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Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall is a renowned concert venue in Birmingham, England and home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Since it was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1991, Symphony Hall has been acclaimed as one of the finest concert halls in the world by critics, performers and public alike. The Hall is an architectural triumph and one of the world’s best concert venues acoustically. It was built in the traditional shoebox shape of the great 19th century halls including Vienna’s Musikverein and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, but with innovations developed by renowned acoustic consultant Russell Johnson.

The Hall’s acoustics have attracted virtually every established musical figure on the world stage, and have also enabled the CBSO to record many award-winning discs.

In October 2001, Symphony Hall celebrated the inauguration of its magnificent new Symphony Organ built by Klais, a company of German organ builders. The 6,000-pipe organ is specially tailored to the Hall’s reverberation chambers and is the largest mechanical-action organ in the UK.

The classical music programme at Symphony Hall is complemented by rock, pop, folk, country, and jazz music, and even stand-up comedy with the venue hosting around 270 events a year.

Symphony Hall is located in the centre of Birmingham within the International Convention Centre (ICC) and is easily accessible for people with disabilities.

In 2016, Symphony Hall celebrates its 25-year history.

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