Symphony Hall – What You Need To Know BEFORE You Visit

(Last Updated On: January 19, 2023)


Symphony Hall has been one of the top 10 things to do in Birmingham since it first opened its doors in the year 1991.

This magnificent venue hosts a wide variety of performances, ranging from jazz and stand-up comedy to folk, country, rock, pop, country music and classical music.

The hall’s acoustics are well-known for their exceptional quality, which is one of the reasons why some of the most famous names in music have performed there over the years.

A number of well-known musicians have collaborated with the Birmingham City Orchestra (BCO), which is a resident ensemble at Symphony Hall, to create albums that have gone on to win multiple awards.

In October of 2001, Symphony Hall hosted the unveiling of their new Klais organ.

This organ is one of only a handful of concert organs in the world that possesses stops that are able to produce every timbre or sound colour that is currently known to man.

How to get to Symphony Hall

The closest train stations are Snow Hill and Birmingham New Street which are both within a short walking distance.

You’ll also find several bus stations close by such as Baskerville House, Brunel St and Five Ways which are all under a 10 minute walk.

Tickets for Symphony Hall

To find out what’s currently on at Symphony Hall, check out the B Music website.

On here you can see all the upcoming events and tickets you can purchase.


What are mystery seats at Symphony Hall?

When you book a mystery seat, you are guaranteed entry to the venue, but will not know your seat number until the day of the performance.

Where is the best place to sit at a symphony?

The middle of the hall will give you the best views and sound quality. The front, last and rows on the side are usually the worst seats.

What do you wear to Birmingham Symphony Hall?

There is no official dress code, but most people dress smart casual.


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