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Turner Sims

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Excellent concert venue with something for everyone

I used to go a lot but this was the first visit for six months - and in a week when I'd been to... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
Great hall for concert

Throughout the year, various music genre from artists around the world perform here. Often, it is... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 Nov 2018
“Excellent concert venue with something for everyone”
30 Dec 2016
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Salisbury Road | University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ, England
+44 23 8059 5151
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

I used to go a lot but this was the first visit for six months - and in a week when I'd been to Harbour Lights and the City Nuffield. We have a really good choice of arts venues now but this is outstanding for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sotontraveller
Reviewed 30 December 2016

It's little more than a hole in the wall serving pre drinks and snacks at slightly inflated prices but has a captive audience

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank DavidW7020
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Throughout the year, various music genre from artists around the world perform here. Often, it is also hired for student event. You can check the concert schedule from their website and book from it. The location of the building can't be seen from road, it...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank RadenPM
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Turner Sims Hall is quite small but all seats are tiered so a good view from every seat. The only complaint I would have is that you can't get a taxi to pick you up close to the hall. We had to find our way...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Excellent speaker, well presented information. Good opportunity to mingle afterwards. Looking forward to the next seminar!

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank sjtrunecka
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Turner Sims is a purpose built concert hall with superb acoustics. It offers an amazing range of thought provoking music performed often by some of the greatest musicians we have. Prices are amazingly cheap for the quality of performance on offer, a fraction of what...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank toomanybeds
Reviewed 17 December 2015

I've been quite a few times over the years and it's always been a wonderful experience. They book some really unique acts from all sorts of genres. It's lovely to have a local venue that put on great music on a week day that isn't...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Martin D
Reviewed 7 November 2015

One of our favourite concert halls which we regularly visit for live music & lectures. Turner Sims is a relatively small, but welcoming venue, which has a small bar & seating area ideal for pre- performance & interval drinks. The auditorium is well laid out...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank DoraandNigel
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Good all round visibility, great acoustics and there are some good Concerts put on by amateurs and professionals alike, e.g. Choirs, Bands and Solo Artists - fabulous (not so little) theatre on Southampton University campus.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Gill G
Reviewed 23 December 2014

We've been here a couple of times now to hear concerts given by two of the University orchestras. The music has been well performed and they have a very good list of concerts coming up - including some world renowned performers. The auditorium is well...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Helen A
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