Performances Birmingham Limited

Making an Entrance

Symphony Hall is undergoing an extraordinary transformation. This state-of-the-art redevelopment will create a more welcoming experience for all – reinforcing Birmingham’s cultural traditions and improving access to the arts for all communities by hosting a wonderfully diverse programme of music.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1053937)

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£6,980

Donations

22

Championed by National Lottery Heritage Fund

  • With change and transformation come infinite opportunities. Symphony Hall has great ambitions to make music, make memories and make wonder... and everyone is welcome.

    — Anita Bhalla, Chair of PBL Board

  • I've personally had a difficult couple of years also, so we all feel like we’ve come together and using music, like people do, to comfort and turn the page onwards and upwards.

    — Jay James, X Factor participant and new member of The Overtones

  • Halas Homes choir members feel empowered, motivated and gain a sense of achievement. The redevelopment of Symphony Hall will provide more open and accessible spaces which will enable access for all

    — Alison Sayer, CEO of Halas Homes

  • We are really excited to see Symphony Hall's public spaces redeveloped so that there are more suitable spaces for all kinds of local groups to perform and so that community music making can be celebrated and encouraged in Birmingham.

    — Nicola Starkie, Quinton Community Choir

Situation

Symphony Hall's public spaces have not seen a major refurbishment since the Hall first opened in 1991. Vital improvements are needed to keep this magnificent venue relevant to the changing face of Birmingham while also remaining financially resilient in the face of reduced public funding.

Solution

Symphony Hall's public spaces have not seen a major refurbishment since the Hall first opened in 1991. The redevelopment of Symphony Hall's foyers will create dedicated spaces for learning and participation - meaning we'll be able to introduce over 24,000 young people and adults from local, regional and national communities to a world of music every year.