The Victoria Hall was built in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Built in local red brick and terracotta, the classical Grade II Listed venue originally held 2800 people, and has, over the years, been the scene of numerous concerts, wrestling contests, boxing matches and many rock gigs.
The Victoria Hall was revamped in the mid-nineties, opening its doors once more in 1998 and has since then been at the heart of the Cultural Quarter, alongside its sister venue The Regent Theatre.
The Victoria Hall has now established itself as one of the most popular venues on the touring circuit and has played host to an impressive array of famous faces, including Paul Weller, KT Tunstall, Joan Rivers, Jack Dee, Mitchell & Webb, Jimmy Carr, Russell Brand and Bloc Party, to name but a few. It consistently attracts the biggest names in music and comedy to Stoke-on-Trent, as well as an array of children’s shows, music tributes and dance.
Selected reviews for this venue:
Marty Wilde's Rock N Roll Party (01/12/14) - great
This is the second time we have seen this show. Marty Wilde and the Wildcats were fantastic as was the girl singer. Eden Kane was once again terrific but John Layton was showing his age. Overall a good evenings entertainment
Address: Victoria Hall
By Train: Frequent trains to Stoke-on-Trent from towns in the surrounding area. Stoke-on-Trent railway station is a 10 minute bus ride or taxi drive away.
Victoria Hall is situated in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre (Hanley), easily accessible from the M6, junctions 15 and 16, and from the A50. Follow the prominent brown tourism signs for the Cultural Quarter and then Theatres. Ample secure parking nearby (£1 eves).
There are designated wheelchair space on all three auditorium levels:
x 4 spaces in Upper Circle Row B Accessed by lift
x 4 spaces in Circle Row D Accessed by lift
x 2 spaces in Stalls Row H
x 2 space in Stalls Row S Accessed by flat level from foyer
Box Office, cloakroom and bars all have low level counters.
There is lift access to all levels of the hall from our foyer. The lift has an audible announcer.
We have an infra-red sound enhancement system in the auditorium. Using a headset (without a hearing aid) or one that is worn around the neck (with a hearing aid) you can boost the volume of the performance. There is no charge for using the headsets which you can collect from the cloakroom.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre and we will provide water for them on request.
There are accessible toilets in the Foyer, the Circle bar, the Upper Circle Bar and the Sponsors Room.