The stage at Gloucester Guildhall

Book Tickets Online


Gloucester’s historic Guildhall is a distinctive venue for meetings, entertainment and corporate events. It was originally built in 1890 and opened in 1892 on the site formerly occupied by Sir Thomas Rich’s Blue Coat School. On the ground floor it housed offices for the town clerk, accountant, surveyor and other officials. With council chambers, committee rooms, the Mayor’s parlour and a public hall on the first floor. The Mayor’s Ball was held each year in what is now the theatre and remained in use for council meetings and as the Chief Executives’ offices until 1985.

A large scale refurbishment went ahead between 1985 and 1988, turning the place into a lively venue, and Gloucester Guildhall has been entertaining, educating and invigorating the area ever since. Gloucester Guildhall is a very busy place offering live shows, concerts, film screenings, conferences, exhibitions, comedy nights, cabaret, theatre, celebrity appearances, club nights, theme nights and lots more.

20 years on and the Guildhall has a well-earned reputation as ‘The County’s Liveliest Venue’. It has played host to some of the finest names on the national music circuit including Radiohead, Muse, Primal Scream, The Subways, Lily Allen, Pete Doherty, Ash and many more. As well as that, some household comedians including Frankie Boyle, Andy Parsons, Dara O’Brien and Jeremy Hardy have been through the doors. More recently the Guildhall has introduced ‘Speakers’ nights where public figures such as Germaine Greer, Tony Benn MP, Peter Hook, Sir David Frost, Ann Widdecombe MP and Alexei Sayle have visited the Guildhall.
In January 2010 the Guildhall won an award for ‘Putting Gloucester On The Map’, largely thanks to an increased profile in both local and national media recognising the consistency of quality events, and it’s increasingly broad and impressive programme will see the venue continue this for years to come.

Book Now

Guide Prices

Prices will depend on the event. Tickets range from £6 onwards.



  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Map & Directions

Gloucester Guildhall

Type:Event Venue

23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1NS
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel+44 (0)1452 503050


  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

* Please check the attraction's website for opening times.

What's Nearby

  1. Laser Quest is the most fun and exhilarating laser-tag experience in the UK.

    0.05 miles away
  2. Roman and medieval gate-towers and moat in underground exhibition chamber.

    0.06 miles away
  3. The impressive St Michael’s Tower is situated in the centre of Gloucester at The Cross.…

    0.06 miles away
  4. Walking tours of the City of Gloucester. Hear about many famous characters and their…

    0.06 miles away
  1. Enjoy three self-guided walking tours on your smartphone around Gloucester City Centre…

    0.07 miles away
  2. Found within the City of Gloucester is an internationally important collection of…

    0.07 miles away
  3. Tour and Explore Gloucester with Anne Bartlett - Blue Badge Tour Guide and Tour Director…

    0.07 miles away
  4. St. John's Northgate is an 18th Century Church with visible structural evidence of a…

    0.08 miles away
  5. Greyfriars is a Franciscan House which was founded in 1231. Is particularly of interest…

    0.1 miles away
  6. Gloucester Antiques Centre has over 11,000 square feet of floor space spread across three…

    0.13 miles away
  7. PLAY, RACE, EXPERIENCE. Virtual Reality is a fun, exciting and a very accessible…

    0.15 miles away
  8. St. Mary de Crypt is a 15th Century Church in the centre of Gloucester. It is famous for…

    0.16 miles away
  9. Children's author Beatrix Potter created one of her most loved characters here. This…

    0.17 miles away
  10. Blackfriars is a stunning example of a 13th century medieval Priory site, nestled at the…

    0.17 miles away
  11. Browse beautiful local arts and crafts or sign up to an upcoming workshop at the…

    0.2 miles away
  12. The creator of Gloucester's famous 'Rainbow Street', Tash Frootko, and her team have…

    0.21 miles away
Previous Next


Guildhall Cafe-Bar, GloucesterThe Guildhall Cafe-Bar provides a friendly atmosphere and some of the best home-cooked food in the city centre.