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 80,000 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.

For more information, please contact maureen@squarechapel.co.uk or call 01422 353 073 (ext 211)

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Our spaces

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.

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.

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 auditoriums are equipped with cinema screens and projectors, which can be hired for private screening events. Contact us for more information

Download the full tech spec here – Square Chapel Technical Pack 

For more information contact Maureen Wilson on 01422 353 073 or email maureen@squarechapel.co.uk



Our Auditorium is our largest room available for hire. It is perfect for a larger conference, for meetings, weddings and functions.


  • Seating for 220 people
  • PA system and theatre lighting
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sanyo proxtra multiverse projector, Model PLC-XU83 2000 l
  • Frame mounted projection screen
  • 1 carousel slide projector
  • Lectern
  • Pianos:
    – Steinway Grand Piano class D (special arrangement is required for use).
    – Yamaha Grand Model C3

The floor is made from Canadian Oak and is sprung. The performance area is NOT raked. The room can be blacked out by 12 black Dimlan fabric blackouts run on a track around the perimeter of the room. Each is attachable to the other by Velcro.

Please note that if you wish to use our equipment (which is included in the room hire charge) we require you to have a member of our technical team assisting you at all times. Technical assistance is charged at £12 / hour.

We have 3 round banqueting tables with a 4’ diameter and 11 trestle tables each measuring 6’ x 2’ 6”
Room Layouts
Raked seating for 220 people or Cabaret style for approximately 80 using the banqueting tables and trestle tables (seating unit retracted)

Other spaces that will be available to hire include:

  • Cinema/studio space – Copper auditorium (seats 115 and 87 for film)
  • The Cornerstone Room (for meetings & workshops)
  • The Green Room
  • The Café /Bar area

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    Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 8.30pm

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    Located centrally, opposite Halifax railway station, Square Chapel is right next door to the Piece Hall.