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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.
Posted on Wed 22 May