Square Chapel Arts Centre

Square Chapel Arts
Square Chapel Arts Centre
10 Square Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QG
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Square Chapel is a multi use art centre with a programme that includes music, comedy, film and theatre.

A major development project, with architects Evans Vettori, was completed in 2017 and provided an extension. The venue now includes the Copper auditorium with 108 seats, a newly equipped Red Brick auditorium with 230 seats and direct access to The Piece Hall. The project delivered a full renovation of backstage and technical facilities.

It is opposite Halifax railway station and next door to the Piece Hall.

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Arthur Smith - At Your Service

Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution ARTHUR SMITH and bask in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the 'alternative comedians' who shook up the world of light entertainment in the nineteen eighties and nineties. Arthur is simply one of our funniest and most original…

Fri 22 Sep

£14–£16 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

Beacon Actors And Square Chapel: Beauty And The Beast

The theft of a single rose has monstrous consequences for Beauty and her father, because this is no ordinary rose…and this is no ordinary fairy tale. Narrated by a pair of mischievous fairies, a very helpful rabbit and a thought snatcher machine, this timeless story will surprise, delight and enchant. Adapted for the…

Sat 23 Dec

£12–£36 / 01422 349422

  • 15:00
  • 18:00

Sun 24 Dec

£12–£36 / 01422 349422

  • 15:00

Best Foot Forward

A beautiful hostel, rich in YHA history, is falling apart. Can plucky Connie the warden prevent it from being turned into a golf club? Narrowboat-based Mikron Theatre's musical show is a hike through the history of hosteling and why it matters more than ever. Written by Maeve Larkin and directed by Marianne McNamara, with…

Thu 19 Oct

£11–£13 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

Bomb Happy

Bomb Happy brings to life the verbatim memories of the five remaining York Normandy Veterans who, as young lads from York, Leeds, Sheffield and London, find themselves part of one of the most important military operations in World War Two. Told in their own words, Bomb Happy follows each Veteran's unique journey from…

Fri 10 Nov

£10–£12 / 01422 349422

  • 19:00

Calderdale Big Band

Get your bonfire night off to a cracking start with an afternoon of sizzling swing with Calderdale Big Band. The 20-piece big band, based in Ripponden, will perform classic hits from the swing era, as well as several vocal numbers featuring singers Shelly Davies and Robert Gee. And there will also be funky fireworks in…

Sun 5 Nov

£11–£13 / 01422 349422

  • 14:00

Cecilia Knapp Presents Finding Home

"it doesn't just make sense, it hits you like a train." "Totally mesmerising." "Stories that are incredibly poetic but easy to follow and understand, touching and thought provoking." "About 2/3 through, i realised I hadn't moved an inch. Gripped." Finding Home is the first full length Spoken Word theatre piece by Celia…

Sat 14 Oct

£5 / 01422 349422

  • 17:00

Christmas Extravaganza

Get into the festive spirit with Leroy Anderson's 'Sleigh Ride', music from Polar Express, Silver Bells, White Christmas, and more. With over 100 performers, a 25 piece orchestra and children's chorus, prepare for an extravagant festival of Christmas music sure to delight and entertain.

Thu 23 Nov

£12–£14 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Christopher Nibble

Christopher Nibble and his guinea pig friends love munching on the dandelions of Dandeville. But Christopher knows it's crunch time when there is just one dandelion left. Will this plucky little guinea pig have the flower power to save the day? Find out with this energetic show full of puppets, original music and stunning…

Sun 29 Oct

£8 / 01422 349422

  • 14:30

Comedy Club 4 Kids

It's a comedy club, right, but for kids. Also any adults who enjoy a swear-free hour with the circuit's best stand-ups and sketch acts. Non-patronising. Pure awesome.

Thu 23 Nov

£10 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Cube Choir

Join the Cube Choir as they perform their Christmas Show at Square Chapel. This is their fourth Christmas concert and will feature festive songs old and new, a solo or two together with some fun audience participation to get you in the festive mood. This is a Square Chapel fundraising event.

