The Bridgewater Hall is an international concert venue in Manchester city centre, England. It cost around £42 million to build and currently hosts over 250 performances a year.
The hall is home to the The Hallé orchestra, the UK's oldest extant symphony orchestra, and is the primary concert venue for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The building sits on a bed of 280 springs, which help reduce external noise.
The venue is named after the Third Duke of Bridgewater who commissioned the eponymous Bridgewater Canal that crosses Manchester, although the hall is situated on a specially constructed arm of the Rochdale Canal.
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... Since its opening on 11 September 1996, it has been the home of the Hallé Orchestra, the Hallé Choir and the Manchester Boys Choir, and is a regular venue for concerts ... From September 2002 it has been home to the Hallé Youth Orchestra and Youth Choir, founded for musicians under the age of nineteen who are not in full-time musical education ... As well as concerts, the Bridgewater Hall hosts conferences and events for external parties such as annual presentation evenings ...
... into a small canal basin behind the Bridgewater Hall. 53.475716°N 2.245764°W / 53.475716 -2.245764 (Stop Lock) Bridgewater Hall Basin 53°28′32″N 2°14′43″W / 53.475582°N 2.245167°W / 53.475582 -2.245167 (Bridg ...
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