image for Live Entertainment item typeSheffield City Hall

  • White Rose Award Winner
  • Best Bar None
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Live Entertainment

WHITE ROSE AWARD WINNER 2009, BEST BAR NONE

Sheffield City hall

Sheffield City hall

Address

Barker's Pool,
Sheffield,
S1 2JA

Details

Sheffield City Hall is a concert and conference venue situated in the heart of Sheffield city centre. Built in 1932 and recently refurbished in 2005, it is host to over 500 events per year including a variety of rock and pop concerts, operas, ballets, comedy shows, nightclubs, banquets, conferences and business to business events. It is also home to the well-known and respected Sheffield International Concert Season (SICS).

The breathtaking surroundings of Sheffield City Hall create a special atmosphere for any occasion. Civil wedding ceremonies and receptions, award ceremonies, banquets, dinner dances, and exhibitions are just a selection of the events which have taken place in the venue.

The Art Deco building was lovingly refurbished in 2005 to preserve the original 1930s features while bringing the facilities into the 21st century.

The City Hall is comprised of three main areas: the Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall, the Memorial Hall and the Ballroom, all of which can be hired out for a variety of entertainment and business needs. Beneath the glittering and ornate ceiling, the glamorous Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall has a seating capacity exceeding 2,000 creating a surprisingly intimate experience whilst the Memorial Hall can accommodate a meeting of 40 delegates as effectively as hosting a conference for 400.

The art deco Ballroom, located below the two auditoria, is made up of three rooms: a main central area with a sprung dance floor and an illuminated glass panel in the centre and the smaller North and South Halls on either side. The Ballroom is an adaptable space which has been used over the past years for events such as weekly tea dances, nightclubs and for the filming of TV shows including the Antiques Roadshow and the X-Factor.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Box Office Opening Times:
Monday-Saturday - 9:30am to 5:30pm
(except on show nights when open until the first interval)

Prices

Dependent on show/event

Events at this Venue

Directions

See location of Sheffield City Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 352872  Lat: 53.38049 Long: -1.47229

By Car:
Exit the M1 at Junction 33 and take the "Sheffield A630" exit and follow signs to Sheffield City Centre for the next 5 Miles (A630 becomes the A57).

Follow Sheffield Parkway and on reaching Park Square roundabout, take the third exit onto Commercial St. Follow road for 200 yds and bear left onto Arundel Gate. Continue to the Furnival Square roundabout and take the third exit onto Furnival Gate. Continue to Charter Square roundabout and take the second exit onto Wellington St. Stay in the right lane and turn right at the lights onto Rockingham St. Continue through the next two sets of traffic lights crossing both Division St and West St. Take the next right onto Trippet Lane, then take the first available right and continue through the lights. You will now see the Memorial Hall straight ahead.

Parking - There is limited parking around the City Hall, therefore please refer to the map available from the Sheffield City Council website for locations of public car parks in the city centre. Carver Street, Cambridge Street and Orchard Lane are all within a 2 minute walk from the venue.

For details on parking in NCP sites in Sheffield, please check opening times at www.ncp.co.uk

Please note: Arundel Gate is the only 24hr NCP car park.

There are limited car parking areas for blue badge holders on streets close to the City Hall.

By Tram:
Sheffield City Hall has it's own tram stop on both Yellow (Meadowhall to Middlewood) and Blue (Halfway to Malin Bridge) routes.

For more detailed information visit www.supertram.com

Park & Ride Locations - Open: 24 hours

From the North & M1 North - Meadowhall Interchange J34 M1
Open: 06.30 to 19.30, Mon-Sat Exit after 19.30 is permissible with a valid Park & Ride ticket.

From the South - Halfway at the B6053/B6058 roundabout

From North/West - Middlewood access via A6102 Middlewood Road

Central - Nunnery Square - access via A57 Sheffield Parkway

By Bus:
The City Hall lies on several bus routes. For details of the most suitable service from your area, please call the Traveline on 01709 51 51 51.

By Train:
A number of train companies serve Sheffield station, including East Midlands Trains, offering trains to/from Chesterfield, Derby, Leicester and London. For more information, check out www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

By Taxi
Sheffield's Premier Taxi operating with over 750 licensed private hire vehicles. Offering saloons, estates, lady drivers, executive cars and minibuses. To find out more visit www.sheffieldcitytaxis.com or call 0114 2 39 39 39

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Sheffield Train Station station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system