Sun 10 Dec

£6–£8 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

Dotdotdot Dance: No Frills

dotdotdot dance uses flamenco as a medium to create innovative dance, challenge conventional perceptions and explore how traditional flamenco can be expressed in a contemporary context. In No Frills, they set out to strip flamenco down to its bare essence to access and express the raw and nuanced energy that is awoken in…

Sun 24 Sep

£11–£13 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Emma Decent Presents I Don't Know What I'm Supposed To Be Doing

'I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing' was something Emma's Mum said repeatedly in the early days of her dementia. Over 10 years later, now her mother has died, Emma finds herself asking the question for herself. Emma's Mum was a librarian, Emma is a library assistant. Especially created for libraries, this new show…

Sat 21 Oct

£5 / 01422 349422

  • 16:00

Fold

Fold are a gem in the Yorkshire music scene and we're delighted to welcome them to Square Chapel. Featured on Huey Morgan and Lauren Laverne's BBC 6 Music shows, Fold's music represents helping to advance equality and unity; to help break down barriers that divide us. Weaving tapestry of speaking and singing voices from…

Fri 22 Sep

£5 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

George Costigan in conversation with Willy Russell + Q&A

Willy Russell is best known as one of our most prolific and successful playwrights - 'Blood Brothers', 'Educating Rita' and 'Shirley Valentine' - but he is also a novelist, a singer, songwriter, painter and an accomplished musician. George Costigan, actor, writer and Square Chapel patron, has appeared in not only 'Rita…

Sun 26 Nov

£15 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

George Egg: Anarchist Cook

Possibly the actual definition of anarchic: George Egg creates full-blown meals from only stuff available in hotel rooms.

Sun 22 Oct

£12–£14 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Halifax Concert Band Presents A Christmas Festival

This ever-popular Christmas concert by Halifax Concert Band is a firm favourite in the calendar. Returning for its 13th annual Christmas concert at Square Chapel under the baton of conductor Christopher Binns, the band presents a programme of Christmas music and pieces from its recent repertoire. Additional seasonal fun…

Sat 2 Dec

£9.50 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

Halifax Philharmonic Club Presents Robin Ireland with Matthew Truster & Richard Lester

Robin Ireland was a student at Cambridge University and at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. He had a short spell as leader of the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra and subsequently became a founder member of the Piano Quartet, Domus, which toured with its own portable concert hall (a geodesic dom-e) as well…

Fri 10 Nov

£2–£19 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

Halifax Philharmonic Club presents The Vogler String Quartet

Individuality finding harmonious expression in ensemble - this has to be the quintessence of the Vogler Quartet, an ensemble which can claim the distinction of retaining its original membership since its formation in 1985. With an intelligent approach to the genre of chamber music, a brilliant playing technique…

Fri 20 Oct

£2–£19 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

Halifax Symphony Orchestra

We are delighted to welcome back to Square Chapel Arts Centre the popular Halifax Symphony Orchestra.

Sat 25 Nov

£2–£13 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

James Acaster: Classic Scrapes Preview

Self-deprecating anecdotes from the comedian who will release his first ever book this year.

Fri 3 Nov

£16 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

James Acaster: The Trelogy

Stand up from the 2015 Chortle Best Show winner, as he presents Recognise, Represent and Reset on tour.

Fri 3 Nov

£16 / 01422 349422

Jimmy Cricket - A Cricket Christmas Cracker

The much loved Irish Comedian, Jimmy Cricket, will be kicking off his Christmas season for 2017 at the Square Chapel Arts Centre. Come celebrate the most special time of the year when Jimmy will arrive with one-liners galore, a sprinkling of visual comedy and, yes, that ever present letter from his mammy! The show will…

Fri 24 Nov

£5–£10 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

King Lear

Tell me my daughters… which of you shall we say doth love us most? Dark and challenging, epic and shocking, human and uplifting. In this explosive retelling of the legend of Lear, King of the Britons, Debs Newbold channels her love of Shakespeare's language to whip up a great storm that will snatch you from your seat and…

