Blackheath Halls is open for business again following it's 6 months of closure and £3m renovation of the Great Hall, bar and backstage areas in order to improve the venue for both its' performers and its' audiences.

New Bar, New Stage, New Seating

The sloped stage has been levelled and lowered, enabling dance, musical theatre and family theatre companies to use it for the first time. Retractable raked seating now gives audience improved sight lines and comfort, new curtains and screens have improved acoustics for different genres of music, and new stage equipment and lighting will enhance the performer and audience experience.

The bar area has been completely remodelled, creating a larger, flexible, modern space for guests to unwind before and after events, as well as a new small performance area for informal entertainment. 

New Season Events

The first public event in the Great Hall was the three-day London International Early Music Festival (8-10 November) – the world’s largest early music fair, featuring a full programme of concerts and a vibrant market place attracting over 100 instrument makers from around the globe. 

The Royal Opera House singers from the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme return with a programme of recitals throughout the season starting Wednesday 13th November.

Three of the biggest names in comedy take to the Great Hall stage this autumn: Marcus Brigstocke on Friday 16 November, Sean Lock  on Friday 30 November, and Rich Hall on Sunday 2 December.

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Other highlights in the Blackheath Halls season include Blackheath Goes Gospel’s 10th birthday celebration on Saturday 24 November, and the first performance by one of the UK's leading Taiko ensembles, Taiko Meantime, who bring their new Resonance tour to the Great Hall on Saturday 1 December as part of a larger scale Family Day, with activities for children running throughout the venue.

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 For more information about all the new season events at Blackheath Halls visit our What's On page.

 

Who would you name a seat after? Take Your Seat at Blackheath Halls 

For the very first time in it's rich 120 year history, Blackheath Halls are offering the opportunity to name a seat in the Great Hall with a plaque attached to one of the new raked seats as well as be named on our Supporters Board in the newly renovated bar areas.

All monies raised from this campaign will be supporting our campaign to Transform Blackheath Halls, ensuring that the venue remains a vibrant, creative venue, worthy of the creative talents it hosts for many years to come.    

More information available here 

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Blackheath Halls Autumn 2018 Brochure
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