Preston Guildhall

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Preston Guildhall
Lancaster Road,
PR1 1HT Preston

Venue information

Preston Guild Hall Entertainment Complex is dominated by 2 fantastic venues that host on average around 300 events per year with over 100,000 visitors. The Grand Hall Arena was designed as a prestigious concert venue seating over 2,000 guests although it's multi purpose layout and flexibility means that it can be used for a range of activities and productions including large dinner events, sporting events, conferencing, dance events and much, much more.

The Charter Theatre is a smaller venue with a much more traditional theatre ambiance seating 780 guests. Unlike the Grand Hall, the Charter Theatre is a fully equipped theatre with flying equipment and pros walls with traditional theatre style seating.

Over the years both venues have operated side by side offering a wide range of products and services to suit all its visitors – past, present and future. From big names in the entertainment industry such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, David Bowie, to name but a few, to big games including World Snooker, International Darts, Bowls and International Badminton.

Each season is a new challenge as we aim to produce a fantastic programme of events and productions that allow us to Entertain You!

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Preston Guildhall

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Address: Preston Guildhall
Lancaster Road, PR1 1HT Preston
Public transport
Public Transport
Preston is a principal station on the West Coast Main Line from London to Glasgow and benefits from Virgin Trains new tilting high speed trains cutting journey time down dramatically. Three International airports, Manchester Ringway, Liverpool John Lennon and Blackpool Airport triangulate the city offering an enviable choice of airline connections and destinations.

By road
Preston's prime central location means that as a city it is easily accessible from anywhere in the country with the M6, Britain's main motorway artery between London and the South up to Scotland, on the doorstep of the city, boasting 5 major junctions and direct links to the M65 (East Lancashire), the M61 (Manchester) and the M55 (Blackpool).


New car parking charges have recently been introduced to the Bus Station car park, the car park attached to the Guild Hall. The pay and display tariff is subject to an hourly charge but patrons of the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre can pre-pay in advance for a discounted ticket when purchasing their venue tickets at a cost of £3 for the afternoon/evening. This arrangement will allow you to extend your evening in Preston and offer customers the opportunity to enjoy their stay by visiting the many quality bars and restaurants available in the city with peace of mind. The Guild Hall operates a full 'No Smoking' policy throughout the building.


The Guild Hall venue is positioned one floor above street level and is accessed via the Guild Hall shopping centre on Lancaster Road with escalators ascending and descending as well as a lift that gives direct access to the Foyer area and Grand Hall as well as The Charter Theatre, Celebrity Restaurant and Avenham Suite. There is also direct pedestrian access via the bus station multi story car park that feeds directly into the Guild Hall Promenade area.

Both the Grand Hall and Charter Theatre have designated areas for wheelchair users or those who are otherwise of severely restricted mobility. The limited number of tickets for these areas are free of charge when booked with an escort's ticket at the regular price – an escort must accompany each disabled person. Please advise the Box Office of any special requirements at the time of booking. The Grand Hall and Charter Theatre have adapted toilet facilities and easy access to the bar and lounge areas. Grand Hall and Charter Theatre staff will be glad to give any assistance required from point of arrival at the venue and Guide Dogs are welcome.

Both the Grand Hall and Charter Theatre are equipped with the Sennheiser infra-red audio transmission system to assist customers with impaired hearing. A free stethoset receiver may be requested at any performance.