The Square Chapel Trust
Square Chapel Centre for the Arts is a thriving venue in the heart of Halifax providing the best in theatre, music, dance and comedy; workshops, activities and lectures and the Orangebox young people's centre!
The Cornerstone Campaign
On Monday 21 September 2015 preparation for our capital build started!
The capital build will transform our venue by creating a new extension, a level access to the main space and improved facilities for everyone who uses Square Chapel Centre for the Arts. The space will include an intimate 108 seater multi-purpose cinema/studio theatre space for film screenings, performances and workshops; new dressing rooms, improved toilets; a dedicated space for its committed volunteers; and a café-bar area where they will serve locally sourced food and drink. There will also be direct access into the Piece Hall’s new interpretation centre creating a seamless cultural quarter in the heart of Halifax.
The build is part of our ambition to deliver a wider programme of events for existing audiences, to attract new audiences and to help Square Chapel raise its profile and grow the community around it.
The project should be completed by the summer of 2017 with a full programme of events to launch in the autumn of that year.
Until then we will remain open as normal and continue to welcome audiences from across the region.
Share in our success, we're almost there
Aside from the diverse artistic programme and stunning listed building, what makes Square Chapel really special is the incredible community spirit and support that has carried it from being a derelict building in 1988 to a thriving arts and community venue 25 years later. We have now out grown our foot print and the diggers have began to make us bigger in order for us to continue providing high quality activities and events.
It is thanks to you – the people and the businesses of Calderdale – that we have been able to get to this point. We are at an exciting stage with our transformation project both independently and in the wider context of the Orangebox, Piece Hall and Central Library, creating a new cultural quarter and putting Halifax on the map once and for all as a destination to be proud of.
Your support continues to be invaluable to us.
You can support us financially by either making a regular donation or simply a one-off gift if you prefer. Different levels of giving are linked to various types of acknowledgement (details of which can be found on our website), providing you leave us with your name when you donate.
Please share in our success and future. For the arts; for Halifax; for you.