Arts Council awards Birmingham Venue with £4.5million funding boost
With support from Arts Council’s Capital funding programme, Birmingham’s Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH) is on course to transform Symphony Hall and create more spaces for people to perform and experience great work.
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.
Nick Reed, Chief Executive for Town Hall Symphony Hall said: “This extraordinary project will ensure that Symphony Hall will continue to be a creative force and financially independent long into the future. We are incredibly thankful to Arts Council England, and many other supporters, for recognising the inspiring work currently delivered and committing to our ambitious aspirations to deliver even more inspirational activities. 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.”
Main Image: Artists impression of Symphony Hall’s extraordinary transformation – Artists impression by Visualisation One