Built in 1834, the Town Hall has long been a favourite landmark in the centre of Birmingham. It was designed for the performance of music, political debate and public use and in its long history as a place of entertainment has played host to legendary names in a range of fields from Felix Mendelssohn and Edward Elgar to The Beatles and Rolling Stones, from Charles Dickens to Margaret Thatcher, and from Count Basie to Chick Corea.
The Grade 1 listed building has recently undergone an extensive £35m renovation funded by Birmingham City Council (£18.3m), Heritage Lottery Fund (£13.7m) and European Regional Development Fund (£3m). Returned to the single balcony configuration of 1834, Town Hall has a seating capacity of 1,100 and re-opened in October 2007.
Town Hall offers a programme of over 300 events each year, spanning every musical genre as well as dance, spoken word, comedy and lectures.
More information can be found at www.thsh.co.uk