Built in 1895 thanks to the vision of William Webster, Blackheath Halls is a wonderful listed building located in the nearby Blackheath Village and is the Faculty of Music’s main rehearsal and performance venue.
The 500 seater Great Hall, the building’s larger performance space, provides some of the best acoustics in the UK and regularly hosts some of the top orchestras for recordings and rehearsals including the English National Opera | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Philharmonia Orchestra | Britten Sinfonia | Aurora Orchestra | Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The 160 seater Hearn Recital Room is a more intimate space ideal space for chamber music concerts and smaller scale performances.
Blackheath Halls also runs its own exciting and diverse artistic programme of events and including recitals by professional classical musicians providing students with unique exposure to all aspects of the profession; a unique interface between professional musicians, students, professorial staff and the general public.
As well as the performance programme, the venue also run a very successful community programme providing opportunities for people of all ages and all levels of ability to participate in a diverse range of practical activities and events, including an annual community opera with orchestra and professional soloists.