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Student Special Offers


For just £3* students and those studying in full-time education can hear the Hallé perform extraordinary music in the fantastic surroundings of The Bridgewater Hall.  

£3 student tickets will be available for the 2015-16 season for all concerts in the Thursday Series, Collection and Opus One concerts (subject to availability). Additional events may be added throughout the year so check here for full details or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

*Booking fees may apply (see small print below). 

"The Hallé put on a swinging pendulum of a show. The amazingly cheap price of £3 tickets for students makes these Thursday series of concerts a no-brainer if you’re a seasoned classical music fan, and a great reason to try it our if you’re not. A show of this standard is certainly a good place to start.”

Matthew Brew, The Mancunion


using the links below

0161 907 9000

The Bridgewater Hall
M2 3WS

The Bridgewater Hall applies a booking fee of £2 per ticket to telephone and online transactions. Tickets bought in person at the Box Office using a debit card or credit card are subject to a 2% booking fee.

Fees do not apply to tickets bought in person at The Bridgewater Hall Box Office and paid for by cash or cheque.

No fee applies to tickets purchased as part of a fixed or flexible subscription.

Here are the concerts for which £3 student tickets are available for 2015-16 season:

Thursday 5 November, 7.30pm

Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny 9'
Bloch Schelomo 22'
Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony 57'

Nikolaj Znaider conductor | Jian Wang cello

Wednesday 11 November, 2.15pm
Thursday 12 November, 7.30pm
Sunday 15 November, 7.30pm

R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks 15'
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 18'
Dvorák Silent Woods 5'
Beethoven Symphony No.7 38'

Nicholas Collon conductor | Jian Wang cello

Saturday 21 November 7.30pm

Elgari Enigma Variations: Nimrod
Butterworth A Shropshire Lad
R. Strauss An Alpine Symphony extract
and many more

Stephen Bell conductor | Tom Redmond presenter | Gemma Dunne vocalist

Thursday 26 November 7.30pm

Michael Gandolfi The Garden of Cosmic Speculation movements 8'
Poulenc Gloria 28'
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique 49'

Cristian Macelaru conductor | Louise Alder soprano | Hallé Choir

Wednesday 2 December, 2.15pm
Thursday 3 December, 7.30pm
Sunday 6 December, 7.30pm

Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) 10'
Schumann Piano Concerto 31'
Brahms Symphony No.2 43'

Louis Langrée
conductor | Lars Vogt piano

Thursday 10 December, 7.30pm

Tchaikovsky Fatum * 10'
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 34'
Rachmaninov Symphony No.3 45'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Harish Shankar conductor * | Stephen Hough piano

Saturday 12 December, 7.30pm

Handel Messiah

Laurence Cummings conductor
Ruby Hughes soprano | Catherine Hopper mezzo-soprano | Joshua Ellicott tenor | Henry Waddington bass
Hallé Choir

Thursday 14 January 2016, 7.30pm

Wagner A Faust Overture 12'
Weber Bassoon Concerto 17'
Brahms Symphony No.1 47'

Lothar Koenigs conductor | Gretha Tuls bassoon 

Wednesday 20 January 2016, 2.15pm
Thursday 21 January 2016, 7.30pm
Sunday 24 January 2016, 7.30pm

Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn 18'
Bruch Scottish Fantasy 30'
Schumann Symphony No.1, ‘Spring’ 32'

Cristian Mandeal conductor | Sophia Jaffé violin

Thursday 11 February 2016, 7.30pm

Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead 20'
Mahler Kindertotenlieder 26'
Shostakovich Symphony No.15 42'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Roderick Williams baritone

Wednesday 17 February 2016, 2.15pm
Thursday 18 February 2016, 7.30pm
Sunday 21 February 2016, 7.30pm

R. Strauss Don Juan 19'
Grieg Piano Concerto 31'
Sibelius Symphony No.5 30'

Okko Kamu conductor | Alexander Gavrylyuk piano

Saturday 27 February 2016, 7.30pm

Echoes of a Mountain Song 

Stravinsky Four Norwegian Moods 8'
Delius Song of the High Hills 30'
Rachmaninov Three Russian Songs 14'
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini 22'

Sir Mark Elder
conductor Malin Christensson soprano | Robin Tritschler tenor
Hallé Choir

Wednesday 9 March, 2.15pm
Thursday 10 March, 7.30pm
Sunday 13 March, 7.30pm

Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’ 30’
R. Strauss Horn Concerto No.1 17’
Brahms Serenade No.2 32'

Andrew Manze conductor | Laurence Rogers horn

Thursday 17 March 2016, 7.30pm

Henze The Enchanted Forest 12'
Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand 19'
Liszt Totentanz (Dance of Death)16'
Beethoven Symphony No.5 34'

Markus Stenz conductor | Kirill Gerstein piano

Thursday 7 April 2016, 7.30pm

Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte 7’
John Casken Apollinaire’s Bird (Oboe Concerto, 2014) 25'
Elgar Une Voix dans le Desert 11'
Vaughan Williams Symphony No.4 34'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Stéphane Rancourt oboe   

Wednesday 13 April 2016, 2.15pm
Thursday 14 April 2016, 7.30pm
Sunday 17 April 2016, 7.30pm

Beethoven Overture: Leonore No.2 13'
Mozart Piano Concerto No.19, K459 24'
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2, ‘Little Russian’ 40'

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor/piano

Thursday 21 April 2016, 7.30pm

Stravinsky Chorale Variations on Vom Himmel Hoch 11'
Bach Magnificat in D, BWV243 30'
Schumann Symphony No.3, ‘Rhenish’ 31'

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor | Soloists | Hallé Choir

Thursday 5 May 2016, 7.30pm

Nature, Life and Love 

Moravian Duets 10'
Piano Concerto 34'
Overture: In Nature 12'
Overture: Othello 15'
Overture: Carnival 10'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Francesco Piemontesi piano | Hallé Youth Choir

Thursday 12 May 2016, 7.30pm

Slavonic Dances 5'
Cello Concerto 38'
Symphony No.7 41'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gary Hoffman cello 

Sunday 15 May 2016, 7.30pm

Slavonic Dances 5'
Cello Concerto 38'
Symphony No.8 36'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gary Hoffman cello 

Wednesday 18 May 2016, 2.15pm

Slavonic Dances 5' 
Cello Concerto 38' 
Symphony No.9 'From the New World'

Sir Mark Elder conductor | Gary Hoffman cello 

Wednesday 21 May 2016, 6pm

Dvorák Saint Ludmilla

Sir Mark Elder conductor 

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