On a budget

Tickets for benefit recipients

If you receive income support, job seeker’s allowance, pension credit and disability tax credit (or their future equivalents), you can buy one ticket per performance for £5 in the 2016-17 season, from one month before the concert. Tickets for the 2017-18 season will be available from £6 and will be available one month before the concert. Proof of eligibility required, to be presented when collecting your ticket. We reserve the right to allocate tickets in certain areas of the hall and withdraw this discount on well-sold concerts.

Budget seats

If you’re on a budget and don’t mind a seat in a less favourable seat (eg restricted view), there are a number of budget seats priced £12.50 for many of our concerts. They are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.

For the 2017-18 season, budget seats are priced at £13 and are exempt from the THSH per ticket commission. 

Standby tickets

2016-17 Season

Patrons aged 60+ receive a 10% discount off one ticket (Symphony Hall/Town Hall concerts only). Birmingham City Council’s ‘Passport to Leisure’ holders can buy Circle tickets for £33 (including per ticket commission), or a seat on another level for £25 (including per ticket commission) at Symphony Hall, and receive £1 off a full-price ticket at CBSO Centre.

2017-18 Season

Patrons aged 60+ receive a 10% discount off one ticket (Symphony Hall/Town Hall concerts only). Birmingham City Council’s ‘Passport to Leisure’ holders receive a 10% discount off one ticket at Symphony Hall and Town Hall concerts, and £1 off a full-price ticket at CBSO Centre.

T&Cs apply: Available in person or by phone from 1pm on the day of evening performances and 10am for matinée concerts (Symphony Hall & Town Hall concerts), and from CBSO Centre 1 hour before CBSO Centre performances. Standby tickets subject to availability and issued on production of valid ID. We reserve the right to allocate tickets in certain areas and withdraw standby offers on well-sold concerts.


*The THSH per ticket commission (£2.50 online / £3 for telephone and in person transactions) will apply for tickets priced over £12.50. Plus £1.50 will be added if you would like your tickets sent to you.