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.
|Sunday 16th April 2023 7:00 pm||What's Love Got To Do With It?|
|Wednesday 10th May 2023 7:00 pm||Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame|
|Friday 12th May 2023 8:00 pm||Dara O' Briain: So... Where Were We?|
|Saturday 20th May 2023 7:00 pm||Tribute Tripler: the Killers VS Arctic Monkeys VS Sam Fender|
|Thursday 14th September 2023 8:00 pm||Tom Allen: Completely|
|Saturday 16th September 2023 7:00 pm||An Evening with the Hollies|
|Saturday 7th October 2023 7:00 pm||Whitney Queen of the Night|
|Sunday 15th October 2023 8:00 pm||Lucy Beaumont - The Trouble and Strife|
|Thursday 19th October 2023 8:00 pm||Adam Rowe: What Is Wrong with Me?|
|Wednesday 8th November 2023 7:00 pm||Steve Backshall|
More events may be listed on the official King George’s Hall website (see the information section at the end of this page).
Reviews and Additional Information
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