Lancaster Rd,, PR1 1HT, Preston, Lancashire
Info about Guildhall Complex
In October 2014, the ownership of Preston Guild Hall was transferred from Preston City Council to the Rigby Group of companies, under the directorship of local private entrepreneur Simon Rigby. It is an exciting new chapter in Preston’s entertainment scene and there are ambitious plans in place to elevate the complex back to its previous former glory.
In addition to the programming and event developments to re-establish the 716 seater Charter Theatre and 2034 seater Grand Hall, Simon and his team have already started to invest heavily in the wider complex. The arcade has seen several new popular additions such as Bonds coffee shop and the Review Wine and Cocktail bar.
Furthermore, the Grand Hall Foyer has undergone a major programme of refurbishment to create a brand new multifunctional space know as LiVe!, creating the perfect space for intimate gigs, pre- and post-show drinks and for dancing the night away!
The newest development is the purpose-built indoor/outdoor terrace area which has helped to modernise the original balcony area. This latest addition provides our guests with stunning views of the surrounding Grade 1 listed buildings and architecture, such as the Harris Museum, whilst they dine with us, and also boasts a retractable roof canopy for the summer months!