Symphony Hall, Birmingham
(1991-present)

place and concert hall (from 1991)

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Symphony Hall is a 2,262 seat concert venue in Birmingham, England. It was officially opened by the Queen on 12 June 1991, although it had been in use since 15 April 1991. It is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and hosts around 270 events a year. It was completed at a cost of £30 million. The hall's interior is modelled on the Musikverein in Vienna and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The venue, managed alongside Town Hall, presents a programme of jazz, world, folk, rock, pop and classical concerts, organ recitals, spoken word, dance, comedy, educational and community performances, and is also used for conferences and business events as part of the International Convention Centre. In 2016 the Concert Hall Acoustics expert Leo Beranek ranked Symphony Hall as having the finest acoustics in the United Kingdom, and the seventh best in the world. Proof of these fine acoustics is that a pre-opening acoustic test demonstrated that if a pin was dropped on stage, the sound could be heard from anywhere in the hall.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

A tribute to Birmingham City Council 1991 International Convention Centre Symphony Hall National Indoor Arena Centenary Square

The Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom where it sited

The Forward Prize 2011 Presented to mark the 20th anniversary of the opening of Symphony Hall and its contribution to the cultural life of Birmingham

Symphony Hall, Centenary Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom where it presented to mark it's 20th anniversary (2011)

To celebrate 21 years of Symphony Hall Symphony Hall 21 1991-2012 anniversary Connecting people to music since 1991, we have welcomed over ten million people to 7,500 concerts at one of the world's greatest concert halls. Unveiled on 7th October 2012 by The Prime Minister The Rt Hon David Cameron MP

Symphony Hall and The ICC, Birmingham, United Kingdom where it celebrated it's 21st anniversary (2012)