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Bridgewater Hall

Concert hall in Manchester / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Bridgewater Hall is a concert venue in Manchester city centre, England. It cost around £42 million to build in the 1990s,[2] and hosts over 250 performances a year. It is home to the 165-year-old Hallé Orchestra as well as to the Hallé Choir and Hallé Youth Orchestra and it serves as the main concert venue for the BBC Philharmonic.

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The Bridgewater Hall
The Bridgewater
AddressThe Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
M2 3WS
LocationManchester, England
Coordinates53°28′31″N 2°14′45″W
OperatorSMG Europe[1]
TypeConcert hall
Capacity2,355 (+16 wheelchair spaces)
Opened11 September 1996

The building sits on a bed of 280 springs intended to insulate it from external sound. The hall is named after the Third Duke of Bridgewater who commissioned the eponymous Bridgewater Canal that crosses Manchester, although the hall and waterside frontage is situated on a specially constructed arm of the Rochdale Canal.[3]