Built in 1772, Square Chapel is a beautiful Grade II* 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 26 full and part time staff. So if you’re looking for a venue with character and charm, then you’ve come to the right place.
Hire our spaces:
Shows and Public Events
With our room hire packages you also get the assistance and advice of a qualified team of people to help with your general and technical enquiries. For performances and rehearsals a technician will be available throughout the hire period to oversee the use of our technical equipment. During your event, our Duty Manager will ensure everything runs smoothly, by overseeing all staffing requirements for the building. For an additional charge box office sales and marketing are also available to widen your appeal.
Conferences and Meetings
We have a number of spaces available to hire, for simple 1 to 1 meetings, team away-days, conferences and lectures. You will arrive to find your hired space set up in the style required, with any equipment you may have requested, then you will be left in peace, but with the knowledge that our staff will be on hand to assist with any additional requests you may have.
The flexible nature of our building means that you can take over as many rooms as required, with break-out spaces and different layouts as needed. We can also arrange for refreshments to be replenished throughout the day and catering to be organised as necessary.
Parties and Weddings
Of course, Square Chapel’s primary function is to entertain! Therefore where better to hold your party than in one of our auditorium spaces. With a bar on hand*, all the equipment needed to host a live band or disco and a sprung floor for dancing, there’s nowhere better to celebrate a special birthday, naming ceremony or your big day!
Room dressing is not included in our prices; but come see us to discuss your requirements and we will work with you to create a memorable event.
Both of our auditoria are equipped with cinema screens and projectors, which can be hired for private screening events. Contact us for more information
*Until April 2017, we will be operating a bottle bar and serving hot drinks from our Green Room, which will run at all our public events, unless requested not to. The bar is open one hour from curtain up/event start time. A limited bottle bar will also be available during intervals in the auditorium.
Download the full tech spec here – Square Chapel Technical Pack