Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Getting ready for curtain-up at the Queen's Hall

The Queen's Hall is one of Hexham's greatest cultural assets, and as we start to count down the days until the building reopens its doors on 11th August, this really is an exciting time for the Queen's Hall.

I recently met with Chief Executive of the Queen's Hall, Katy Taylor, to discuss plans for reopening for shows in the summer, the challenges they have faced throughout the pandemic and the support they have received from Historic England. I was also able to see first-hand the amazing backstage refurbishments that are currently being made before shows restart in the main theatre. 

Venues such as the Queen's Hall have been hugely affected throughout the pandemic, so it was great to be able to discuss the support Katy and the team have received from Historic England. I would encourage everyone to support our local businesses and venues as we come out of the pandemic. The Queen's Hall will be opening for shows on 11th August so please do support them- I will certainly be returning to see the finished refurbishments for myself!