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Good acoustics in historic concert venue

I recently heard a solo piano recital in the Holywell Music room. Acoustics are generally... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
MKMapman
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
A hidden gem

One the oldest music rooms still in active service. Small, intimate, marvelous acoustics. Opens... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Paul S
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Great for high quality music”
18 Sep 2017
“Good acoustics in historic concert venue”
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old but bright and acoustically excellent music room. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunchtime concert today. High standard Of classical music. Highly recommend.

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I recently heard a solo piano recital in the Holywell Music room. Acoustics are generally excellent, and if you want to watch the keyboard it's easy to sit on the sides for a really close up view. The seats are padded bench seats, but not...More

Thank MKMapman
Reviewed 26 May 2017

One the oldest music rooms still in active service. Small, intimate, marvelous acoustics. Opens every Sunday for a "coffee concert" at 11h, booking in advance is highly recommended (via Oxford Playhouse)

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Attended a recital in this 270 year-old music hall, and was impressed by the openness of the facility and the sense of bonding with the performers; well-run events of excellent quality. Try to include a visit to Holywell when you're next in Oxford.

Thank Z1854TEgeorgeh
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

If you fancy something different to the usual large concert Orchestra, this is for you. Up close and personal concertos with just two or three musicians playing cello, violin, piano, depending on the piece.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I recently went to watch my old school's brightest musicians playing an evening of chamber music here, and was delighted by the excellent acoustics, and welcoming shape of the room, for an audience member. The gents' bathroom could do with some work though - bit...More

Thank GoldenRob
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Weekly concerts that start at 11:15 am on Sunday. Usually chamber music with a string quartet, or instrumental soloist or with simple accompaniment. The venue is small, probably seats no more than 150 to 200 people, so it is an opportunity to get up close...More

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