St. George's Hall

Bridge Street,
Bradford, BD1 1JS

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HJHill on May 19, 2024 at 10:43 pm

The projection was from the back of the stalls and, due to a central cast iron column, was off-axis. The beams had an upward angle. The console of the Victorian organ was relocated to an orchestra area created below the screen, which looks to have had a curved barrier. An organ blower driven by an electric motor was installed, very crudely, and located in front of the rather trashed organ behind the screen. The two U-shaped galleries meant that people in the side arms of the U (where the seats faced across to the other side) had to sit askew in their seats and/or crank their heads to one side to look sideways at the screen. This is illustrated in uploaded photos from 1951 before renovation started.

Biffaskin on September 7, 2023 at 1:09 pm

The location map for this venue seems way out on the larger area map!

Ian on December 19, 2005 at 1:34 pm

A recent interior photograph of the auditorium can be seen here
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Ian on November 18, 2004 at 3:42 pm

After the partial collapse of the ceiling in 2003 (the 150th anniversay of the hall), the auditorium has now been restored and is in splendid shape. The Hall is well used for concerts, comedy and even opera and is destined to be a part of the cultural life of Bradford for years to come.