Name a Seat in new city cultural landmark

You can secure your very own seat – bearing your name – in the auditorium of the University’s new Music Performance Space.

The Name a Seat campaign is all part of plans, now well underway, to bring a visionary, new space dedicated to music and arts to both campus, and the wider city. The Music Performance Space is set to combine exemplary teaching and learning facilities, state-of-the-art lecture theatres and high-end audio-visual equipment to ensure the University continues to be a top choice for students of all disciplines worldwide.

The performance auditorium will be located at the heart of the building and will have a capacity of 400 with space for a 70-piece orchestra. The space will also support a range of activities including concerts, lectures and exhibitions, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together to celebrate their passion for arts in a city that has a deep history of cultural engagement.

To celebrate this exciting new development, members of the public are invited to play a leading role. Naming a seat is not only a personal way to make your mark on what could be a new city landmark but it will also support the University in realising the goal of enabling students to pursue their artistic and academic dreams.

The build was announced earlier this year and is due to be completed by September 2021. The University is investing £19.1m in the project, and is seeking an additional £3m in philanthropic donations to fund the development of the auditorium. Half of this has already been achieved.

To Name a Seat or for more details on how you can get involved, please click here.

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