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“Fantastic Gig Experience”
Review of Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall
Ranked #3 of 265 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Birmingham's world-famous acoustically refined 2262 capacity concert hall presents a diverse programme of jazz, world, folk, rock, pop and classical music concerts, organ recitals, spoken word, dance, family, educational and community performances each year, as well as conferences, graduation ceremonies, business meetings and major broadcasts.Symphony Hall is managed alongside sister venue Town Hall, by the registered charity Performances Birmingham Ltd, and is home to the Birmingham International Concert Season and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I'd first come across the Symphony Hall on a walk through the ICC several years ago. My father in law managed to persuade a kind security guard to show us inside briefly while there was no show. The guard explained about the acoustic tools with such knowledge and pride that I've been keen to see something there since.

We went to see the fantastic Sheryl Crow supported by Colin MaCleod. Colin played a guitar on his own and those acoustics came to play. We were right on the back row but our view of the stage was clear and the sound Crystal clear. It did take a little while for the girls to adapt to the height up in the gods though!

This was the first gig that our 9 & 12 year old daughters had been to and I'm glad that we went to a venue like this which is well spread out. Despite being full the bar areas were never crowded. I'd always expect a bit of exuberance at a big but didn't have any particular worries about the girls being with us - it was hardly crazy. That said there was a great atmosphere at a wonderful gig.

The staff were all friendly and helpful and there are loads of eateries nearby. 15 minute walk from New Street with children.

Thank bensT9107YL
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We went to a concert here and found it a really good venue.
It is ideally placed in the centre of Birmingham within easy reach of various bus and train stations.
The venue is big enough to get a great atmosphere however small enough that you get a great view from wherever you are in the arena.
It is also quite relaxed at the entry with there being plenty of security but they were laid back and very pleasant.

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We were at the Hall for a comedian, the view was perfect, with great views from our seats. The bars were a little disorganised but we did manage to get a beer before the show

Thank G_EvansWales
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Went to see Gary Barlow. First time at the symphony Hall. From the outside you wouldn't know it was there. You go in through some plain looking doors within the centre and it opens up into a fantastic modern spacious theatre.
Entry and exit was a breeze compared to some places I've been to.

Thank Tetley12345
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

First time visiting the Symphony Hall and it didn't disappoint.Looked like a good view of stage where ever you sat.Bar service excellent and plenty of restaurants nearby to make a fab evening. Oh and Marti was absolutely fab !!!

Thank Lisa S
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