Birmingham Town Hall & Symphony Hall

« Birmingham Symphony Hall has one of the very best acoustics in the world, one of very few to provide resonant warmth (almost to the level of a stone church) at the same time as having so much clarity that your ear can pick out clearly the timbre of any individual instrument of your choice. »
David Karlin, May 2015
August 2017
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
31010203040506
07080910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031010203
04050607080910
Evening performance
Matinee performance
Upcoming eventsSee more...

BirminghamStravinsky's The Rite of Spring

Coll, Adès, Stravinsky
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain; Thomas Adès

BirminghamChineke! Orchestra

Coleridge-Taylor, Mendelssohn, Elgar
Roderick Cox; Chineke! Orchestra; Tai Murray

BirminghamBasel Symphony Orchestra

Busoni, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven
Basel Symphony Orchestra; Ivor Bolton; Sol Gabetta

BirminghamMariinsky Orchestra

Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Valery Gergiev; Denis Matsuev
Latest reviewsSee more...

Levit explores interior worlds of Shostakovich

Shostakovich's mighty piano cycle is given a delicate and intense performance - truly an expidition into some of the most personal of the composer's music.
*****
Read more

Ecstatically uncomfortable: a revelatory, risk-taking Turangalîla in Birmingham

Sakari Oramo pushes the BBC Symphony Orchestra to breaking point at Symphony Hall
*****
Read more

Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall

East meets West meets East in a disappointing display of homogenised, sugar-coated music-making in Birmingham
*1111
Read more

Ravi Shankar’s Opera Sukanya Delights in Birmingham

Five years after the composer's death, his musical collaborator David Murphy ensures that Shankar's only operatic work finally gets heard.
****1
Read more
Season preview: Looking back at the 2015/16 season

All roads lead to Birmingham

Town Hall and Symphony Hall flexes its international muscles next season with a number of starry ensembles bringing mouthwatering programmes to Birmingham.
© David Karlin | Mike Gutteridge
© David Karlin | Mike Gutteridge