Fri 29 Sep

£10–£12 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Calder Valley Youth Theatre present one of their most ambitious projects yet. Legally Blonde will be the first production CVYT will have performed at Square Chapel. Brought to the stage for one of the first times by a youth theatre, LEGALLY BLONDE promises to be yet another example of why CVYT are so well regarded in the…

Wed 15 Nov

£15 / 01422 349422

  • 19:15

Thu 16 Nov

£15 / 01422 349422

  • 19:15

Fri 17 Nov

£15 / 01422 349422

  • 19:15
…and 2 more dates until 19 Nov

London Symphony

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 12min
  • U
  • Directed by: Alex Barrett

Silent film offering a poetic journey through London, celebrating its culture and diversity.

Sun 24 Sep

£5–£7 / 01422 349422

  • 16:00 – 17:15

Wed 27 Sep

£5–£7 / 01422 349422

  • 17:45 – 19:00

Made

Target Theatre Company's work, written by Ikhtisad Ahmed and directed by Brett Lee Roberts, about the lives of hopes of four Bangladeshi garment workers.

Fri 24 Nov

£1–£20 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

The Magic Flute

Following their hugely popular and critically acclaimed English language re-imaginings of operas including La Boheme and Don Giovanni, OperaUpClose take on Mozart's classic The Magic Flute, re-inventing the opera in fabulous new robes for the era of Trump and recessions. Invited behind the velvet rope at London's most…

Sat 21 Oct

£10–£22.50 / 01422 349422

  • 19:00

Marching On Embers

With a fragile peace hanging over their community, the rifts of the past begin to tear apart the foundations of a prominent Republican family. This show tells the story of radicalisation, the allure of violence and the toxic mix of power and masculinity against the backdrop of a post Brexit fractured Northern Ireland.

Thu 5 Oct

£10–£12 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Mia

A Mind the Gap production, Created and Directed by Joyce Nga Yu Lee, about society's attitudes to parenting by those with a learning disability.

Thu 12 Oct

£10–£12 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

The Musicians Of Bremen: Compagnie Animotion (Over 3s)

The story of four animals, a donkey, a cat, a cockerel and a dog, who become extraordinary friends, based on the classic Grimm's fairy tale and featuring puppetry, movement and trapeze.

Wed 1 Nov

£8 / 01422 349422

  • 14:30

Near Gone

Delivered in English and Bulgarian, with pounding gypsy-inspired music, this beautiful performance fills an empty space with two performers, hundreds of fresh flowers and a storm of emotion. Awaken your senses with this heartfelt story of survival. Tickets £12

Fri 13 Oct

£10–£12 / 01422 349422

  • 19:45

New Year Gala Concert

Join us for an afternoon of polkas, waltzes and marches from the Strauss family and their contemporaries. Your perfect start to the New Year!

Sun 7 Jan 2018

£10–£12 / 01422 349422

  • 15:00

Orchestra of Square Chapel presents The Old and the New

The Orchestra of Square Chapel will perform a new work: Nick Simpson's Concerto for Piano (soloist, Teleri Sian), together with the first modern performance of William Herschel's Symphonia I (completed in 1762).

Sun 15 Oct

£10–£12 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

Paradise Lodge

Doodlebug Productions present a thought-provoking musical comedy, exploring how we deal with dementia, the nature of identity, reality, love, loss and aching loneliness.

Thu 23 Nov

Copper Auditorium

£10 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Partus

Contemporary performance surrounding the subject of birth, engaging with real people and real stories. Presented by Third Angel.

