To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre

Type: Theatre

Lancaster Road

Tel: 01772 80 44 44

Add Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre to your Itinerary

Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre

In October 2014 Preston Guild Hall was taken out of the hands of Preston City Council and into those of a local entrepreneur Simon Rigby. It is an exciting new chapter in Preston’s entertainment scene and the venue have ambitious plans to elevate the venue and complex back to its previous status.

In addition to the programming and event developments of the 720 seater theatre and 2034 seater hall, Simon and his team have begun investing heavily in the complex. The arcade has seen additions such as restaurant Mundo Tapas, coffee shop Leaf or Bean and the cocktail and wine bar, Review. The new Villa Italian restaurant as just opened its doors in June 2016. LiVe: previously the Guild Hall foyer space has undergone a major revamp to create a brand new multifunctional space, perfect for intimate gigs, post-show drinks and dancing the night away.

The latest addition is The Terrace, located on the front balcony of the building, overlooking the City. The Terrace has three distinct areas for eating and drinking, which are connected to the Villa Italian, LiVe and Review, but it can also be opened up into one larger space. It even has a retractable roof making it a great destination whatever the weather! Preston Guild Hall’s new eatery Dogs ‘n’ Doughnuts, located above Review on The Terrace, is due to open its doors on 21 April 2017.

The developments are set to continue with more exciting plans in progress creating LeVel: A 10-pin bowling alley, a nine-hole crazy golf course, karaoke booths, a sports bar and Tex Mex diner, along with a new entrance from Lord Street are all proposed for their biggest project yet. The overall aim is to provide a hub of entertainment for the people of Lancashire. Offering something for all ages and catering to all tastes.

With its city centre location, on-site parking and links to nearby bus and rail networks, the Guild Hall Arcade is easily accessible 7 days a week. Whether you’re having lunch in one of our restaurants, a catch up over coffee or taking in a show, we’ve got it all. They offer the very best in authentic dining.

For more information on the shows, events, venue hire or any of the restaurants visit

Plus why not join their mailing list for all the latest offers including pre-show dining and all the up to date developments within the complex. To join the mailing list, please email or sign up via the website.

Similar to this

Leaf or Bean, Preston

Mundo Tapas, Preston

Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, Preston

Monday, 1st May 2017 - Thursday, 31st August 2017

ITV & Impact Wrestling present WOS Wrestling
more info

Wednesday, 30th August 2017 - Wednesday, 30th August 2017

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble plus Support
more info

Wednesday, 30th August 2017 - Wednesday, 30th August 2017

The Dreamboys
more info

Wednesday, 30th August 2017 - Wednesday, 30th August 2017

The Dreamboys
more info

Friday, 1st September 2017 - Friday, 1st September 2017

An Audience with Katie Price
more info

Saturday, 2nd September 2017 - Saturday, 2nd September 2017

Raver Tots
more info

Thursday, 7th September 2017 - Thursday, 7th September 2017

Some Guys Have All the Luck
more info

Saturday, 9th September 2017 - Saturday, 9th September 2017

The Magic of Motown
more info

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 - Wednesday, 13th September 2017

Stewart Lee: Content Provider
more info

Friday, 15th September 2017 - Friday, 15th September 2017

The Carpenters Story
more info

Saturday, 16th September 2017 - Saturday, 16th September 2017

Tom Stade
more info

Sunday, 17th September 2017 - Sunday, 17th September 2017

The King is Back
more info

Sunday, 17th September 2017 - Sunday, 17th September 2017

The Quireboys
more info

Wednesday, 20th September 2017 - Wednesday, 20th September 2017

Rob Brydon: I am Standing Up
more info

Thursday, 21st September 2017 - Thursday, 21st September 2017

Let's Hang On
more info

Friday, 22nd September 2017 - Friday, 22nd September 2017

Mad About the Musicals
more info

Saturday, 23rd September 2017 - Saturday, 23rd September 2017

Preston Comic Con
more info

Sunday, 24th September 2017 - Sunday, 24th September 2017

Madama Butterfly
more info

Monday, 25th September 2017 - Monday, 25th September 2017

G4 - Live in Concert
more info

Tuesday, 26th September 2017 - Tuesday, 26th September 2017

Circo Cuba Libre
more info

Thursday, 28th September 2017 - Thursday, 28th September 2017

TJ Higgs
more info

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 - Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

