Selby Town Hall is a uniquely intimate performing arts centre based in a 150 year old former Primitive Methodist chapel. It sits at the west end of the high street and, with an ever increasing and fiercely loyal fan base, acts as a cultural hub in this historic North Yorkshire market town.
The venue opened as an arts centre in 2003, and has developed a strong reputation as a receiving house which programmes high quality national and international touring artists from the worlds of folk, comedy, blues, theatre, pop, rock and Americana.
With a maximum seated capacity of 150, the Town Hall regularly hosts acts more used to performing in spaces five, ten or even, on occasion, 100 times its size. Recent headliners have included Alan Carr, Midge Ure, Jon Richardson, Lloyd Cole, Two Door Cinema Club, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Lee Nelson.
|Capacity:||Up to 144 seated.|
|Extra Info:||Selby Town Hall is situated in a small converted Methodist chapel. It has fantastic natural acoustics but is not a purpose built performance space. The venue can hold up to a maximum of 144 audience members (seated), depending on the style of performance taking place, across stalls and balcony. There is a small demountable stage located in the alcove area where the pulpit once was. It narrows to a width of 4.2m upstage and fans out to 5.2m wide downstage. The depth is 3.8m and the total area is 17.46 metres squared. There is a dressing room stage left with direct access to the stage, but note that there is no wing space/off stage area. For theatre performances which require a larger performance space, the stage is removed and a flat floor performance area of 6.7m wide x 3.25m deep is used with the alcove area available for flats etc. This reduces capacity to around the 70 – 80 mark depending on size of set and associated sightline issues.|
|Technical Contact:||Chris Jones |