Symphony Hall’s foyers and Broad Street Gallery house a programme of free temporary exhibitions, primarily photography based, that are open during the day and in the evenings on concert nights.
Symphony Hall has commissioned photographers David Moore and Adrian Burrows to take portraits of artists when they visit the Hall. These can be seen in the Broad Street Gallery when there is no temporary exhibition.
Broad Street Gallery
Symphony Hall’s Broad Street Gallery contains a stunning collection of beautiful black and white photographs. It was opened by Sir Simon Rattle in 1998 and features stars from a range of genres who have all performed at Symphony Hall.
The Gallery portrays a variety of artists from the world of classical music (including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Cecilia Bartoli, Jose Carreras and Sir Simon Rattle), pop music (Hank Marvin, Mark Knopfler) as well as comedians such as Billy Connolly, Alan Davis and Lenny Henry, all superbly captured on film by local photographers David Moore and Adrian Burrows.
The Gallery also acts as home to a variety of temporary exhibitions which have included such diverse subjects as Echoes from the Frontline, a photographic collection by Vanley Burke and Andrew Jackson charting the history of Birmingham’s Reggae scene and Poppelganger!, a photographic tribute to tribute bands by Matthew Murray.
Admission to Broad Street Gallery is free of charge. It is located in Symphony Hall’s Circle Foyer on Level 4, opposite Door 3, overlooking Broad Street and is open to the public before and after concerts.