MUSIC, FILM, VISUAL ART, PERFORMANCE, SEASONAL FESTIVALS, SPORTING EVENTS & MORE
In a setting like nowhere else in the UK, our central courtyard, surrounded by colonnaded galleries, will host a world-class programme of music, dance, film, visual art and spectacle for up to 7,500 people at a time.
The 66,000 sq ft courtyard is being transformed into a beautiful, accessible, open piazza surrounded by independent cafés, shops, restaurants and creative businesses.
The Piece Hall will attract major national and international artists. Expect a huge array of events, from contemporary and classical music concerts, to intimate site-specific performances, circus spectacle and street theatre. Seasonal festivities will include an ice rink and markets, alongside special food and drink celebrations and fairs. Visual arts, outdoor sculpture and video mapping will all bring the building to life. The Piece Hall will host major sporting events, iconic film festivals and large scale participation projects.
The ambitious events programme will ensure The Piece Hall is a vibrant cultural quarter to be enjoyed by all. As one of Europe’s great public squares, the vast open space will be a ‘must visit’ as it is brought to life with an eclectic and thriving year-round programme. The Piece Hall will also be home to a visual arts gallery hosting significant local, national and international exhibitions, and the new conference spaces, restaurants, cafés and bars can also offer live performance in more intimate settings.
The events programme will be a mix of free events and charged admission and will run on selected dates throughout the year. Programme announcements will be made as we move closer to opening, with our first events expected in 2017. All announcements will be made on this page.
From 2017, expect to see: