Music & Culture
From recurring masters, including the London Symphony Orchestra to pop, jazz concerts and an exclusive performance by folk artist Laura Marling – the venue is a preferred choice as a result of it's intimate atmosphere despite the impressive capacity of over 2,000.
The beautiful architecture, impressive domed ceiling and great organ with over 4,600 pipes give your concert a spectacular backdrop.
A recent £1million redevelopment project in the Great Hall saw the latest AV and sound equipment installed.
The latest concerts include:
- Andrew Lloyd Webber (1968)
- Kanye West, American hip-hop artist/ producer (2007)
- Sigor Ross performed here and sold out in 20 minutes (2008)
- World Premier of the Melkonian Water Symphony (2011)
- Laura Marling, Best Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards (2011)
- Bryan Ferry at the Laureus World Sports Awards (2012)
- The Titanic Requiem with Robin Gibb (2012)
- Sennheiser live in concert (2015)
Already in the early years Central Hall became a celebrated concert venue which saw England's greatest composer Sir Edward Elgar conducting here.
On a slightly less lofty level, the first public performance of the original version of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Andrew-Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice. His connection to the Great Hall was his father, Dr William Lloyd Webber, director of music and organist at Methodist Central Hall for many years.