The King George’s Hall is Blackburn’s premier concert and entertainment venue. Located in the heart of Blackburn town centre it is a Grade II listed building with magnificent Georgian style entrance.
The venue hosts a varied programme of events and acts ranging from rock and pop concerts to family shows. Regular events include the annual Christmas pantomime, a monthly comedy club, and an afternoon variety show.
King George’s Hall has three performance areas; the Main Concert Hall, Blakey’s, and the Windsor Suite. The Main Concert Hall has a standing capacity of 2300. The seated capacity is 1800. Blakey’s and the Windsor Suite are more intimate venues. The Windsor Suite has a standing capacity of 750 (550 seated) while Blakey’s has a standing capacity of 550 (200 seated).
Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office on 0844 847 1664 or in person from the ticket office at the venue. They can also be bought from online ticketing websites such as Ticketmaster.
Blakey’s Café Bar offers pre-concert dinner and drinks before most of the bigger events.
The venue also offers extensive conference and meeting facilities. Several rooms and suites are available, all equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment.
King George’s Hall is also a popular wedding venue and can cater for small and large parties. Personalised room layouts, equipment hire, and use of kitchen facilities are offered.
King George’s Hall is located on Northgate in Blackburn town centre (postcode BB2 1AA), within easy walking distance of both Blackburn Bus Station and Blackburn Train Station.
Visitors arriving by car can park nearby in the multi-storey car park on Feilden Street (postcode BB2 1LQ). It offers spaces for over 500 vehicles and opening times are coordinated with events at the hall. The car park is owned and managed by Blackburn with Darwen Council. Parking on council-owned car park is free after 3 pm and on Saturdays in Blackburn.
Events - What's On - King George's Hall
A selection of upcoming shows and events at King George's Hall are listed below. Tickets can be purchased here.
|Saturday 26th January 2019 7:30 pm||Keep It Cash|
|Monday 28th January 2019 7:00 pm||The Vaccines|
|Thursday 31st January 2019 7:00 pm||Kaiser Chiefs|
|Friday 1st February 2019 8:00 pm||George's Comedy Club|
|Saturday 2nd February 2019 7:30 pm||American Wrestling|
|Saturday 2nd February 2019 7:30 pm||Oh! What A Feeling - the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores|
|Thursday 7th February 2019 8:00 pm||Dara O'Briain - Voice of Reason|
|Saturday 9th February 2019 7:30 pm||Coleen Nolan - The Never Too Late 2019 Tour!|
|Friday 15th February 2019 7:30 pm||Blackburn Classics - The Halle|
|Saturday 16th February 2019 7:30 pm||Quadrophenia - Live|
|Sunday 17th February 2019 7:00 pm||Lee Mead|
|Wednesday 20th February 2019 11:00 am||Sooty's Magic Show|
|Wednesday 20th February 2019 2:30 pm||Sooty's Magic Show|
|Thursday 21st February 2019 8:00 pm||Tom Stade|
|Saturday 23rd February 2019 9:00 pm||On the Sixth Day, God Created Manchester|
|Thursday 28th February 2019 8:00 pm||Rhod Gilbert: the Book of John|
|Friday 1st March 2019 8:00 pm||George's Comedy Club|
|Saturday 2nd March 2019 7:30 pm||Eclipse - The Pink Floyd Experience|
|Friday 8th March 2019 7:30 pm||The South|
|Saturday 9th March 2019 7:00 pm||The Magic of Motown|
|Monday 11th March 2019 6:00 pm||Sing Together|
|Tuesday 12th March 2019 6:00 pm||Sing Together|
|Wednesday 13th March 2019 6:00 pm||Sing Together|
|Thursday 14th March 2019 6:00 pm||Sing Together|
|Friday 15th March 2019 6:00 pm||Sing Together|
