The New Building

Square Chapel is a thriving venue in the centre of Halifax, we present a vibrant mix of shows, events and workshops and reach over 40,000 people every year. Now in our 27th year, we have outgrown the current building. This is why we are undertaking an ambitious but deliverable plan that will mean we can double our audiences, and meet the demand for even more of the high quality shows and workshops people have told us they love.   

This development will modernise the current building, greatly improve the experience for everyone who uses the building and create a stunning, modern extension linking directly to the Piece Hall.

The new Square Chapel will contain

  • A new extension for Square Chapel with improved facilities
  • A smaller, multi-purpose auditorium for performances, film screenings and workshops
  • A welcoming café-bar Improved access throughout
  • New dressing rooms
  • New and improved toilet facilities
  • Dedicated space for committed volunteers
  • Direct access to The Piece Hall’s interpretation centre creating a seamless cultural quarter in the heart of Halifax

What this means for Halifax, for the arts and for you

For Halifax… Square Chapel will be central to the new cultural quarter which will include Piece Hall, the library and Orangebox young people’s centre, drawing more visitors and customers to the town and making Halifax one of the fastest growing cultural tourism destinations in England.

For the arts… The new Square Chapel will mean even more professional theatre, music, dance, comedy and film for our audiences along with a host of new ways to get involved with creative activities.

For you…Whether you visit, work or live in Halifax, the new Square Chapel will bring new opportunities and offer first-class facilities, completely transforming your experience of the town.

We’re almost there…

The fundraising campaign for our new building is going from strength to strength and we are well on the way to generating the funding required to make this vision a reality. Our fundraising will also continue after the building work is complete as we want to maintain brilliant new spaces for all to use.

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Share our success…

Now is the time for the final push, as we look to raise the last little bit of funding we need. Please take a look at the Support us pages to find out more about how you can be part of the Square Chapel of the future… the largest cultural provider in Calderdale!

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