King George's Hall, Blackburn

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King George's Hall

King George's Hall is a performance venue located on Northgate in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.

It contains three halls: the Concert Hall, seating up to 1800; the Windsor Suite (capacity 750), and Blakey’s Cafe Bar (capacity 500). It is also the location of Blackburn register office.[1] It is operated by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

Designed by architects Briggs, Wolstenholme & Thornely, construction of the hall began in 1913, but was interrupted by the First World War. It was officially opened in October 1921, and was extensively renovated in 1994.[2] It is a Grade II listed building.[3]

Among the artists who have appeared there are David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1973).[4]

References

  1. ^ "Weddings & Celebrations".
  2. ^ "About The Hall".
  3. ^ Historic England. "KING GEORGES HALL (1223217)". National Heritage List for England.
  4. ^ "1973 tour dates". BowieWonderWorld.com.

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 53°44′57″N 2°29′10″W / 53.749165°N 2.486097°W / 53.749165; -2.486097


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