Performance spaces

Peel Hall

This is one of a few remaining Gothic concert halls in the United Kingdom. It has tiered seating for 370 and is housed in the Peel Building which stands at the front of the Peel Park Campus. The Peel Building was home to the Royal Salford Technical Institute when it was founded in 1896 for many years it has housed the University’s Music Department. The hall has undergone several restorations the last being in September 2009 for the Vice Chancellor and Chancellor’s Instillation ceremony.

Peel Hall houses a Steinway full concert grand piano and a Yamaha C3 baby grand piano, a large battery of percussion equipment and an amount of amplified equipment and portable recording equipment all of which is used on a regular basis.

The hall is frequently used for concerts, festivals, events, performance teaching, performance exams, recordings and rehearsals. The hall is also used frequently by local and national organisations and establishments, including the Greater Manchester Music Hub and the BBC Philharmonic. It is also used by a number of major recording companies.

For booking enquiries, please contact Duncan Winfield at d.winfield@salford.ac.uk / 0161 295 6108.

Maxwell Hall

With a capacity of 1200, Maxwell Hall currently is used for larger-scale concerts, festival activities and graduations. As with Peel Hall, Maxwell Hall has a fabulous acoustic for music and performing arts activities.

Built in the late 1960’s, the hall gradually became famous for the regular series of gigs which featured most of the leading bands of the day. A small example include: U2 (1981), The Smiths (1986), Yes (1970), Nice (1970), New Order (1985), Motorhead (1976) Blondie (1978) Joy Division (1978), The Charlatans (2004), The Fall (1987), The Happy Mondays (1985), John Cooper Clarke (1987), Dr. Feelgood (1977) etc.

For booking enquiries, please contact Duncan Winfield at d.winfield@salford.ac.uk / 0161 295 6108.

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