Published: 21st Feb 2019

Bradford’s Grade II* listed St. George’s Hall has re-opened to the public after a £9m refurbishment, funded by Bradford Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The famous Victorian concert hall welcomed its first acts back on its stage this past weekend after extensive work took place on its interior and exterior. Improvements made to the structure of the hall include major works on its roof, windows, electrics and stonework – funded with £1.5m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund – as well as larger front-of-house areas. The building’s auditorium has also been improved, boasting brand new seating and configuration with improved sightlines. Adam Renton, general manager at Bradford Theatres which is responsible for operating the hall, said: ‘The restoration is truly first rate and it really does bring the facilities and the venue right up to date. ‘It has taken over 125,000 staff hours from the main contractor to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)