Town Hall and Symphony Hall are managed together by Performances Birmingham Limited. Between them, the two halls present an exciting and varied programme of over 600 concerts and events a year, connecting people of all ages and backgrounds to music from jazz, folk, world, roots and classical, to rock and pop. Over 500,000 people visit Town Hall and Symphony Hall annually, and almost 12,000 young people and 6,000 adults participate in the thriving Education and Community programme.
The acoustics of Symphony Hall are believed by many to be the best in the world, so what better place to explore the Science of Sound. Through fun and interactive demonstrations and practical examples, we explore how sound is made, travels and how we hear.
Concerts Inside Out offers supplementary activities to groups who book tickets to our Birmingham International Concert Series or attend any of our free cafe bar events.
School & Public Tours of the auditorium and behind the scenes can be based around curriculum topics for primary, secondary and special needs students including subjects such as the science of sound, pneumatics and hydraulics and music performance.
Pre School activities and concerts are held regularly, including musical picnics exciting daytime sessions of songs, lyrics, games and performances.
Primary School Concerts and Events Several concerts and events are staged for primary schools throughout the academic year ranging from Music for Youth’s Primary Proms and massed singing events. Outreach projects, such as Generation Ladywood.
Secondary School Concerts and Events GCSE and A Level music students are actively encouraged to attend Symphony Hall concerts by offering a schedule of pre-concert talks and complimentary or reduced price tickets. Performance opportunities can also be arranged in the form of long term projects with visiting musicians. In addition, summer schools for 12 to 14 year-olds are run during August each year.
Out of School Programmes Youth Clubs, playgroups and other out-of-school organisations are encouraged to join in community-based participative arts projects.