The House of Love
more info

Wednesday, 4th October 2017 - Saturday, 7th October 2017

ABD Productions present Jane Eyre
more info

Thursday, 12th October 2017 - Thursday, 12th October 2017

Joel Dommett
more info

Friday, 13th October 2017 - Friday, 13th October 2017

Will Joseph Cook
more info

Saturday, 14th October 2017 - Saturday, 14th October 2017

The Legendary Kenny Lynch - Rat Pack Revue
more info

Sunday, 15th October 2017 - Sunday, 15th October 2017

Jimeoin: Ridiculous
more info

Sunday, 15th October 2017 - Sunday, 15th October 2017

Walter Trout
more info

Monday, 16th October 2017 - Monday, 16th October 2017

Busted plus Special Guests
more info

Wednesday, 18th October 2017 - Wednesday, 18th October 2017

Derek Acorah
more info

Thursday, 19th October 2017 - Thursday, 19th October 2017

The Illegal Eagles
more info

Saturday, 21st October 2017 - Saturday, 21st October 2017

Sage Francis & B. Dolan
more info

Monday, 23rd October 2017 - Monday, 23rd October 2017

TAME: with Professor Alice Roberts
more info

Tuesday, 24th October 2017 - Wednesday, 25th October 2017

All or Nothing
more info

Thursday, 26th October 2017 - Thursday, 26th October 2017

Lulu: all About the Music
more info

Thursday, 26th October 2017 - Thursday, 26th October 2017

Money for Nothing
more info

Friday, 27th October 2017 - Friday, 27th October 2017

Justin Currie & the Pallbearers
more info

Saturday, 28th October 2017 - Saturday, 28th October 2017

Wannabe: The Spice Girls Show
more info

Tuesday, 31st October 2017 - Tuesday, 31st October 2017

The Hunting of the Snark
more info

Friday, 3rd November 2017 - Friday, 3rd November 2017

Dominic Kirwan &Lisa Stanley
more info

Saturday, 4th November 2017 - Saturday, 4th November 2017

Andrew Lawrence: The Happy Accident Tour
more info

Monday, 6th November 2017 - Monday, 6th November 2017

Martin Barre
more info

Friday, 10th November 2017 - Saturday, 11th November 2017

Greg Davies - You magnificent Beast
more info

Saturday, 11th November 2017 - Saturday, 11th November 2017

Elkie Brooks
more info

Sunday, 12th November 2017 - Sunday, 12th November 2017

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
more info

Wednesday, 15th November 2017 - Wednesday, 15th November 2017

DUB PISTOLS: Crazy Diamond Tour
more info

Thursday, 16th November 2017 - Thursday, 16th November 2017

Milton Jones is Out There
more info

Friday, 17th November 2017 - Friday, 17th November 2017

Elvis World Tour: Shawn Klush
more info

Saturday, 18th November 2017 - Saturday, 18th November 2017

Jackson Live in Concert
more info

Saturday, 18th November 2017 - Saturday, 18th November 2017

more info

Sunday, 19th November 2017 - Sunday, 19th November 2017

The Sensational 60's Experience
more info

Saturday, 25th November 2017 - Saturday, 25th November 2017

The Lancashire Hotpots: Never mind the hotpots 10th Anniversary tour
more info

Tuesday, 28th November 2017 - Tuesday, 28th November 2017

Happy Mondays
more info

Thursday, 30th November 2017 - Thursday, 30th November 2017

The Preston Guild Hall Classic
more info

Friday, 1st December 2017 - Friday, 1st December 2017

Guns 2 Roses
more info

Thursday, 7th December 2017 - Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

Aladdin - Panto
more info

Tuesday, 12th December 2017 - Tuesday, 12th December 2017

The Magic of the Opera with Lesley Garrett
more info

Saturday, 16th December 2017 - Saturday, 16th December 2017

The Chicago Blues Brothers
more info

Thursday, 21st December 2017 - Thursday, 21st December 2017

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit
more info

Saturday, 23rd December 2017 - Saturday, 23rd December 2017

Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
more info

Sunday, 24th December 2017 - Sunday, 24th December 2017

BBC Radio Lancashire's An Intimate Christmas
more info

Wednesday, 27th December 2017 - Wednesday, 27th December 2017

Thursday, 28th December 2017 - Thursday, 28th December 2017

The Jungle Book
more info

Friday, 12th January 2018 - Friday, 12th January 2018

Beyond the Barricade
more info

Sunday, 14th January 2018 - Sunday, 14th January 2018

The Transports
more info

Thursday, 18th January 2018 - Sunday, 21st January 2018

Awful Auntie
more info

Sunday, 21st January 2018 - Sunday, 21st January 2018

The Skids
more info

Thursday, 25th January 2018 - Thursday, 25th January 2018

Forbidden Nights
more info

Friday, 26th January 2018 - Friday, 26th January 2018

Jason Manford: Muddle Class
more info

Saturday, 10th February 2018 - Saturday, 10th February 2018

Rebecca Ferguson
more info

Monday, 19th February 2018 - Sunday, 25th February 2018

Ladbrokes World Grand Prix
more info

Sunday, 4th March 2018 - Sunday, 4th March 2018

more info

Friday, 16th March 2018 - Friday, 16th March 2018

Paul Carrack
more info

Wednesday, 21st March 2018 - Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit
more info

