Hallé St Peter’s


Hallé St Peter’s provides a home for the Hallé’s rehearsals and recordings, its choirs and Youth Orchestra, as well as a space for education workshops and small performances. Opened by the Hallé’s Patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex in 2013, it is a restored church in the Ancoats area of Manchester.

The existence of Hallé St Peter’s wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support by the National Lottery Funding.


Hallé St Peter’s opening

Our three-storey extension, The Oglesby Centre, has now been completed, adding a number of new practice rooms and performance spaces.

The Hallé Kitchen, Café Restaurant and Bar will be open to the general public, seven days a week, from December 2019.

If you wish to hold an event at Hallé St Peter’s, enquiries are now being received for weddings, conferences and events. Call us on 0161 806 0260.


Location

40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF
Email: venues@halle.co.uk


Travel Policy
In keeping with the Hallé St Peter’s Travel Plan the use of cars to visit the venue is discouraged in favour of Public Transport/Walking/Cycling.

Public Transport
With parking in Ancoats at a premium visitors it is our strong recommendation that visitors use public transport when visiting Hallé St Peter’s whenever possible. Ancoats is a 10 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station, Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill Bus Terminals and Metrolink stops and a 15 minute walk from Victoria Train Station. New Islington Metrolink Station is now open (Ashton-under-Lyne line).

There is a short direct walk to Hallé St Peter’s via the new Ancoats Jubilee Bridge and Murray Street.

From Piccadilly Gardens the easiest walking route is along Newton Street and straight across Great Ancoats Street, which takes approximately 5 minutes.

Nearest Bus Stops
EB2438 – GT ANCOATS ST, DEAN STREET towards PICCADILLY
EB2437 – GT ANCOATS ST, JERSEY ST towards DROYLSDEN
EB3235 – OLDHAM ROAD, BENGAL STREET towards MANCHESTER
EB2435 – OLDHAM ROAD, OPP BENGAL ST towards OLDHAM
Bus routes: 24, 74, 76, 77, 78, 80, 83, 88, 89, 180, 181, 182, 184, 216, 217, 218, 231, X84

Bike Racks
There are bike racks for visitors to Hallé St Peter’s located on the Hood Street side of the building (available after 18 November) The racks are covered by the Hallé St Peter’s 24 hour CCTV surveillance cameras. Additional Bike Racks are available in Cutting Room Square. All bikes should be well locked and are left at the owners risk.

Parking
For visitors who do visit by car there are a number of paid street parking bays (two hour time limit) on Blossom Street itself and further street bays on adjacent streets including George Leigh Street, Sherratt Street, Jersey Street Cornell Street.
Charges are £1.20 for two hours. Parking in the bays is free of charge between 6pm and 8am and on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Disabled Parking
Drivers displaying a blue badge can use the aforementioned parking bays for free and for an unlimited time. In addition a designated disabled parking bay is proposed at the Cotton Street end of Blossom Street which will be reserved for blue badge holders 24 hours, 7 days a week. Approval for this bay has not yet been passed by MCC Highways.

Blue Badge Holders may also park for up to three hours on a single or double yellow lines as long as there are no loading restrictions and the clock on the badge is set to show the time of arrival.

Car Parks
Numerous paid Car Parks are available, within a 10 minute walk away, including the following locations:

SIP: Gun Street, George Leigh Street, Poland Street, Radium Street, Port Street
Europark: George Leigh Street/Poland Street
Northern Group: Flint Glass Wharf
NCP: Goulden Street, Northern Quarter, Port Street
Wing Yip: Wing Yip Superstore, Oldham Road
Citi Park Tarriff Street
Landlord: Addington Street

The cheapest tariff currently available is £3 for 12 hours parking at the Europark car park on George Leigh Street/Poland Street

Double Yellow Lines
A very limited amount of free street parking on single yellow lines is available after 6pm and before 8am. Visitors are advised to park wisely and in keeping with the conditions of the Highway Code. Cars parked illegally will be ticketed and in extremis, removed. Since the extension works at Hallé St Peter’s began in June 2019 a temporary traffic regulation order has been in place in the centre of Ancoats, around Hallé St Peter’s increasing the number of double yellow lines in the area

Public Transport Access Routes and Drop Off Points
The nearest Metrolink Station is Piccadilly Gardens Station which is 0.5 miles away. There are major national rail links via Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria less than a mile away from the venue and several bus stops within the immediate vicinity on Oldham Road and Great Ancoats Street.

Building Entrance
Access at Hallé St Peter’s reception is on the Ground Floor via Cutting Room Square. A ramp with a shallow incline provides access for wheelchair-users. If you have any special access requirements please let us know in advance.

Getting Around
Hallé St Peter’s has three floors (Basement, Ground Floor, First Floor). Each floor has level access and can be accessed via staircase or a wheelchair accessible passenger lift. Seating Non-fixed cushioned seating is available throughout.

Public Telephone
There is no public telephone on site. A phone in the reception desk can be used in an emergency or to book taxis for disabled visitors.

Assistance Dogs
We welcome assistance dogs and a bowl of water can be provided if requested.

Accessible Toilets
There is a unisex accessible toilet on each floor. The basement also has an unisex accessible shower room.

Fire Alarms
The fire alarms give audible and visual warnings. A member of staff will assist in the event of a fire alarm. If you are unlikely to be able to hear the alarms or will need assistance to exit the building if the fire alarm sounds, please tell a member of staff on your arrival. Evacuation Chairs are available at all stairwells.

Staff Training
All staff are trained in customer care, diversity and disability awareness. They are here to help vistors enjoy the time they spend in our venue. If there is anything that we can do to make your visit more enjoyable, please contact us, we will be happy to assist you.

Access Statement
Every attempt has been made to make Hallé St Peter’s as accessible as possible however certain aspects of the original Grade II listed building make it difficult to make everything fully accessible with both the fire exits to Hood Street and the fire escape to Blossom Street having small steps to street level. Temporary Ramps or staff assistance can be provided to ensure easy access/egress.


The Hallé gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Funds, Trusts and Foundations, without whom the conversion of Hallé St Peter’s would not have been possible:

The Monument Trust Garfield Weston Foundation The Wolfson Foundation
The Foyle Foundation The Granada Foundation J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust
Kirby Laing Foundation Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation English Heritage
The Homes and Communities Agency Architectural Heritage Fund Heritage Works
The Oglesby Charitable Trust The Dunard Fund Deloitte LLP
Siemens Plc And others who wish to remain anonymous

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