Friends of The Victoria Theatre

The Victoria Theatre was built as a concert hall in 1901 and throughout its almost 120 year history has acted as a magnificent architectural gateway, announcing the heritage and beauty of Halifax and the district’s commitment to culture and the arts.

This splendid venue has played host to some of the biggest names in the arts, ranging from the Hallé Orchestra to Michael Jackson and The Stone Roses. Today the theatre presents up to 200 performances to over 100,000 visitors per year, including a spectacular traditional Christmas pantomime.

Calderdale Council is committed to future of the venue but like many professional Victorian theatres in the UK, the Victoria Theatre is facing financial pressures and we need support from the community that the theatre has served so well for many generations.

We are supporting like-minded people to come together to share their ideas, passion, skills, experience and contacts to: help raise the profile of the venue; raise funds for heritage improvements and support the theatre’s cultural programme. As a Friend of the Victoria Theatre you will be part of a brand new energetic arts community, actively supporting one of the oldest and most architecturally fascinating theatres in Yorkshire.

As a Friend of The Victoria Theatre you will have the opportunity to:

  • Make a positive difference to a much loved professional theatre
  • Become part of the theatre family, shaping exciting future plans for the venue
  • Improve an important piece of Calderdale’s heritage
  • Decide upon and work towards delivering specific projects
  • Work with like-minded people and make new friends
  • Put your existing skills and experience to good use, as well as learning new skills

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Victoria Theatre, the theatre is holding an Open Day on Saturday 11th February 2017 from 11am onwards. To register your attendance at the Open Day, book a place on a theatre tour and hear more about becoming a Friend please e-mail us at VTfriends@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 305940.