Everybody is welcome at The Bridgewater Hall, whatever your age, background, or interests. From song writing workshops to bespoke concerts, we offer a wide range of performance opportunities and creative projects throughout the year. Keep visiting the website and follow us on social media to find out how you can get involved!  

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

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. More Info

Pre-concert talks

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

Songs and Scones

Relaxed concerts bring people at risk of loneliness and isolation together over a cup of tea, a scone and joyous live performances from professional musicians More Info

Foyer Performances

Live at Lunchtime 

Live at Lunchtime is an annual series of free, lunchtime performances running from May to September. It is dedicated to being a platform for talented musicians of all ages and genres, and we work with organisations from across the region to select performers. In addition, we also welcome independent applications direct from performers for the series. 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. 

Interested in performing at the Hall?

Our Learning & Participation team begin to plan the programme in October each year, in time for the following summer series of Live at Lunchtime, and will contact artists they’re interested in showcasing. The Live at Lunchtime series aims to provide a varied programme of performances to suit all tastes and musical backgrounds. We’re committed to showcasing artists who are traditionally under-represented in the industry.

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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.


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