The Venue

To be held in 2017 at

Hull City Hall, Hull


Hull City Hall is right in the city centre of Hull in Queen Victoria Square. It is near the Maritime Museum and Ferens Art Gallery.

The city architect, J H Hirst, designed the City Hall, mainly in the renaissance style of the Wren Period.

The building is constructed of fair faced Ashlar stone and extends to a height of three stories.

On the long North and South sides, entrances to the main hall and gallery interrupt the ground storey shops at intervals.

The main entrance facing Queen Victoria Square to the eastern side has an elegant central Tuscan porch which projects over the pavement. Above this, extending through both storeys, is a recessed ornamental panel, (known as a cartouche). Aloft of this in the area between the door lintel and the arch above (called the tympanum) bear the arms of Kingston Upon Hull. Situated above the semi-circular low pitched gable rises a glorious crowning dome made of copper, which is partly based on the arcaded design of the drum on that of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

The dome is gracefully seated upon glazed reedings between rectangular columns. These project slightly from the wall (called Ionic pilasters) and have four projecting canopied recesses. In the foreground of each recess there is a magnificent carved image (known a pedimented tabernacles) set diagonally to the axis of the building.

The Hull City Hall now holds numerous and varied events ranging from the Classics Orchestral Concert series to pop concerts, comedy, conferences, exhibitions and degree ceremonies.

The trains are only 2 hrs 25 mins direct from London and only about 2 hrs from Manchester.


Hull City Hall
Hull Culture & Leisure
Queen Victoria Square

How to find Hull City Hall

Hull City Hall is right in the city centre of Hull in Queen Victoria Square. It is near the Maritime Museum and Ferens Art Gallery.

By Road      

The A63 Trunk Road connects Hull directly into the national motorway system (M62/M18/M1). The A1079 connects Hull to York and the North East and the Humber Bridge links into the A15 and the M180 to the south. These major road connections are relatively congestion-free and bring up to 10 million people to within two hours’ drive of Hull.

By Rail         

Eight direct rail services run each day between Hull and London taking as little as 2 hours 40 minutes each way. There is an hourly service on the north Trans Pennine line to Leeds (and on to Manchester and its airport) and a twice-hourly service to Doncaster and Sheffield (with connections to the East Coast Main Line and into the Midlands).

By Air       

Hull is within one hour’s drive of both Humberside and Robin Hood (Doncaster/Sheffield) Airports, and within two hours’ drive of East Midlands, Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Durham Tees Valley airports. These give a wide range of connections to Europe and beyond. The regular train service from Hull to Manchester Airport now takes less than three hours.

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