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St George’s Hall

St George's Hall is a disused Grade II listed Victorian public meeting hall attached to a high street pub in the centre of Colchester. It has a fascinating history ranging from anti-slavery campaigns to music-hall performances and a club for WW1 soldiers. We have undertaken a feasibility study and developed proposals to restore and reconfigure of the complex as a multi-functional music and events venue alongside a revitalised pub.

To establish the feasibility and demonstrate the potential of the space, in 2015 our team worked in a design-build capacity with a team of volunteers, to carry out hands-on work to the space. We put in place essential safety measures, lighting and other basic facilities to allow the first live performances in 60 years to take place in this amazing forgotten venue.

I loved the concert in St George’s Hall last week. Such an amazing place - a bit like a smaller version of the Wigmore Hall.

Seeing the inside of St George’s Hall was a revelation.

Audience members at the 2015 Festival