About Us

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Turner Sims is acknowledged as one of the finest music venues in the country, with a year-round programme of outstanding classical, jazz, world and folk music, as well as talks from personalities. It was named as one of the UK’s top 10 chamber music venues by Classical Music Magazine (July 2012) and shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award in Audiences and Engagement (April 2013).

With over 70 concerts a year, the venue regularly welcomes internationally renowned musicians such as Paul Lewis, Nicola Benedetti, Hugh Masekela, Alison Balsom, Yundi and Courtney Pine to Southampton. The venue is also available for private hire for events and conferences.

Turner Sims’ intimate auditorium, outstanding acoustic and garden setting make it a favourite destination for artists and audiences alike.