The Arts Society Halifax

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Square Chapel Arts Centre

Built in 1772, Square Chapel is a beautiful Grade 2* listed red brick Georgian Chapel and one of only a handful of square churches ever built.

In 1988 six local theatre lovers bought a rundown Square Chapel for just £25. Their vision was to turn it into a vibrant Centre for the Arts for professional artists and the community.

Fast forward to the present day and Square Chapel attracts over 40,000 people per year to events and activities and has gone from being run by volunteers back in 1995 to employing 20 full and part time staff.

Square Chapel has presented shows such as Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers; comedians Phil Jupitus, Rhod Gilbert and Jerry Sadowitz; folk musicians Ralph McTell, Maddy Prior and Waterson:Carthy; supports rising stars, new theatre companies and young talented musicians; provides the community with workshops, lectures and a versatile space, and is home to the Orchestra of Square Chapel, who performed here with Prunella Scales and Timothy West in October 2009. Following a major refurbishment we are delighted to be able to use this even more fabulous local facility for our events and meetings.


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