Blackheath Halls is a wonderful listed building located in the nearby Blackheath Village. As well as being the Faculty of Music's main rehearsal and performance venue, Blackheath Halls also runs its own exciting and diverse artistic programme.

Built in 1895 by William Webster, Blackheath Halls is part of the oldest surviving purpose built cultural complex in London. Blackheath Halls presents a diverse programme of concerts and events throughout the year including classical, folk, comedy nights, talks, literary events, exhibitions and children's theatre.

The Halls also run a varied community engagement programme from choirs and orchestra through to community opera and children's opera.

Great Hall

The 600 seater Great Hall is a magnificent space and the ceiling provides some of the best acoustics in the United Kingdom for large scale orchestral performance, regularly welcoming world renowned orchestras and ensembles for recordings and rehearsals including the English National Opera Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music and London Symphony Orchestra.

Recital Room

The more intimate 150 seater Recital Room is an excellent venue for smaller scale performances such as chamber music and acoustic sets, as well as operatic recitals, welcoming performers from the music and folk world as well as singers from the Royal Opera House.

Artistic Programme

We also present a diverse programme of concerts and events throughout the year including folk, comedy, talks, literary events, exhibitions and children's theatre. Artists who have recently performed here include comedians Jack Whitehall and Jimmy Carr, scientist Professor Robert Winston, folk artist Cara Dillon and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

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Community Engagement Programme

From classical to gospel choirs, orchestra through to community opera, Blackheath Halls welcome all members of the community to participate in our active community engagement programme.

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