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Birmingham’s Symphony Hall scoops £4.5million funding boost
Birmingham’s Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH) is on course to create more spaces for people to perform and experience great work with support from Arts Council’s Capital funding programme.
Artists impression by Visualisation One
Arts Council is investing £4.5million of National Lottery money in the project, which will allow THSH to update Symphony Hall’s foyers, create new learning and participation spaces and enhance the experience for visitors of all ages.
The project will create opportunities for artists to perform in the foyers, and a daily programme with free and affordable performances. Alongside flexible spaces that can host workshops, pre-show talks and corporate guests, opportunities will also be made available to artists with limited mobility, sensory and cognitive disabilities.
Town Hall Symphony Hall present a wide-ranging programme of music, comedy and spoken word, and the project, with a total cost of £13.2 million, will mean that even more people can access and enjoy this work.
Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England, yesterday said:
“This is fantastic news for Birmingham and a great opportunity for THSH to do something truly ambitious – creating new spaces for artists to perform and for audiences to experience great arts and culture, really cementing its place in Birmingham’s cultural landscape.”
Nick Reed, Chief Executive for Town Hall Symphony Hall yesterday said:
“This extraordinary project will ensure that Symphony Hall will continue to be a creative force and financially independent long into the future. We currently reach over 18,000 people with our learning and community programme and over the coming years we will be able to reach thousands more in the transformed spaces that this project will create.”
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