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The Bridgewater Hall

The Bridgewater Hall

The contemporary Bridgewater Hall is Manchester’s number one music venue, hosting over 250 performances a year. With such prestige, little wonder that it’s equally celebrated as an eminent space for prominent business functions and lavish weddings.

For the larger corporate event, this place take some beating, with five stunning spaces for hire. Where better for conferences, product launches or exhibitions? The huge Auditorium accommodates up to 1875 delegates in theatre style, with tiered seating over 4 levels. This exalted space is included in the hire of the entire Bridgewater Hall, which gives use of changing and dressing rooms, as well as the smaller rooms.

The Circle Foyer is perfect for receptions, with room for 500 people, and the Barbirolli Room caters for 240 in theatre style. For smaller meetings or training sessions, the Charles Halle Room comfortable seats up to 50, and the Green room, 40. With a venue of this status you can expect the latest in technology and facilities, with a team of technicians on hand throughout your event. A professional team will work meticulously to ensure your corporate function goes without a single hitch.

Looking for an awesome venue for your dream wedding? Well just imagine exchanging your vows in that enormous Auditorium! That can’t fail to impress your guests – and what an incredible backdrop for photographs of your big day! The bright and airy, modern ambience of the Barbirolli Room is well suited for wedding ceremonies, breakfasts and receptions alike. The events team will assist in the preparations for your big day and be on hand to make sure the day itself runs seamlessly. A wide range of menu options are available from the expert in-house Bars and catering team.

Located on Lower Moseley Street in the city centre, the Bridgewater Hall is conveniently close to bus and rail routes, and has good access to the M56 and M6.

The Bridgewater Hall Map
Venue The Bridgewater Hall
Capacity 1,875 guests
Address Lower Mosley Street
Greater Manchester
M2 3WS
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Function Rooms & Event Spaces (5)

The Auditorium - The Bridgewater Hall

The Auditorium

  • Max Capacity: 1875
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    At the heart of The Bridgewater Hall
    lies the magnificent Auditorium.
    Modern and comfortable, the
    Auditorium offers tiered seating over
    four levels and a large open platform
    with built-in stage lifts for total flexibility.
    The Auditorium can be hired as part
    of an exclusive Whole Facility rental,
    which includes en-suite changing
    rooms, warm up rooms and crew
    rooms, as well as the Front of House
    foyer spaces and smaller function


    • Reception: 1875
    • Banqueting: 120
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Circle Foyer - The Bridgewater Hall

Circle Foyer

  • Max Capacity: 500
  • Full Details

    This bright, glass-fronted foyer has
    views across Manchester city centre,
    and is a beautiful backdrop for
    receptions, dinners, exhibitions and
    networking events. A versatile and light
    space, it is also popular as a location
    for photography and filming.
    Used in conjunction with the
    Barbirolli room, it provides a spacious
    registration and catering area adjacent
    to the main conference, and can
    also be used for workshops and
    breakout sessions.


    • Reception: 500
    • Banqueting: 240
    • Dinner & Dance: 240
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The Barbirolli Room - The Bridgewater Hall

The Barbirolli Room

  • Max Capacity: 250
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    Impressive high ceilings, stunning full
    length windows, and modern bright
    décor make this room the perfect space
    for a range of events.
    The layout is very versatile and can be
    arranged to suit a variety of conference
    set ups, with a moveable partition wall
    that can be put in place for smaller
    numbers. High quality technical facilities
    are available and can be hired as a
    package with technical assistance.
    The room can be used in conjunction
    with the adjacent foyer spaces, which
    offer the ideal breakout area for
    registration, catering and networking.


    • Theatre: 250
    • Banqueting: 170
    • Dinner & Dance: 120
    • Cabaret: 136
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Charles Halle Room - The Bridgewater Hall

Charles Halle Room

  • Max Capacity: 50
  • Full Details

    Situated on the ground floor, close to
    the main entrance, this room is easily
    accessible and a popular choice
    for seminars and training sessions.
    An adjacent foyer space is included in
    the hire for registration and catering.


    • Theatre: 50
    • Banqueting: 40
    • Cabaret: 32
    • Boardroom: 34
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The Green Room - The Bridgewater Hall

The Green Room

  • Max Capacity: 40
  • Full Details

    Our smallest meeting room, the Green
    room works perfectly for meetings,
    seminars, workshops and small
    receptions or dinners. Located back of
    house, it offers an exciting glimpse into
    life backstage.


    • Theatre: 40
    • Banqueting: 30
    • Cabaret: 24
    • Boardroom: 18
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Venue Features (7)

  • AV Equipment
  • Disability Access
  • In-house Catering
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Wi-Fi Access