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Albert Hall
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Albert Hall, Manchester
General information
Status Grade II listed
Architectural style Neo-baroque/gothic
Location Peter Street, Manchester city centre, Manchester, England.
Coordinates 53°28′42″N 2°14′53″W / 53.47826°N 2.24793°W / 53.47826; -2.24793Coordinates: 53°28′42″N 2°14′53″W / 53.47826°N 2.24793°W / 53.47826; -2.24793
Completed 1908 (1908)
Design and construction
Architect W. J. Morley

The Albert Hall on Peter Street, Manchester, England, was built as the Methodist Central Hall in 1908. Built by J. Gerrard and Sons of Swinton. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building. The Chapel Hall, unused since 1969, was renovated in 2012–13 for music concerts.

History

The Albert Hall was designed in eclectic style with Baroque and Gothic elements for the Wesleyan Mission in 1908. A meeting hall is on the first floor with a horseshoe gallery, sloping floor and coloured glass rooflights. The finely detailed terracotta is formed into large windows at gallery level, and the interior is abundant in floral decoration in the plaster work and glazed tiles.

In the 1990s, the lower two floors were converted into a nightclub called Brannigans which closed in 2011. The hall was refurbished and re-opened in 2013 by Trof, a local independent bar and live music company.

Performances

The following is an alphabetical list of some of the notable musicians who have performed at the Albert Hall over the years.

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