The recently refurbished Victorian building has been a strong source of entertainment in West Yorkshire since first opening in 1853. With millions invested into renewing the site, St George’s still bares some original ornate features, which combined with its outstanding acoustics, provides a truly authentic experience for theatre-goers of Bradford.
The Hall seats over 1,500; a sufficient size to host some of the biggest names of British music, including Paul Weller, Morrisey, and David Bowie. It now competes with Sheffield Arena for the biggest touring acts, but still entertains crowds with regular stand up comedy shows, such as Jason Manford and Sarah Millican. Adding variety to its programme, Bradford’s spectacular venue also offers children’s shows, having welcomed Charles Dickens in the past, alongside frequent classical performances by resident orchestra Hallé.
St George’s Hall is famed for being the oldest concert hall still in use in the UK, and the third oldest in the whole of Europe. The neoclassical design showcases its historical roots, yet required remodelling work after the Second World War. Its value over the years lead to the building being listed as Grade II, preserving its history and stunning architecture.