Everybody is welcome at The Bridgewater Hall, whatever your age, background or interests. We offer a programme of performances, performance opportunities, workshops and creative projects throughout the year. Keep visiting the website, follow us on social media, or ask to receive e-bulletins to find out what’s happening.

Regular Activities & Workshops

The Bridgewater Hall Singers

A lunchtime singing group led by Simply Singing and meeting fortnightly – join in and sing for pleasure in your lunch break or on a trip into town. Find your voice in a fun, informal environment where everybody is welcome – with no auditions, no prior expectations, and no need to read music. More Info

Bee Vocal Choir

Are you 18 years and over? Are you or have you previously experienced mental health difficulties? If so join Bee Vocal Choir and find fun, friendship and a voice through song.

Bee Vocal Choir are on temporary break due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. They will be re-launching in Spring 2022, so watch this space! More Info

Streetwise Opera

Let your inner light shine through the performing arts, with these inspiring and empowering singing workshops aimed at anyone recovering from homelessness. More Info

Guided Tours

Why not try a tour of The Bridgewater Hall? Join an expert guide to discover what goes on in the hidden spaces of this magnificent concert hall, with a special focus on the areas which interest you most. More Info

Pre-concert talks

We offer regular pre-concert talks, and more in-depth adult learning opportunities including study days, masterclasses and creative projects. Visit our What’s On section to see all upcoming adult events, including pre-concert talks and events led by our resident orchestras.

Foyer Performances

Live at Lunchtime

A series of free, lunchtime performances in the Stalls Foyer from May to September each year. The programme presents a diverse range of classical, jazz, contemporary and world music with an emphasis on emerging artists of all ages from in and around Manchester. The music starts at 12.45pm, all are free to attend and most performances do not require booking – please check the What’s On guide for up to date details.

Community Groups & Charities

Charities, CICs and voluntary groups working with communities in Greater Manchester can now register for our Community Membership programme. Community Members benefit from free and discounted tickets for International Concert Series performances and other concerts, reduced price tours of the building, invitations to participate in activities and special events at the Hall. It’s free to join, and there are no obligations. Contact Learning for more details, or register your group here.

Special Projects

HB Cares Preparation for Employment Programme

The Bridgewater Hall Community Education Trust, HelmsBriscoe and Space4Autism are delighted to launch the HB Cares Preparation for Employment Programme, an important project designed to help change the lives of young people with autism in the North West. More Info


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