Birmingham Town Hall

concert venue in Birmingham, England

Birmingham Town Hall is a Grade I listed building for concerts and meetings in Victoria Square, Birmingham 1, England. It was built as a home for the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival which had started in 1784 in order to raise money for a hospital.

Birmingham Town Hall
Birmingham Town Hall from Chamberlain Square.jpg
LocationVictoria Square, Birmingham, England
Coordinates52°28′46.56″N 1°54′13.59″W / 52.4796000°N 1.9037750°W / 52.4796000; -1.9037750Coordinates: 52°28′46.56″N 1°54′13.59″W / 52.4796000°N 1.9037750°W / 52.4796000; -1.9037750
OwnerBirmingham City Council
TypeConcert hall
Capacity1,100
Construction
Opened1834
Renovated1996–2007
Construction cost£25,000
Website
http://www.thsh.co.uk/

Between 2002 and 2008, it was refurbished into a concert hall and is now used for many different kinds of performances such as organ recitals, rock, pop and classical concerts and events such as graduation ceremonies for Aston University. It has a famous pipe organ which has 90 stops.