Hiring the Victoria Theatre

Halifax is a great town for conferences and events. Nestled between 2 major Northern cities; Manchester and Leeds, on a direct train line between the two and just 10 minutes off the M62, Halifax is a convenient location and attracts visitors from far and wide.

The Victoria Theatre is a busy and vibrant cultural destination in the centre of Halifax; features include a large auditorium, licensed bars and a studio space. Just 5-10 minutes’ walk from the bus and train stations, the Victoria Theatre is the ideal location for both small meetings and larger events.

Still retaining many of its heritage features, the Victoria Theatre prides itself in giving an exclusive "large theatre experience" from the moment you walk through the Victorian doors but with the service you would expect from an exclusive venue.

From business meetings to networking events, creative thinking sessions to training seminars, The Victoria Theatre is a unique venue with versatile spaces perfect for all of your requirements. Each room has WiFi and also has a private, licensed bar, extending the potential for drinks receptions, celebrations or a little tipple after a successful event.

Experienced Team

With a vast array of experience, the Victoria Theatre’s event and technical teams can help make your event unique and special. With services such as creative event planning, presentation support and lighting design, our great team of experienced events managers can guide you from enquiry through to the event itself and are happy to discuss your personal requirements.

Rooms Available to Hire at the Victoria Theatre

The Auditorium

The main auditorium can seat 1,512 over three levels, Stalls, Circle and Balcony, and this can be extended to 1,860 for standing live music events. With no obstructive pillars and raked seating on every level and the latest in lighting and sound technology, the auditorium is also great for live theatre and music events, as well as large scale business conferences.

The Auditorium (lower)
The Auditorium (higher)

The Green Room Bar

With large windows that overlook the town and high ceilings, this grand bar also serves as a great multifunctional space. Light and airy but also with blackout curtains, the Green Room Bar offers the best of both worlds. Set on 2 levels, you can have a main conference area and break off spaces for group work.

The Green Room Bar can accommodate the following numbers and room layouts:

  • Party / Drinks Reception: up to 130
  • Live Event: up to 120
  • Theatre Style: up to 50
  • Classroom: up to 40
  • U Shape: up to 24
  • Boardroom: up to 22
The Green Room Bar

The VIP Lounge

The VIP Lounge is perfect for small meetings, private working lunches and small, intimate receptions. With a classical décor and comfortable leather tub seating, the VIP Lounge has a private bar, and is available throughout the day. The VIP Lounge can also be booked for private pre-show drinks.

The VIP Lounge can accommodate the following numbers and room layouts:

  • Party / Drinks Reception: up to 30
  • Theatre Style: up to 20
  • Boardroom: up to 12
  • U Shape: up to 10
The VIP Lounge


With cubes, beanbags, crash mats, a selection of flexible, comfortable seating and variable lighting, Q is the ideal think space. Unlike usual meeting spaces, Q is designed to be a relaxed room for creative thinking. Q is also perfect for intimate live events, movie screenings and smaller parties. With a bright and modern feel, Q can also accommodate a more formal meeting style.

Q can accommodate the following numbers and room layouts:

  • Party / Drinks Reception: up to 50
  • Theatre Style: up to 30
  • Live Event: up to 25
  • Creative Think Space: Up to 25
  • Boardroom: up to 16
  • U Shape: up to 15

A Unique Venue for a Unique Event

In addition to the varied programme of live events, the Victoria Theatre can also accommodate large scale conferences, parties, graduation and awards ceremonies in the main auditorium. You could even have your event on the prestigious theatre stage!

No idea is too big or small and our events team are more than happy to discuss your requirements to shape your event into something magical and memorable for your guests.


The Victoria Theatre offers easy access and excellent viewing locations for wheelchair users with a level access point to the stalls from the Commercial Street entrance. There is also access to the Stalls Bar and accessible toilets on this level. Please note, due to the layout and age of the building, there are a lot of steps to the other spaces, making them not easily accessible by wheelchair or to people with limited mobility. We do have a stair climber that can be used if necessary – please discuss your requirements at the time of booking.