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The Bridgewater Hall

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This architecturally-stunning building hosts over 250 performances a year and boasts an award-winning restaurant and café bar. Its waterfront location in the heart of the city makes it an ideal conference and event venue.

Manchester's prestigious international concert hall opened in September 1996 and since its opening has continued to receive plaudits from artists and audiences alike. In March 1998, The Bridgewater Hall was named winner of a Civic Trust Special Award, given for the new building which has done the most to enhance the appearance of a city centre, as well as an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects in November of that year.

The Bridgewater Hall auditorium is surprisingly warm and intimate for a hall seating nearly 2,400 people. Rows of slender columns supporting a flat, coffered ceiling create the marvellous acoustic, while the seating is carefully tiered to draw the audience as closely as possible around and into the performance. The visual impact of the auditorium climaxes in the spectacular façade of the remarkable £1.2 million pipe organ, designed and built by Marcussen of Denmark.
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