We use our major performance venues for a wide range of student concerts, performance classes, workshops and masterclasses, so you will have the opportunity to perform regularly in professional standard venues.
Adrian Boult Hall
The Adrian Boult Hall is a 520-seat auditorium with outstanding acoustics, which can accommodate a symphony orchestra. There is also a licensed bar and coffee area plus an exhibition space.
Our own varied concert programme integrates with series’ promoted by external organisations such as Birmingham Jazz, the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra and Birmingham Chamber Music Society, with its programme of internationally renowned ensembles. Together, these provide a rich and diverse schedule of concerts and events throughout the year.
The Hall recently underwent a £700,000 refurbishment, which included the fitting of new carpet, seating, acoustic curtains, house and stage lights.
The Hall and its three dressing rooms were painted and performance monitors installed at the main doors in the foyer and backstage. We now have six spaces for wheelchair users, including two at the back of the hall which can be accessed by a lift.
The work has created an attractive and comfortable venue able to compete with any hall in the country.
Our 150-seat Recital Hall is a flexible, modern performance space with adjustable acoustics. Well-suited to solo and chamber music performance, it has also been redesigned to accommodate performance with live electronics. Its recent major renovation included the installation of a highly sophisticated multi-channel sound system, which allows performers complete control over amplified sound within the entire performance space. The Recital Hall is the first concert venue in the UK with a permanent system of this kind. During the summer of 2007, the Recital Hall underwent a further development: the installation of a new organ.
An interesting, modern area, our Arena Foyer backs on to the Adrian Boult Hall. With an audience capacity of 100, the Foyer can be used for a variety of concerts and events, as its space is entirely flexible and includes a small gallery approached by stairs on each side, which can be used inventively in performances.