We are transforming your Concert Hall

We have transformed the RNCM Concert Hall into a bigger, better and more comfortable venue for audiences and performers alike. Thanks for all your generous donations so far that have helped make it happen!

You still have the opportunity to sponsor a seat in our newly refurbished venue. Show your support today and help secure the RNCM Concert Hall’s future for the next 40 years.

Flexible Seating

Our fantastic redevelopment has provided Manchester with a stunning and much needed 750 capacity music venue. With flexible seating, incorporating a balcony and the option for additional seating at the front stalls, the revamped Concert Hall has kept its current atmosphere and acoustics while allowing larger audiences to enjoy top class concerts. An asset to the city's music scene, the transformed Concert Hall enables us to showcase world-class performers in a more intimate environment. It also means we bring more music to Manchester from around the world, offer local community groups a state-of-the-art venue, and provide our students with the experience of performing in a modern space, befitting of their talent and potential.

‘...I love the RNCM building; it is an inspiration to both visitors and students. The transformation planned for the Concert Hall is very exciting and I am delighted to support the Your RNCM campaign.’ Professor Brian Cox, physicist and TV presenter

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State of the art technical facilities

Constructed in 1972, the RNCM Concert Hall is now more than 40 years old and still retains its original technical equipment. Whilst the venue was built with the best equipment available at the time, it is now in need of a 21st Century revamp. The project has upgraded the Concert Hall with new lighting and sound facilities, offering state-of-the-art technical equipment reflecting that which our students will use in the professional world. Updated technical equipment will also benefit visiting promoters and artists, enabling us to develop our programme and build on the success of recent events such as Alt-J, Tim Burgess, David Byrne and Paul Lewis & Imogen Cooper.

One of my favourite places in town to enjoy great music...a landmark venue that will be only be improved by the renovation programme. I look forward to spending many more exciting evenings in the transformed RNCM Concert Hall Stuart Maconie, radio and TV presenter

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Sitting Comfortably?

We want our audiences to enjoy their experience in the Concert Hall as much as our performers enjoy their time on stage. Replacing the seating throughout will make your visit more comfortable and enjoyable. We have also installed a proper air conditioning system that will keep everyone cool in summer and warm in winter. If you have a favourite seat in the auditorium, you can sponsor it with a plaque for £600. Your personalised plaque will then stay on the seat for the lifespan of the Concert Hall. For more information about this, please contact Lauren Xo in the Development Office on 0161 907 5270 or download the Seat Donation Form.

Students past and present are an inspiration to work with. It’s good to know that the future of classical music is safe in their hands. I wish the RNCM the very best of luck and look forward to talking Beethoven again in the fabulous new Hall. John Suchet, Classic FM presenter

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Sponsor a bar of music

Play your part in the Gala Opening by sponsoring a bar of music from the opening programme for just £5. The Gala Opening will be a truly special event, celebrating the newly transformed venue, welcoming students and audiences back into what will be one of the North West’s most exciting venues. Look out for updates about the Gala Opening, including programme information, on our website.

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Campaign Progress

Target £3,000,000 - 90% of Fund Target Met