which has a very nice cafe, with lots of fresh food choices and quick service at reasonable prices. Everywhere is very well signposted so no danger of getting lost and enough bars that you’re not three deep at the interval. Acoustics are amazing too!
A fantastic theatre and some of the best acoustics I’ve ever witnessed. Even sat up in the gods there is a brilliant view of the stage due to the staggered seating arrangements and not a beat missed.
I have been to see a variety of productions at Symphony Hall, from comedians through to school productions via ballet and classical recitals. I have never had a problem with any of them.
The staff are very helpful, interval drinks easily available and the facilities have always been very clean.
The handy location, so close to Broad Street and Brindley Place means that the production can either be the end or just the beginning of a fun night out in Birmingham!
A fabulous venue - i was a regular there when taking music A Level as there was always something on that was worth watching.
There are several different halls where performances take place, and bars as well to sit and relax in pre-performance or post-performance.
Within easy walking distance of Broad Street and the town centre, this is one place where you could enjoy your show and thenperhaps nip to a few bars afterwards.
Gorgeous venue for watching live music acts; despite being encapsulated in a shiny modern building, the Symphony Hall itself is a lovely faux-deco room, with comfy seating and clear views of the stage.
Lovely venue that is the perfect place to catch a classical or jazz artist. The occaisional pop act makes it in, but there are only a couple of thousand seats, and most popular acts tend to choose other Birmingham venues.
The seating layout is odd, not banks of seats that you find in most venues, apparently it’s all for the acoustics…
For my latest birthday my partner took me out for a concert at the symphony hall. We had a wee bit of trouble getting there as the signposting wasn’t too good, but maybe that’s only us.
The Hall is very modern and has great acoustics, we went to see Holsts The Planets, performed by the Irish Youth orchstra. Fantastic night out. Prices were very reasonable.
Symphony hall hosts a plethora of events throughout the year. From Ballet, to pop, Jazz, events etc. The venue is spotless with plenty of bars and toilets on each level. It's free entry into the main area, where for example on friday night (January 11th) there was a skat/jazz/funky indie band playing in the reception area.
Following this I attended a performance of Swan Lake, performed by St Petersburg ballet. The seats (£35) were excellent, absolutely immaculate although were slightly obscured by a safety rail. The accoustics were great and the stage, lighting and effects were impressive. There was mix of people in attendance and all the staff were friendly, proffessional and helpful.
Definitely worth a visit on a special occasion
This is a very lovely venue for watching purposely built mainly classical concerts. It also usually puts on concerts from comedians and several musicians. It has got a massive parking space, which is quite costly even for the visitors. Ticket prices tend to be rather costly too. But all in all its not the kind of place i'd visit week in week out. I'd probably go once every year or so.
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