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The Bridgewater Hall

Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3WS
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The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester’s iconic and prestigious international concert venue. It was designed to provide the best possible space for music, whilst also providing a unique and exciting environment for a diverse range of events.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, the location combines a setting steeped in history with an architecturally stunning, contemporary and innovative building.

Adjacent to Manchester Central, with excellent links to hotels and public transport, the venue offers beautiful spaces for a range of events; from intimate meetings to large-scale conferences, filmings and exhibitions to elaborate receptions.

The in-house bars and catering team offer an extensive range of options from simple buffets and breakfasts, to full banqueting menus and imaginative canapé solutions, and in-house technical equipment is available for all your AV needs.

The conference and events team offer a professional and personal approach from start to finish, always aiming to meet and exceed expectations, and to bring your ideas and inspiration to life.


The Bridgewater Hall offers a unique and exciting backdrop for weddings, boasting a range of stunning spaces to choose from for your civil ceremony, photographs, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Couples can literally take centre stage to say ‘I Do’ in our magnificent Auditorium. We have set packages available or we can create a bespoke package to suit your specific needs, get in touch to find out more.

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Please get in touch should you wish to pop in for a coffee and a tour of the Beautiful Bridgewater Hall. We would be delighted to show you all the exciting spaces we have on offer, including the fabulous stage which is perfect also for private dinners and special receptions.

Concert Hospitality

This is a fantastic way to offer your guests & clients something special. Why not book them a private reception followed by concert or finish off a busy conference day with some fabulous music from our Halle orchestra. We can arrange deals on tickets for large bookings so get in touch!

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Highly Commended in Best Auditorium at CHS Awards 2017

Whole Facility (Auditorium)
Max Capacity 1800

At the heart of The Bridgewater Hall lies the magnificent Auditorium.

Modern and comfortable, the Auditorium offers tiered seating over four levels and a large open platform with built-in stage lifts for total flexibility.

The Auditorium can be hired as part of an exclusive Whole Facility rental, which includes en-suite changing rooms, warm up rooms and crew rooms, as well as the Front of House foyer spaces and smaller function rooms.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Theatre 1800
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Barbirolli Room
Max Capacity 180

Impressive high ceilings, stunning full length windows, and modern bright décor make this room the perfect space for a range of events.

The layout is very versatile and can be arranged to suit a variety of conference set ups, with a moveable partition wall that can be put in place for smaller numbers. High quality technical facilities are available and can be hired as a package with technical assistance.

The room can be used in conjunction with the adjacent foyer spaces, which offer the ideal breakout area for registration, catering and networking.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 120
Cabaret 96
Reception 180
Theatre 160
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
16.00 16.00 9.00
Circle Foyer
Max Capacity 500

This bright, glass-fronted foyer has views across Manchester city centre, and is a beautiful backdrop for receptions, dinners, exhibitions and networking events. A versatile and light space, it is also popular as a location for photography and filming.

Used in conjunction with the Barbirolli room, it provides a spacious registration and catering area adjacent to the main conference, and can also be used for workshops and breakout sessions.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 240
Reception 500
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Charles Halle
Max Capacity 50

Situated on the ground floor, close to the main entrance, this room is easily accessible and a popular choice for seminars and training sessions. An adjacent foyer space is included in the hire for registration and catering.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 34
Cabaret 32
Reception 50
Theatre 50
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
10.90 9.30 3.28
Green Room
Max Capacity 40

Our smallest meeting room, the Green room works perfectly for meetings, seminars, workshops and small receptions or dinners. Located back of house, it offers an exciting glimpse into life backstage.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 30
Boardroom 18
Cabaret 24
Reception 40
Theatre 40
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
9.00 8.00 3.08
Barbirolli Room & Foyer
Max Capacity 250

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 170
Cabaret 136
Reception 250
Theatre 250
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

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