Prices will depend on the event. Tickets range from £5 onwards.
Gloucester’s historic Guildhall is a distinctive venue for meetings, entertainment and corporate events. It was originally built in 1890 and opened in 1892 on the site formerly occupied by old Blue Coat Hospital. On the ground floor it housed offices for the town clerk, accountant, surveyor and other officials. With council chambers, committee rooms, the Mayor’s parlour and a public hall on the first floor. The Mayor’s Ball was held each year in what is now the theatre and remained in use for council meetings and as the Chief Executives’ offices until 1985.
A large scale refurbishment went ahead between 1985 and 1988, turning the place into a lively arts venue, and Gloucester Guildhall has been entertaining, educating and invigorating the area ever since. Gloucester Guildhall is a very busy place offering live shows, concerts, film screenings, conferences, exhibitions, comedy nights, cabaret, theatre, celebrity appearances, club nights, theme nights and lots more.
20 years on and the Guildhall has a well-earned reputation as ‘The County’s Liveliest Venue’. It has played host to some of the finest names on the national music circuit including Radiohead, Muse, Primal Scream, The Subways, Lily Allen, Pete Doherty, George Ezra and many more. As well as that, some household comedians including Frankie Boyle, Andy Parsons, Dara O’Brien and Jeremy Hardy have been through the doors. More recently the Guildhall has introduced ‘Speakers’ nights where public figures such as Germaine Greer, Tony Benn MP, Peter Hook, Sir David Frost, Ann Widdecombe MP and Alexei Sayle have visited the Guildhall.
In January 2010 the Guildhall has won an award for ‘Putting Gloucester On The Map’, larger thanks to an increased profile in both local and national media recognising the consistency of quality events, and it’s increasingly broad and impressive programme will see the venue continue this for years to come.
- In town/city centre
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Conference facilities
- Event Venue
Map & Directions
From the North: Get off the M5 at Junction 11, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A40 (signposted Gloucester/Cirencester). At Elmbridge Court roundabout take the 4th exit (signposted Ross). At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A38 and then at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A430 (Kingsholm Road). At the traffic lights turn left onto Black Dog Way and follow the road. At the traffic lights turn right into Bruton Way approach and then at the roundabout turn right on to Station Road. Continue forward and take the 2nd left , continue up the ramp and in to the car park. If you drive right to the top of the car park there is a back entrance in to the Guildhall. Alternatively you could follow signs to Gloucester city centre, park your car in another car park and access the Guildhall from the front entrance on Eastgate Street.
From the South: Get off the M5 at Junction 12, at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B4008. At the Cross Keys roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A38. At the next roundabout continue forward. At the traffic lights continue forward (stay in the left hand lane, signposted Ross) onto the A430, Secunda Way. Continue forward on this by pass until you come to a roundabout, stay in the right hand lane and take the 2nd exit (on to Hempstead Lane). At the traffic lights turn right onto St. Ann Way. Continue forward at the next 2 sets of lights and then continue forward at the cross road on to Trier Way. Continue forward on to Trier Way (past GL1 on your left). At the next cross roads turn left into Bruton Way approach. At the roundabout turn right on to Station Road. Continue forward and take the 2nd left, continue up the ramp and in to the car park. If you drive right to the top of the car park there is a back entrance in to the Guildhall. Alternatively you could follow signs to Gloucester city centre, park your car in another car park and access the Guildhall from the front entrance on Eastgate Street.
Public Transport Directions
If you arrive by Train, come out of the Train Station and cross Bruton Way and walk in to the Bus Station. Walk through the Bus Station on to Station Road and continue forward in to Clarence Street. At the end of Clarence Street turn right in to Eastgate Street. The Guildhall is just up on the right in between Dorothy Perkins and C&G Bank.
|Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* Above times are the opening hours for the building. The Box Office is open from 10am everyday and closes at 9pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and 10pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Opening times can vary due to events please contact the venue prior to your visit.
Christmas Opening Hours 2014
The Guildhall will be closing at 3pm December 22nd and will not be open again until 5th January.
On that day the Café will only be doing Tea/Coffee and Cake due to being closed for two weeks.