Birmingham’s most iconic historic building - Town Hall
For more than 180 years, Town Hall has been a hub of civic and cultural life in Birmingham. From classical to comedy to rock to pop, it’s now one of the city’s most versatile venues.At 70 feet high, the Town Hall organ case is as tall as 2 double-decker buses standing end on end. The largest metal pipe is 35’ 3” long – the height of an average house.
Symphony Hall: An Acoustic Marvel
Symphony Hall is an architectural triumph and one of the world’s best concert acoustically. It’s built in the traditional shoebox shape of the great 19th century halls, but with innovations developed by renowned acoustic consultant Russell Johnson.
Many famous musicians including Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Grieg, Sibelius, Dvorák and Elgar were involved in the city’s famous musical festivals of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Famous premieres include Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, The Apostles, The Kingdom and The Music Makers.
There is a 90 minute Tour available to explore one of the world’s finest concert halls visited by over 11 million people.
See where the stars relax by visiting a dressing room. Learn about the world-famous acoustics and design. Find out some hidden secrets!
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