The Concert Hall Information for Promoters / Hirers

Centrally located within The Town Hall complex, the Concert Hall is one of the finest of its type in Britain.

Originally built in 1882 it was restored in 2000 and features traditional horseshoe seating with a surround balcony and thrust stage, which stimulates a feeling of participation and closeness between audience and performer. The Concert Hall also houses the restored Father Willis Organ, which boasts superb acoustics.
The stage can accommodate approximately 40 musicians with choir seating behind for 80 singers. No flying facilities. No wing space. Not suitable for dance. Get-in access, via piano lifts which enables equipment to be loaded at street level and taken directly to the stage.

Policy

A wide array of national and international artists and ensembles provide a varied programme of classical music, organ recitals, blues, jazz, folk, acoustic pop & rock, stand-up comedy, and lectures to suite all tastes. The Concert Hall creates an intimacy and experience unique to each performance making it the ideal location for corporate presentation and functions as well as world-class events.

Booking Terms

By negotiation

Capacity

700 All seated concert
(576 flat floor Stalls + 204 Balcony)
600 Standing downstairs

Facilities

6 Dressing Rooms - separate showers and toilets.

Catering

Can be provided by in-house caterers. Limited facilities for tour caterers.

Parking

Severely restricted. Space for loading/unloading and then all vehicles directed to nearest car park. Nearest public car parks - Reading Station, Queens Road, Garrard Street.

Access

Level access to wheelchair seating - six spaces available. On-street disabled parking available adjacent to main entrance.

Call us on 0118 937 3400