Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ
Birmingham Town Hall is a Grade I listed concert hall and venue for popular assemblies opened in 1834 and situated in Victoria Square, Birmingham, England.
Standing proud in the heart of Birmingham, just next to the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the Town Hall is just off Paradise Circus and the A38.
Birmingham Town Hall was created as a home for the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival, which was started to raise funds for the nearby General Hospital, after St Philip’s Church became too small to hold it. It was also designed to host various public meetings.
For more than 180 years, Town Hall has been a hub of civic and cultural life in Birmingham. From classical to comedy to rock to pop, it’s now one of the city’s most versatile venues having featured artists such as David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Tony Iommi, Caitlin Moran and more.
The Town Hall Organ
The Town Hall organ was famous from the time it was first played in 1834. Not only for its size, but because it was the first time an English organ had its pipes incorporated into the decorative case front. It was also one of the very few organs of the time to have 4 manuals and a complete set of pedals.
It has grown over the years from 3,000 to 6,000 pipes. Renowned musicians including Mendelssohn have played it, and it was used for famous premieres such as Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, The Apostles and The Kingdom.
Visit Birmingham Town Hall
Town Hall Symphony Hall welcomes over 450,000 members of the public to over 800 performances each year across Birmingham. There really is something for everyone. As a leading city for culture in the UK, any visit to Birmingham MUST include a performance at the Town Hall.