Fri 6 Oct

£1–£20 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00 – 21:30

Sat 7 Oct

£1–£20 / 01422 349422

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Peggy Seeger

The Queen Of Folk's long-awaited memoir, 'First Time Ever' is named for the classic love song written to her by her husband of many decades Ewan MacColl. Peggy combines performances of the songs that have meant most to her with extracts from the book and anecdotes about her long and unique life. She is supported by her…

Wed 29 Nov

£18 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

The Road to Huntsville

"I'm trying to understand why British women fall in love with men on death row. I'm corresponding with Jonny, incarcerated in Texas. I'm trying to understand how the death penalty fits into our world. I'm trying not to be judgemental." As seen on BBC2's Edinburgh Nights, The Road to Huntsville blends fact with fiction and…

Fri 17 Nov

£1–£20 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Schubert Ensemble

Internationally-renowned chamber group specialising in music for quartet and piano, led by pianist William Howard.

Fri 1 Dec

£2–£19 / 01424 229111

  • 19:30

Seaside Terror

Odd Doll comprising of Kathleen Yore and Rebekah Caputo present a celebration of the British horror and British holidays of the 1970s featuring puppetry, clowning and specially composed music.

Thu 23 Nov

£1–£20 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Shirley by Andrea Dunbar

Starring Natalie Gavin, Shirley is the last play by Andrea Dunbar, it's a snapshot of life in the working class council houses of Bradford of the 1980's. A short play which highlights the struggles, the relationships and the sometime comical lives of Shirley, her mum, best friend and boyfriends, as they simply exist in…

Sun 29 Oct

£10 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30 – 21:10

Shivers

The mysterious book of darkness and light, contains within it some of the most chilling tales ever told. As the haunting sounds of the violin fill the air, something stirs from the pages. You feel a prickle on your neck, your blood stills, you see monstrous things creep in the shadows. Is it all in your mind? Just tricks…

Thu 28 Sep

£10–£12 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Living Spit present their self-referential romp through history featuring live music, embroidery and Barbie dolls.

Fri 27 Oct

£12.50 / 01422 349422

  • 19:30

Thu 23 Nov

£12.50 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Swansong

Following critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Festivalm DugOut Theatre brings the smash-hit show to ask what we'd remember if we could start again.

Fri 20 Oct

£12.50 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Thu 23 Nov

£12.50 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Team Viking

Combining storytelling, comedy and live music, this is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted - a full Viking burial.

Fri 29 Sep

£1–£20 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

To Walk in Your Shoes

WHAT IF YOU HAD ONE HOUR TO FLEE YOUR COUNTRY? "There is no immigrant because we are all human. If a British person can be an ex-patriot in Africa, then we are all ex-patriots here, seeking a better life" Compiled from real life interviews with asylum seekers and refugees living in the North of England, TO WALK IN YOUR…

Thu 19 Oct

£1–£20 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00 – 21:10

Tom McConville

Internationally renowned for fiery, heart-stopping performances, join BBC award-winning fiddle player Tom McConville (BBC Folk Musician of the year) for an unforgettable show with jazz, folk, bluegrass and classical influences.

Thu 7 Dec

£10–£12 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Ugly Duckling

Float downstream with this musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale. Meet a host of colourful characters and journey through the seasons as the duckling finds his way in the world. But don't worry! A happy ending awaits our humble hero. Set on the banks of a magical river, fantastic puppets and a…

Sun 19 Nov

£8 / 01422 349422

  • 14:30

We are Bronte

Publick Transport Theatre's amusing take on the Yorkshire literary siblings, as two performers deconstruct not only gothic themes of love, madness, repression and revenge, but also themselves.

Sat 7 Oct

£10–£12 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

Written And Performed By Francesca Millican-slater Stories To Tell In The Middle Of The Night

"Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night is something new, a collection of ideas, a stack of stories, odd, familiar, funny, true and stolen. Stories that I've been writing on & off for years. Stories that follow the pattern of a sleepless night. Finding a way for those stories to tell larger themes. I've looked…

Sat 7 Oct

£5 / 01422 349422

  • 16:00

York Waits

We are delighted to welcome back the York Waits! Enjoy some winter and Christmas music spanning many centuries, many countries and using various instruments including wind and stringed, from the wide array that would have been played by bands in the medieval and Tudor periods.

Thu 19 Oct

£10–£12 / 01422 349422

  • 20:00 – 21:10

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