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Top 5 for classical music fans

Explore the classical side of Manchester's rich musical landscape.


Chetham's School of Music

Chetham's is a unique cultural institution that combines music, education and heritage. The lunchtime concerts performed by pupils are open to the public during term time and are free to attend. More info


Bridgewater Hall

This state-of-the-art 2,400 seat auditorium, with magnificent Marcussen pipe organ hosts a range of concerts from classical and jazz through to world and popular music. More info


Royal Northern College of Music

This internationally-acclaimed conservatoire and thriving performance venue delivers an eclectic programme of music and opera in its two auditoria. More info


Manchester Camerata

This inspirational, innovative orchestra is acknowledged as one of the UK's leading chamber orchestras, with a reputation for bringing audiences first-class performances that are bursting with vitality. More info


Hallé Orchestra

Founded in Manchester by Sir Charles Hallé in 1858 the symphony orchestra, which is now resident at the Bridgewater Hall, has been performing classical music in Manchester and across the world for more than 150 years. More info