Coronavirus Update

26 May 2020

The following concerts are now cancelled.

Cancelled concerts/events:

  • 2 June 2020 – The Hallé in Dublin
  • 6 June 2020 – More Giants of Jazz with Liane Carroll

31 March 2020

Given the continuing situation relating to COVID-19, the risks to public health and Government guidance, the Hallé will not be giving any public concerts until, at the earliest, Saturday the 6th of June 2020. We will keep this decision under review as information about COVID-19 changes. The Hallé’s venues in Ancoats, Hallé St Peter’s (including the Oglesby Centre) and St Michael’s will also close to the public until the end of May.

As the situation changes we will be making further announcements on our website and through social media, and by contacting directly those who have bought tickets for concerts prior to the end of May, or are involved in Hallé Ensemble or Education activities through HALLÉ CONNECT.

The Hallé is a charity and, with many others, will be severely affected by the crisis. The Hallé’s public are the reason we exist. The loyalty and support you have shown and continue to show is an inspiration to our players and staff and lifts us all in times like these.

In common with many of our colleagues around the country who, like us, have been forced to cancel concerts and events, we are asking you to consider supporting us at this very difficult time, by donating the cost of your tickets during this period instead of requesting a refund. If it is at all possible for you to consider this, we would be very grateful for your generosity.

In order to process all the requests the box office receive, we need to assume you wish to donate, unless you contact The Bridgewater Hall Box Office to request a refund by email to supervisors@bridgewater-hall.co.uk or by post to The Bridgewater Hall, FREEPOST NWW 1027, Manchester M2 9EF. Please make sure your refund request for any affected concert reaches us before Friday 1 May. You can find out more about ways to support the Hallé here.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Hallé as soon as it is possible to do so. Please keep an eye on our website, where we will post information and videos of Hallé activity and personalities to remind all of us of the joy that music brings to people’s lives.

John Summers
Chief Executive

Cancelled concerts/events:

  • 18 April 2020 – Elton John – 50 Years of ‘Your Song’
  • 23 April 2020 – Beethoven Symphony No.1 and Violin Concerto
  • 24 April 2020 – The Hallé in Bradford
  • 2 May 2020 – The Hallé in Sheffield
  • 3 May 2020 – Chamber Series: Hallé Cellos
  • 7 May 2020 – Mahler’s Nature Symphony
  • 9 May 2020 – The Hallé in Nottingham
  • 15 May 2020 – The Hallé in Hanley
  • 16 May 2020 – Beethoven Symphony No.6 and 10 with the BBC Philharmonic
  • 16 May 2020 – The Hallé in Gateshead
  • 20 May 2020 – Rachmaninov’s Hidden Secret
  • 21 May 2020 – Rachmaninov’s Hidden Secret
  • 24 May 2020 – Rachmaninov’s Hidden Secret
  • 28 May 2020 – Puccini’s Tragic Geisha
  • 30 May 2020 – Puccini’s Tragic Geisha

19 March 2020

Given the coronavirus pandemic, the risks to public health and Government guidance, I am announcing today that the Hallé will not be giving any public concerts until, at the earliest, the one planned for the 18th April 2020. We will keep this decision under review as information about COVID-19 changes.

The Hallé’s venues in Ancoats, Hallé St Peter’s (including the Oglesby Centre) and St Michael’s will close to the public with immediate effect, also until the 18th in the first instance.

As the situation changes we will be making further announcements on our website and through social media, and by contacting directly those who have bought tickets for concerts, or are involved in Hallé Ensemble or Education activities through HALLÉ CONNECT.

The Hallé is a charity and, with many others, will be severely affected by the crisis. The Hallé’s public are the reason we exist. The loyalty and support you have shown and continue to show is an inspiration to our players and staff and lifts us all in times like these. In common with many of our colleagues around the country who, like us, have been forced to cancel concerts and events, we are asking you to consider supporting us at this very difficult time, by donating the cost of your tickets during this period instead of requesting a refund. If it is at all possible for you to consider this, we would be very grateful for your generosity. You can find out more about ways to support the Hallé here.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Hallé as soon as it is possible to do so. Please keep an eye on our website, where we will post information and videos of Hallé activity and personalities to remind all of us of the joy that music brings to people’s lives.

John Summers
Chief Executive

Cancelled concerts/events:

  • 21 March 2020 – The Hallé in Sheffield
  • 28 March 2020 – A Night at the Oscars
  • 29 March 2020 – The Hallé in Rochdale
  • 1 April 2020 – Dvorák’s Stirring Eighth
  • 2 April 2020 – Dvorák’s Stirring Eighth
  • 3 April 2020 – The Hallé in Sheffield
  • 4 April 2020 – The Hallé in Leeds
  • 5 April 2020 – Chamber Series: Beethoven Ghost Piano Trios
  • 5 April 2020 – Dvorák’s Stirring Eighth
  • 9 April 2020 – Beethoven Symphony No.2

17 March 2020

I am writing to you with the sad news that, bearing in mind the current situation on Coronavirus, and in the light of Government’s advice given yesterday, we have decided to cancel this Thursday’s Bridgewater Hall concert. We will be reviewing future events in the light of ongoing information and further Government advice, and will let you know as soon as we have made further decisions. You can rest assured that the health and wellbeing of our audiences, players and staff will be at the forefront of our thinking.

If you have bought tickets for Thursday’s concert or Friday’s Tea Dance, you are entitled to a refund. The Bridgewater Hall box office is, understandably, dealing with a great many queries at the moment, please bear with them.

The Hallé’s audiences are the reason we exist. The loyalty and support you have shown and continue to show is an inspiration to our players and staff and lifts us all in times like these. We will be honouring all of the contracts made with the performers for Thursday’s concert. In common with many of our colleagues around the country who have been forced to cancel concerts, we are asking you to consider supporting us at this very difficult time, by donating the cost of your tickets, and not asking for a refund. The Hallé is a charity and, with many others, will be severely affected by the crisis. If it is at all possible for you to consider this, we would be very grateful for you doing so. You can find out more about ways to support the Hallé here.

We will keep you updated the moment we have more definite information. In the meantime, and most importantly of all, look after yourselves and one another.

John Summers
Hallé Chief Executive

Cancelled concerts/events:

  • 19 March 2020 – RVW’s Visionary Ninth
  • 20 March 2020 – Hallé Tea Dance
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