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. From the end of March 2018 to late summer 2019, Hallé St Peter’s will be closed for expansion, creating additional rehearsal spaces as well as a café.

Hallé St Peter’s is currently closed as part of the extension works. The following information relates to the building once it reopens.

If you wish to hold an event at Hallé St Peter’s, enquiries are now being received for weddings, conferences and events for dates from Autumn 2019.


Location

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


Car Parking
There are six council pay & display bays outside the venue with several more within within a short walking distance. The nearest drop-off point for cars is directly at the reception door. A multi-storey SiP Car Park is a short walk away on Gun Street.

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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