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University Hall concerts – showcasing classical and global roots music

Our University Hall concerts are back with a difference! This season we'll be showcasing a blend of classical and global roots music, with more events and 'pay what you decide' pricing. We want the diversity of our students and staff to be represented by the music we host, and most of all we want it to be a fun and welcoming experience for anyone wanting to try something new. Take a look below to see what's coming up in Term One.

United Strings of Europe – Tuesday 3 October 2023

A group of six musicians stood holding their string instruments.

We're delighted to welcome the brilliant United Strings of Europe, a multi-cultural classical music ensemble known for its experimental and engaging programming.

Appearing as a sextet, they'll be performing works by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Caroline Shaw, 16th Century Italian prince and composer Carlo Gesualdo, Austrian-American composer Arnold Schönberg, and 17th Century British composer Henry Purcell.

Date: Tuesday 3 October 2023, 7 - 8 pm
Price: Pay what you decide

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Myki Tuff & Friendly Fire Band – Wednesday 11 October 2023

A group of male musicians stood together.

We're bringing Reggae to University Hall in the first of our Global Roots concerts. Kicking us off are Birmingham's very own Myki Tuff & Friendly Fire Band – whose hit 'It's a Brum Ting' became an anthem for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. With our pay what you decide pricing, round up your friends and book your tickets now!

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2023, 7 - 8 pm
Price: Pay what you decide

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Kosmos Ensemble – Wednesday 15 November 2023

Three musicians stood with their instruments with mountains in the background.

Join the award-winning Kosmos Ensemble (violin, viola and accordion) for this hour-long journey through Greek, Gypsy, Jewish-origin, and Tango music. United by their passion for improvisation, music from around the globe and the rigours of classical training, each member of Kosmos is an international soloist in their own right.

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023, 7 - 8 pm
Price: Pay what you decide

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Mendi Singh and Jonathan Mayer – Thursday 30 November 2023

A male musician sat on the floor in the desert with two tabla drums.

In the second of our Global Roots events, we're thrilled to be hosting internationally-renowned tabla player Mendi Singh and Jonathan Mayer – one of the most versatile sitarists in the world.

Mendi and Jonathan have a host of incredible credentials between them, including projects working with Peter Gabriel, Gary Barlow, Nitin Sawhney, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Bombay Dub Orchestra.

Date: Thursday 30 November 2023, 7 - 8 pm
Price: Pay what you decide

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Venue information

University Hall has stalls and balcony seating. Some of the side stalls seating has interrupted views of the stage. Balcony side seats have a restricted view of the stage and are not cushioned. Please bear this in mind when booking tickets for events where seating is allocated.

Doors open 30 minutes before performances begin. As there is no foyer area in University Hall, doors to both the building and the auditorium will open at the same time.

There is level access to enter University Hall on Shakespeare Villas, and a lift providing access to all levels of the hall. All balcony seats are accessed by at least one step.

Depending on the event, there are up to six spaces for wheelchair users at the front of the stalls, all of which are side-facing to the stage.

We have three accessible toilets located on the lower ground, stalls and balcony levels.

If you require a companion to enable your visit and are a wheelchair user, you can book your ticket online. If you are not a wheelchair user but still require a companion, please contact us.

University Hall is just a few minutes' walk from the Nottingham Trent University tram stop, and a short distance from the city centre bus stops. We'd recommend using public transport. If you're planning to drive, or need a walking map, take a look at our parking and travel information.

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