Recital Area for Hire

Space for recitals and concerts at the C. Bechstein Centre Manchester

Dedicated Recital Area

Recital Space

Here at the C. Bechstein Centre, we have a dedicated space available for recitals and concerts. Within this area, there is a C. Bechstein Model C 234 concert grand piano plus three Birddog P200 cameras and a pair of stereo Schoeps condenser microphones for recording/live-streaming opportunities. We also have a remote-controlled curtain to offer a more intimate recital environment.

There is capacity for 53 seats, however for a larger audience please contact us.


Booking and Costs

There is a minimum booking time of two hours.

The price for the initial two hours is £300 inc. VAT and £120 inc. VAT for subsequent hours.


Recording and Live Streaming

If you wish to have your event recorded or live streamed, this will be an additional charge of £120. You will receive all the unedited recordings of all five channels. Please note we do not have the facilities to edit audio or video.


Studio 5 for Small Groups

In addition to our recital area, during showroom opening hours Studio 5 is available for recitals or masterclasses with a smaller audience. This room is priced at £25 per hour. You can see the terms and conditions for this room here.

Streamed Events on YouTube

To view previously streamed events visit our YouTube Channel.

Recital Area Terms and Conditions


Our recital area is available for hire from Monday to Saturday outside of showroom opening hours, starting at 6pm with a finish no later than 9pm. The recital area on Sundays will be available for hire between 10am and 5pm, however must begin before/at 12pm.


Payment will be taken 14 days prior to the booking via credit/debit card or bank transfer.

Amplification, Percussion

Amplification or percussion instruments are not permitted


Warm-up is included in your booked time. No entry before 6pm.


Cancellation Policy: We require at least 7 days notice prior to the booking to cancel. Any cancellations after this time will incur a 50% charge of the total booking fee including VAT. No shows will incur a 100% charge.


For more information please contact us, we are happy to help


Keith Wass


Lottie Gleadall


Sarah Lockett