The Stoller Hall

Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA, UK

An active strand of family concerts, workshops and masterclasses; adult learning and discussion; close connections with music education across Greater Manchester; collaboration between professional and emerging artists. All of these things combine to make The Stoller Hall a place for music, for learning, for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, for those who wish to listen, for those who wish to watch, and for those who wish to play.

Current and forthcoming projects

We’re delighted to welcome the Stoller Hall Outreach Ensemble – a newly-formed ensemble of superb professional musicians, all committed to Chetham’s ethos of learning, collaboration and exchange with audiences of all ages.

The Outreach Ensemble will present an ongoing series of concerts specially devised for schools and families with children aged around 7 and upwards. Through musical excerpts, conversation, clues and practical activities, children will discover the magical world of music and how it plays its part in storytelling, mathematics and sport.

View the full range of School and Family concerts here!

Information for concert promoters

The Stoller Hall features an acoustically immaculate auditorium designed by Stephenson Studio and Arup Acoustics, with full technical, Front of House and Box Office support.

Promoters bringing artists to The Stoller Hall will benefit from:

  • A brand new, 482-seat auditorium with fully accessible facilities, VIP areas and spacious Atrium for refreshments, merchandising and pre-show events.
  • A state-of-the-art acoustic developed by Arup, creating the perfect space for chamber music, jazz, recitals, recordings, popular music or spoken word.
  • High quality, brand new PA and lighting with in-house technical support.
  • Inclusion in our season brochure and in local listings, with full Box Office provision and marketing support.
  • High quality backstage and rehearsal facilities for artists and crew.
    An intimate yet impressive setting providing a unique audience experience in the heart of Manchester.

North-West England

The Stoller Hall is an exceptional new concert venue based in Chetham’s School of Music, in the heart of Manchester in the UK.

Chetham’s has long identified the need for a high quality performance space, suited to the outstanding musical talent of its students.  Furthermore, the city of Manchester – whilst well endowed with music venues, ranging from the classical elegance of The Bridgewater Hall to the vibrant energy of Band on the Wall – lacked a space designed for chamber music, combining the intimacy of a small venue with impressive visual and acoustic design.

When Chetham’s New School Building opened in 2012, funding limitations meant that the planned concert hall existed only as a void.  Three years later, generous donations from the Stoller Charitable Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation turned the vision into reality, and building work began. On 21 April 2017 it opened its doors with a celebratory Opening Weekend, beginning with a live broadcast of BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and including performances by jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock, comedian Ted Robbins, and conductor Sir Mark Elder alongside an orchestra of student and professional musicians.

The Hall’s stunning architecture, designed by Stephenson STUDIO, resulted in a national RIBA Award in 2017, when it was named one of the 49 best new buildings in the country. Acoustics by Arup have set a standard described by Robert Beale for the Arts Desk as, ‘deliver(ing) the music as if every hearer is in the conductor’s shoes’.

The Stoller Hall is establishing a reputation as a home for professional touring artists and for Manchester’s musicians, in a vibrant programme of music and performance. Festivals, family and school concerts, new music, comedy, folk and jazz together offer something for every audience, and running through the programme is the ethos of learning, collaboration and exchange which have come to epitomise Chetham’s role in the city.

The Hall has also proven its worth as a centre for conferencing, rehearsals and recording, with a succession of high profile clients from the city’s cultural and business community. The Hall has its own entrance on Hunts Bank, superb technical facilities and boasts superb transport links, located directly opposite Victoria Station.

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