Friday, 23rd March 2018 - Friday, 23rd March 2018

Pete Storm - Elvis World Tour
more info

Friday, 23rd March 2018 - Friday, 23rd March 2018

The Smyths plus Support
more info

Friday, 6th April 2018 - Friday, 6th April 2018

Daliso Chaponda
more info

Friday, 13th April 2018 - Friday, 13th April 2018

Seven Drunken Nights
more info

Tuesday, 24th April 2018 - Tuesday, 24th April 2018

Heather Small
more info

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 - Saturday, 5th May 2018

Gangsta Granny
more info

Sunday, 20th May 2018 - Sunday, 20th May 2018

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast
more info


  • National Awards***Member of Marketing Lancashire ***Member of Marketing Lancashire 2014

Opening Times

Box Office Opening 2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Box Office (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* A secondary box office located on the first floor will be open prior to the start of performances.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

What's Nearby

  1. Preston Market

    Add Preston Market to your Itinerary

    Preston Market offers fantastic choice with the Indoor and Outdoor Markets and the ever...

    0.14 miles away
  2. Preston Musical Comedy Society

    Add Preston Musical Comedy Society  to your Itinerary

    Preston Musical Comedy Society are one of the most highly regarded amateur musical...

    0.41 miles away
  3. Avenham & Miller Parks

    Add Avenham & Miller Parks to your Itinerary

    The Grade II* parks, a 5 minute walk from the city centre, boasts many fine features,...

    0.74 miles away
  1. Timed Trap

    Add Timed Trap to your Itinerary

    Timed Trap is a real life, interactive escape game venue in the heart of Preston town...

    0.98 miles away
  2. Fired 4 U

    Add Fired 4 U to your Itinerary

    The Fired 4 U pottery painting studio welcomes everyone - families, friends and...

    1.45 miles away
  3. Brockholes

    Add Brockholes to your Itinerary

    Brockholes is a new kind of nature reserve, an unreserved reserve. Located at Junction 31...

    2.91 miles away
  4. Leyland Truck Trail

    Add Leyland Truck Trail to your Itinerary

    Thirteen 6-foot replica trucks will become a semi-permanent feature at sites around the...

    4.57 miles away
  5. British Commercial Vehicle Museum

    Add British Commercial Vehicle Museum to your Itinerary

    Submerge yourself in a nostalgic environment, packed with sounds, smells and sights from...

    4.58 miles away
  6. Huntleys HMC Limited

    Add Huntleys HMC Limited to your Itinerary

    A farm shop serving teas and coffees along with locally produced cakes, jams, preserves,...

    4.64 miles away
  7. Samlesbury Hall

    Add Samlesbury Hall to your Itinerary

    Built in 1325 Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original...

    5.09 miles away
  8. Canal Boat Cruises

    Add Canal Boat Cruises to your Itinerary

    Welcome to Canal Boat Cruises, a fun, unique multi award-winning canal boat company...

    5.8 miles away
  9. The Palace Cinema

    Add The Palace Cinema to your Itinerary

    The Palace Cinema in Market Place, Longridge is a single screen cinema offering a homely...

    6.22 miles away
  10. Lancaster Canal Cruises

    Add Lancaster Canal Cruises to your Itinerary

    Operating a fleet of boats and canal barges on the Lancaster Canal from a small village...

    6.6 miles away
  11. Myerscough College Gardens and Plant World

    Add Myerscough College Gardens and Plant World to your Itinerary

    The Gardens cover an area of over two hectares and are home to some wonderful plant and...

    7.1 miles away
  12. West Lancashire Light Railway

    Add West Lancashire Light Railway to your Itinerary

    An operational, narrow gauge steam railway, with a historic collection of locomotives and...

    7.13 miles away
  13. Mrs Dowsons Visitor Centre & Farm

    Add Mrs Dowsons Visitor Centre & Farm to your Itinerary

    Become a farmer for the day at Mrs Dowsons as you help feed the farm animals and join one...

    7.3 miles away
Previous Next

Search Things To Do

Or type a Location/Postcode
Name of Establishment

  • Or Search By: