Adrian Boult Hall
The ‘ABH’ is a 520-seat auditorium with fine acoustics, which can accommodate a symphony orchestra and be adapted for use as an opera theatre or a conference venue. There is also a licensed bar and coffee area plus an exhibition space. The Conservatoire’s own varied concert programme integrates with series promoted by external organisations such as Birmingham Jazz, Ex Cathedra and the Birmingham Chamber Music Society, with its programme of internationally renowned ensembles. Together, these provide a rich and diverse programme.
Our 150-seat Recital Hall is a flexible, modern performance space. Redesigned particularly to accommodate performance with live electronics, its recent major renovation included the installation of a highly sophisticated multi-channel sound system, which allows performers to exercise complete control over amplified sound within the entire performance space. It is believed that the Recital Hall is the first concert venue in the UK with a permanent system of this kind.
An interesting, modern area, the Arena Foyer backs on to the Adrian Boult Hall. With an audience capacity of 100, the Arena Foyer can be used for a variety of events, as its space is entirely flexible. There is a small gallery with steps up each side, which can be used inventively in performances.
New Lecture Theatre
Housed within the newest part of the Conservatoire, the New Lecture Theatre is a flexible space, suitable for informal concerts and large workshops, as well as rehearsals and teaching. Movable seating and tables allow the Theatre to accommodate up to 140 people. The Theatre is also equipped with an overhead projector and automatic screen.
The Board Room is the Conservatoire‘s premier meeting room, holding up to 36 delegates seated around tables. Looking across Birmingham to Symphony Hall, the Board Room is ideal for high-profile meetings and those at which the right atmosphere is important. It can also be used for small drinks receptions.