About Halloween Silent Movie Special: The Phantom of the Opera

Erik is up from the labyrinth cellars again - the Phantom of the Opera is back to terrorise the patrons and the staff. In one of his most famous roles, Lon Chaney (Snr) plays Erik - the Phantom - with a stellar cast of silent screen stars to support him. Christine Daaé played by Mary Philbim, is the object of Erik’s obsession and he stops at nothing for her to succeed and for her to be his ‘possession'. The love triangle is complete with Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny played by Norman Kerry, who is the true love of Christine. Chaney took care of his own make-up and he spent hours before shooting to contort his face so he could be The Phantom of the Opera. The results, as you will see, are spectacular in this 1925 classic of the silent screen.

Donald MacKenzie, renowned organist direct from London’s Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, will be at the console of the Town Hall’s mighty Hill pipe organ to provide the magical accompaniment to seamlessly move from one dramatic scene to the next and provide a special edge culminating in the film's nail biting conclusion! Donald specialises in the accompaniment of silent films and his performances have seen him playing all over the UK & Europe, including to an audience of over 5,000 in San Diego’s Balboa Park.

Booking Info

Tickets: £13

Under 30s: £5

Book 3 to 4 organ concerts and get 10% off

Book 5 to 6 organ concerts and get 15% off

Book 7 or more organ concerts and get 20% off

Ticket commission

*A £3 per ticket commission is charged when you book through Town Hall Symphony Hall’s Box Office – online, by phone or in person.

There is no per ticket commission on tickets under £13.

Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons

If you require a wheelchair position (subject to availability) please call the Box Office on 0121 289 6343.

A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the Access Scheme, email boxoffice@bmusic.co.uk or call us on 0121 289 6343.

Getting here

  • Town Hall
    Victoria Square
    Birmingham
    B3 3DQ
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