Support from the business community is vital in allowing the Mid-days to continue to encourage young musicians and contribute to the musical landscape of the city.

The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society is one of the most well-attended lunchtime concert series in the country and is resident at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester’s state-of-the-art concert venue.

Opportunities for Businesses

The Manchester Mid-day Concert Series offers a unique setting within which corporate partners can explore a range of activities to meet their business needs. From concert naming rights, including concerts in business development, enhancing staff well-being or playing a crucial role in the development of young artists in the early stages of their careers, we work with each partner to develop a unique relationship and create a bespoke experience.

From just £1000 your business can connect with the Manchester Mid-day concerts in the following ways, and offer your staff and clients an experience they won’t find anywhere else in Manchester at lunchtime.

Branding and Profile

Align your brand with one or a number of concerts, and reach over 5000 audience members per season. Your company brand will be included on the Society’s website, in the season brochure (distributed to a mailing list of approx. 20,000 people), on concert programmes and concert tickets, and your company name will be announced on-stage in concert introductions.

Client Entertainment and Business Development


The Bridgewater Hall’s exceptional venue facilities and the quality of the musicians on-stage will give your clients a memorable and enjoyable afternoon they will want to repeat time and time again.

Sponsorship includes a bespoke number of tickets available for use at sponsored concerts and across the season, where you can invite clients or include a performance in a conference. The Hall’s cafe/bar spaces are informal and relaxed, perfect for pre or post-concert lunch or afternoon tea for small or large parties.

Employee Engagement

Many of Manchester’s city centre workers already attend our concerts at lunchtime, leaving the venue reinvigorated for the afternoon ahead. You can enhance this well-being even further if you sponsor one or more of the Mid-day concerts. Discounted season-wide ticket offers will be available for staff throughout the year and a bespoke number of complimentary tickets can be made available for staff benefits packages.

Help to support the development of outstanding young musicians and continue the musical vibrancy of the City of Manchester

On top of this, by sponsoring a Mid-day performance, your company will play a crucial role in developing talented young artists in the early stages of their careers by supporting concert opportunities within Manchester, and helping artists to access invaluable networks and appreciative audiences.

You will also ensure the continuation of an accessible, affordable, high-quality concert series that has been based in Manchester for over 100 years, enhancing health and wellbeing, and allowing many people to enjoy music who would otherwise be unable to travel to evening concerts or attend longer performances.

“Sponsoring a Manchester Mid-day Concert is a really cost-effective way for us to unite large numbers of our clients during the day in a relaxed atmosphere. Our lunchtime concert and afternoon tea event is an annual fixture for many of our clients and a great way for everybody to get together.”
(Brewin Dolphin)

“The Mid-day Concerts are an attractive and distinctive option for our clients, especially those looking for something different. The concerts are fun and enjoyable and we’re proud to be able to support such a worthwhile cause.”
(Brown Shipley)

Sponsors of the Mid-Days

Brewin Dolphin
Brown Shipley
The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Haworth CharitableTrust
The Ida Carroll Trust
The Orchard Trust
One anonymous donor

Contact us to become a sponsor

© The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Registered charity No. 224723.

Director of Concerts: Simon Parkin
Administrator: Clare Preston-Pollitt