Town Hall Symphony Hall have today (Mon 19 November) revealed a glimpse of a new performance space which forms part of a major redevelopment of Symphony Hall’s public spaces.

Symphony Hall’s public spaces have not seen a major refurbishment since the Hall opened in 1991. The project – named Making an Entrance - will open the building onto a regenerated Centenary Square and reinforce Symphony Hall’s place in Birmingham city life.

This new performance space is previewed in a video alongside highlights of Town Hall Symphony Hall’s free and low-priced foyer entertainment. In addition to the weekly Jazzlines sets at 5pm most Fridays, this week’s showcasing Handsworth’s Carol Brewster (Fri 23), the world-renowned venue has recently introduced weekly Lunch Lounges with some of Brum's best singer-songwriters.

Anita Bhalla, Town Hall Symphony Hall’s Chair of the Board, said:  “We  believe  that  this  project  will  not  only  future  proof  the  business  but  it  will  give  our  local  communities  more  flexible  spaces  in  which  to  showcase  their  work,  supporting  our  ambition  to  be  a  truly  inclusive  organisation.  Symphony  Hall  is  already  a  national  icon:  this  project  will  ensure  that  the  youth,  diversity  and  creativity  of  our  wonderful  city  region  becomes  an  embedded  part  of  our  story.”

Along with Town Hall, Symphony Hall plays an important role in the life of the region – connecting over 15,000 young people and adults to a world of music and performance through education, community and talent development projects - and is regularly used for community events, graduation ceremonies and conferences.

To keep up-to-date with the project, members of the public are invited to a public exhibition in Symphony Hall’s foyer from Tue 27 November.

Those interested can also visit https://making-an-entrance.thsh.co.uk/ to sign-up and receive more information about the redevelopment.