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The Tung Auditorium, housed within the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, has been made possible thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends of the University of Liverpool.


The Tung Foundation, after whom the Auditorium is named, are leading philanthropic donors and alumni of the University whose transformational gift contributed significantly to the success of the fundraising campaign. In addition, all 400 seats in The Tung Auditorium have been named by individual and corporate supporters, alumni and friends as part of our successful Name A Seat campaign.

We are also very grateful for the generous gifts we have received in support of our campaign. In particular we would like to thank:

  • The Ono Lennon family
  • Universal Music
  • The estate of Fanchon Fröhlich
  • The Rushworth family
  • Professor Averil Mansfield CBE (MBChB 1960, ChM1973)
  • The Patricia Routledge Charitable Trust.

Elsewhere in the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, the new Paul Brett Lecture Theatre, a 600-seat, state-of-the-art facility which will provide students with excellent teaching and learning opportunities was made possible thanks a generous gift from long-standing supporter, donor, alumnus and honorary graduate, Dr Paul Brett (BA Hons Geography 1965, Hon LLD 2017).

Philanthropy is at the heart of everything we do at the University of Liverpool, and it is the generosity and support of our donors that has enabled us to establish this unique, ground-breaking space with world-class acoustics where professional and aspiring musicians can perform and audiences can enjoy an array of outstanding performances.

We are continuing to fundraise for The Tung Auditorium to help provide more opportunities for our students, whether it’s to help them realise their dreams of composing and performing in this world-class concert hall or to gain valuable experience of working in the music industry.

You can be part of the future of The Tung Auditorium and the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre. Visit our fundraising page to find out more.