Birmingham Town Hall

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Birmingham Town Hall
Birmingham Town Hall from Chamberlain Square.jpg
Location Victoria Square, Birmingham, England
Coordinates 52°28′46.56″N 1°54′13.59″W / 52.4796000°N 1.9037750°W / 52.4796000; -1.9037750Coordinates: 52°28′46.56″N 1°54′13.59″W / 52.4796000°N 1.9037750°W / 52.4796000; -1.9037750
Type Concert hall
Opened 1834
Owner Birmingham City Council
Renovated 1996–2007
Construction Cost £25,000
Capacity 1,100

Birmingham Town Hall is a Grade I listed building for concerts and meetings in Victoria Square, Birmingham 1, England. It was built as a home for the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival which had started in 1784 in order to raise money for a hospital.

Between 2002 and 2008, it was refurbished into a concert hall and is now used for many different kinds of performances such as organ recitals, rock, pop and classical concerts and events such as graduation ceremonies for Aston University. It has a famous pipe organ which has 90 stops.