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Bars & restaurants

at The Bridgewater Hall

Touchstones Café and the Charles Hallé Restaurant
Touchstones Café is open Monday to Friday from 11am to 2.30pm (last orders), and from 5.30pm on concert days. Main courses are typically from £10.95 and pre-performance dining must be reserved through the Box Office.

The Charles Hallé Restaurant is listed in the Good Food Guide 2008. It is open from 5.30pm on concert nights and tables must be reserved through the Box Office. Enjoy the best value for money, quality cuisine in Manchester, with a fixed-price menu du jour: two courses are £21.95 and three courses £27.50, inclusive of coffee and petits fours.

Please reserve tables through the Box Office on 0844 907 9000 or online at Please note a £5.00 per person deposit is required; this is non-refundable in the event of cancellation with less than three days’ notice.

Hand-crafted Pizza Slices
If you are looking for a light bite to eat before the concert, you could try the delicious, hand-crafted pizza. Available on most concert nights* from one hour before the performance, pizza is served buffet-style on either the Circle Level or Stalls Level. At just £3.50 per large slice, it's perfect to enjoy with a pre-concert drink. Choose from three tempting toppings on fresh foccacia bread:

Pesto chicken with salt roasted vine tomato and parmesan shavings
Roasted Mediterranean vegetables, feta cheese and sun dried tomato (v)
Chorizo sausage, smoked Blacky ham and grilled fresh pineapple

*Pizza not available for all concerts, please check with the Box Office on 0844 907 9000. 
The Stalls bar opens from 5.00pm on concert nights. Bars on other levels open from 6.30pm. Remember to order your interval drinks before the concert and they will be waiting for you. All bars serve a full range of drinks. 

Ice Creams
Winners of two Gold Great Taste Awards in 2007, Criterion Ices have been selected by The Bridgewater Hall for their delectable dairy ice. Delicious flavours include Belgian Chocolate, Stem Ginger, Gold Medal Vanilla, Strawberries and Cream, Hazelnut Caramel and Lemon Sorbet.

Matinee Concerts and Lunch
Touchstones Café Bar is usually open Monday - Friday, 11.00am – 3.00pm (last orders 2.30pm). Enjoy the daytime menu full of traditional favourites and touches of real inspiration. Please download a pdf of the current menu at the top right of this page.

Touchstones Café Bar is open before performances by The Manchester Midday Concerts Society. Arrangements vary for other daytime events – please call the Box Office on 0844 907 9000 for further information.all bars).

Manchester City Centre
As The Bridgewater Hall is located in Manchester City Centre there are a number of bars and restaurants nearby, some of which offer pre-Theatre menus.

Concerts & Tickets

Buy tickets for Hallé performances

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Buy tickets and view information on performances by the Hallé in their Manchester home, the architecturally-stunning Bridgewater Hall, as well as throughout Britain and the rest of the world.

Listen & Shop

Hallé CDs, Downloads and Accessories

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The Hallé has a number of discs on its own CD label, featuring composers such as Elgar, Wagner, Colin Matthews, Debussy, Richard Strauss and other English composers. The label includes award-winning discs such as Wagner's Götterdämmerung and Elgar's Violin Concerto with Thomas Zehetmair as soloist.

Ensembles & Choirs

Welcome to the Hallé’s family of ensembles!

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The Hallé offers a range of regular, local and free ensemble experiences for young people aged 8 –19 years. It also offers adults (aged 18+) the chance to sing in one of the best symphony choruses in the UK.

Reaching over 55,000 participants a year

The Hallé's award-winning Education Programme

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The Hallé's award-winning Education Programme reaches over 55,000 participants a year principally by placing Hallé musicians in the community, in schools, youth clubs, community centres and young offenders organisations.

Support us

Fundraising and development

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There are many ways to support the Hallé - to find out more, explore the links opposite, read about our forthcoming events or speak to a member of the development team.

About us

Find out more about the Hallé

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Now in its 158th season, the Hallé ranks among the UK's top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in this country and around the world; award-winning recordings, radio broadcasts and educational outreach programmes; and a visionary commitment to building audiences and developing orchestral repertoire.

Your visit

More information about your night out with the Hallé

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Find out more about what to expect from a Hallé concert as well as information about the Hallé's Manchester home - The Bridgewater Hall.