King George’s Hall

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.

Exterior of King George's Hall in Blackburn

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.

Sunday 22nd May 2022 7:30 pmMilton Jones - Milton: Impossible
Monday 23rd May 2022 8:00 pmJosh Widdicombe - Bit Much...
Saturday 25th June 2022 7:30 pmChris Ramsey - 20/20
Saturday 2nd July 2022 7:00 pmRival Sons
Saturday 9th July 2022 8:00 pmJimmy Carr: Terribly Funny 2.0
Wednesday 13th July 2022 7:30 pmAn Audience with Tez Ilyas
Friday 26th August 2022 8:00 pmKevin Bridges: the Overdue Catch-Up
Sunday 18th September 2022 7:00 pmMarillion
Friday 23rd September 2022 7:30 pmDawn French Is a Huge TW*T
Saturday 24th September 2022 8:00 pmRussell Kane Live: the Essex Variant!
Wednesday 28th September 2022 7:30 pmDave Gorman: Powerpoint to the People
Sunday 2nd October 2022 7:30 pmNewton Faulkner
Saturday 15th October 2022 7:00 pmThe Proclaimers
Friday 28th October 2022 8:00 pmPaul Chowdhry: Family Friendly Comedian
Saturday 19th November 2022 7:00 pmSaxon - Seize the Day Tour 2022
Tuesday 22nd November 2022 7:00 pmThe Australian Pink Floyd
Saturday 21st January 2023 8:00 pmJon Richardson - the Knitwit

More events may be listed on the official King George’s Hall website (see the information section at the end of this page).

Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near King George’s Hall include:

Nearby Cinemas

Cinemas near King George’s Hall include:

Nearby Shopping

Places to shop near King George’s Hall include:

  • The Mall Blackburn (0.1 miles) - The main shopping centre in Blackburn.
  • Peel Centre (0.4 miles) - Retail and leisure park with cinema.
  • Townsmoor Retail Park (0.5 miles) - Retail park in Blackburn. Stores include Argos, Boots, Next, and TK Maxx.
  • Blackburn Retail Park (0.6 miles) - Stores here are Halfords, B&M Bargains, and JYSK. Planet Ice is also here.
  • Nova Scotia Retail Park (0.6 miles) - Features a large B&Q store, plus Carpetright, Poundstretcher, and Pets at Home

Nearby Hotels

Hotels near King George’s Hall include:

  • Blakewater Hotel (0.3 miles)

Nearby Train Stations

Train stations near King George’s Hall include:


Map showing location of King George’s Hall.

Map showing location of King George’s Hall


King George’s Hall

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  1. I saw Fame the Musical on the 12th and it really inspired me to get involved and I am now going to audition for a theatre school.


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