Support Us

In 1988 six art lovers bought a dilapidated Square Chapel for £25, saving it from demolition. Their vision was to turn the building into Halifax’s home for performing arts, music and ideas.

Along with our eclectic artistic programme and stunning multipurpose building, what makes Square Chapel special is the ambition and spirit that has taken us from being a derelict building in 1988 to the vibrant community and creative venue we are today.

This would not have been possible without the people at the heart of everything we do – our audiences, supporters, patrons and funders.

Ways to Support

Our audiences are key to ensuring we bring the most exciting and engaging performance and film to Square Chapel.

Our membership is  designed to enable you to support our artistic programme and bring you that bit closer to the action through ticket discounts and a range of other advantages.

Find out more about our memberships

In 1988 six art lovers bought a dilapidated Square Chapel for £25, saving it from demolition. Their vision was to turn the building into a centre for performing arts, music and ideas, open and accessible to everyone.

A commitment to making art accessible to everyone continues to underpin our work. Alongside our Pay as You Can scheme, which ensures everyone can attend our performances, we run an extensive range of outreach events for children, older people and communities that find it hard to engage in the arts.

This is only possible through the generous support of people like you – people who understand how the arts can change lives.

A small one-off donation makes a huge difference. A regular gift does even more.

Make a donation

Make a more substantial gift and join our patrons’ circle.

Patrons become involved Square Chapel in a number of ways. Some support through their financial gift. Others become active in our development, utilising their experience to support our Board and staff team.

On becoming a patron, you will receive a range of exclusive benefits, including your name on a seat and acknowledgment in our public area. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to become part of a dynamic group shaping the future of Square Chapel.

To find out more email

If you are a Business

Join our circle of corporate partners and make your mark in the heart of Halifax’s new Cultural Quarter.

The extension linking Square Chapel with the transformed Piece Hall, nestled beside the new library, put us at the heart of regeneration of Halifax.

In 2017/18, Square Chapel will attract over 60,000 visitors to more than 600 live events and cinema screenings.

We can offer a range of bespoke partnership opportunities , including:

  • Complimentary tickets to Square Chapel events
  • Discounted use of the Square Chapel space
  • Your company’s logo in our season brochures, website and newsletters
  • Promotion on our social media platforms


To find out more email

A chance to support the arts on your doorstep

Opportunities for sponsorship are varied and bespoke, but could include support for:

  • Film seasons
  • Artist Development
  • Live Cinema
  • Festive Season
  • Community Outreach & Education
  • The launch of the new Square Chapel

And of course, we would like to thank our current Corporate Members for their ongoing support of Square Chapel:

Walker Singleton Chartered Surveyors

Timeform LTD

Bairstow & Atkinson Chartered Accountants

Harveys – The Department Store of Halifax

The Railway Hotel

Grand Central Railway

Chadwick Lawrence

The Imperial Crown Hotel

If you would like to know more about either of our two fantastic support opportunities get in touch today on 01422 353073 /

We would like to thank our current Corporate Friends for their ongoing support of Square Chapel:



Our Supporters

Square Chapel is hugely grateful all our volunteers, members and patrons for their commitment, dedication and tireless fundraising efforts over recent years.


We would like to extend special thanks to:


Trusts and Foundations

Arts Council England

Green Hall Foundation

Foyle Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation

Sir George Martin Trust

The Monument Trust

The Wolfson Foundation

The Idlewild Trust

The Joseph and Mary Hiley Trust

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation

Community Foundation for Calderdale (Bill & Val Rooney Fund)



Timeform                                            Evans Vettori

Harveys of Halifax                            Halifax Rotary Club

Lloyds TSB



Robin & Jessica Sutcliffe                 Kate Dugdale

June Paxton-White                           Tim & Anne Kirker

Claire Slattery                                     Roger & Sue Harvey

Mark & Peggy Pullan                         Mary Crossley

Christopher Bailey                             Jenny Lynn

David Nash                                           Pat & Susan Russell

Andrew Marshall

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    01422 349 422

    Daily 10am – 9pm

    Café & Bar

    Daily from 10am - until late
    Food served from
    12 noon - 8.00pm
    Alcohol served from
    12 noon - until late

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  • How to find us

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