|Saturday 16th March 2019 5:00 pm||Sing Together|
|Saturday 16th March 2019 7:00 pm||Punk Fest 19|
|Monday 18th March 2019 6:00 pm||Sing Together|
|Tuesday 19th March 2019 6:00 pm||Sing Together|
|Sunday 24th March 2019 7:00 pm||The Barricade Boys|
|Monday 25th March 2019 7:30 pm||Ben Fogle - Tales From the Wilderness|
|Friday 12th April 2019 7:30 pm||Blackburn Classics - The Halle|
|Saturday 13th April 2019 1:30 pm||We're Going On a Bear Hunt|
|Saturday 13th April 2019 7:30 pm||Mothership|
|Sunday 14th April 2019 10:30 am||We're Going On a Bear Hunt|
|Sunday 14th April 2019 1:30 pm||We're Going On a Bear Hunt|
|Tuesday 16th April 2019 7:00 pm||Suede|
|Tuesday 23rd April 2019 7:00 pm||The Specials|
|Wednesday 1st May 2019 2:00 pm||Puss in Boots|
|Wednesday 1st May 2019 4:00 pm||Puss in Boots|
|Wednesday 15th May 2019 7:00 pm||Giselle - Vienna Festival Ballet|
|Saturday 18th May 2019 8:00 pm||The Music of Otis Redding|
|Thursday 23rd May 2019 7:30 pm||An Evening with Mark 'Billy' Billingham|
|Friday 24th May 2019 7:30 pm||James Acaster|
|Thursday 30th May 2019 7:30 pm||Menopause The Musical|
|Sunday 2nd June 2019 7:00 pm||The King of Pop|
|Friday 7th June 2019 7:30 pm||Blackburn Classics - BBC Philharmonic|
|Thursday 20th June 2019 8:00 pm||Rich Hall's Hoedown|
|Saturday 13th July 2019 7:30 pm||Dirty DC|
|Wednesday 24th July 2019 7:00 pm||The Sixties Invasion|
|Saturday 14th September 2019 7:00 pm||Bye Bye Baby|
|Thursday 10th October 2019 7:00 pm||The Drifters|
|Friday 11th October 2019 7:30 pm||James Acaster|
|Saturday 12th October 2019 8:00 pm||Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny|
|Thursday 17th October 2019 7:00 pm||Rock for Heroes|
|Friday 18th October 2019 7:30 pm||Forbidden Nights|
|Thursday 7th November 2019 8:00 pm||Rob Beckett - Wallop|
|Sunday 10th November 2019 8:00 pm||Romesh Ranganathan - the Cynic's Mixtape|
|Sunday 24th November 2019 8:00 pm||Romesh Ranganathan - the Cynic's Mixtape|
|Monday 25th November 2019 7:30 pm||Ben Elton Live 2019|
|Sunday 20th September 2020 8:00 pm||Jimmy Carr|
More events may be listed on the official King George’s Hall website (see the information section at the end of this page).
Tourist attractions and things to do near King George’s Hall include:
- Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery (0.1 miles) - Collections include textiles and looms, local history, natural history, religious icons, and rare books and coins.
- Blackburn Cathedral (0.2 miles) - The only Anglican cathedral in Lancashire.
- Corporation Park (0.3 miles) - Magnificent park near Blackburn town centre.
- Bowlplex Blackburn (0.4 miles) - Modern ten pin bowling alley and entertainment complex
- Blackburn Ice Arena (0.5 miles) - Ice skating rink in Blackburn town centre.
Cinemas near King George’s Hall include:
- Vue Cinema Blackburn (0.4 miles) - 10-screen cinema in Blackburn town centre.
Places to shop near King George’s Hall include:
- The Mall Blackburn (0.1 miles) - The main shopping centre in Blackburn.
- Peel Leisure and Retail Park (0.4 miles) - Retail and leisure park with cinema.
- Townsmoor Retail Park (0.5 miles) - Argos, Next, TK Maxx and more
- Peel Centre Blackburn (0.6 miles) - Stores here are Asda, Halfords, Mothercare, Maplin, JYSK, and Asda. The Blackburn Ice Arena is also here.
- Nova Scotia Retail Park (0.6 miles) - Features a large B&Q store, plus Carpetright, Poundstretcher, and Pets at Home
Nearby Train Stations
Train stations near King George’s Hall include:
- Blackburn Train Station (0.3 miles) - Train station serving Blackburn town centre.
Map showing location of King George’s Hall.
King George’s Hall
Address and postcode