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About The Sheffield International Concert Season

About the Concert Season

Classical music has been an integral part of the programming of Sheffield City Hall since the building opened over 80 years ago in 1932. We are proud to be the home of Sheffield International Concert Season and welcome a range of the finest soloists, most revered orchestras and highly regarded conductors to the city each year.

Over the years the City Hall has been honoured to welcome some of the most prestigious orchestras in the World, including the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic, as well as our Orchestra in Residence the Hallé.

See the concerts for the 2017/18 season here.

You can view the full details of the season here in our brochure. 


What Can You Expect on Concert Evenings

If you’re coming along to a classical concert at Sheffield City Hall we are pleased to offer a range of services and products to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

The stunning oak panelled City Bar at Sheffield City Hall offers a relaxed yet intimate setting to enjoy a drink and catch up with friends before the concert. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages and a selection of wines, beers and spirits on offer, the City Bar is the ideal meeting place.

The auditorium is split across three levels, stalls, circle and balcony. Sheffield City Hall is a fully accessible building and lifts are located at either end of the foyer giving access to all floor levels. Toilets are located on each level, including accessible toilets with baby changing facilities.

For each concert we produce a programme, outlining the performance schedule and giving a fascinating and informative overview of the evening's music, along with biographies of the performers. Programmes can be purchased on the day of the concert for just £3.


Classical Music in Sheffield

Classical Sheffield is the place to find out what is happening with classical music across Sheffield. Sheffield is home to a number of groups and individuals who all make classical music. Classical Sheffield brings together these people, and this information, to provide a one-stop shop for people interested in classical music across Sheffield.

At www.classicalsheffield.org.uk you will find a comprehensive listing of events in Sheffield, as well as information on the variety of excellent classical music groups active in the city. So, whether you’re looking to get involved as a performer, or enjoy being an audience member, there is plenty for you at Classical Sheffield.


Pre-Concert Talks

6.00-6.30pm before every concert

‘In Conversation’ with Trisha Cooper and Guests.

Before each concert*, BBC Broadcaster Trisha Cooper invites the conductor, soloist, or musicians connected with the concert to chat to us about their lives and music.

This informal talk with the musicians offers a delightful look behind the scenes at the professional and private passions of the international artists performing throughout the season. Several of our pre-concert talks include live music, and always finish with a question and answer session with our guest. Informative and entertaining, it’s the best way to start a concert!

Details of each pre-concert talk can be found in the concert programme or at www.trishacooper.com

If you have a question you can either ask on the night or email them in advance to trisha.cooper@trishacooper.com

Pre-concert talks are free to ticket holders, and take place on the stage before each concert.

*There will be no pre-concert talks before the Christmas Concerts.


If you have any questions about the Sheffield International Concert Season please contact us at info@sheffieldcityhall.co.uk or call 0114 2789 789.  Tickets and Subscriptions can be purchased here.  

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