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Great venue

Went to the guild hall recently to watch a concert . Inside the area a is fantastic with acoustic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shaun O
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Wigan, United Kingdom
Theatre visit with friends

Went to watch a show with friends. The staff was courteous the show was brilliant and a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JMJONESY
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UK
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  • Average15%
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Theatre, concert hall and event space in the centre of Preston. Also home to Vittorias restaurant, Review cocktail bar, Bonds Ice Cream parlour and Level (bowling and sports bar). Preston Businesses 'Carol May's Dance Studio', 'Safehands nursery...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Guild Hall 1HT Lancaster Road | Lancashire, Preston PR1 1HT, England
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+44 1772 804444
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I went to this event seriously not expecting to find it my humour. How wrong was I. Compere or host for the evening Phil Walker who interacted with the audience so well. Put everyone at ease and made fun ( in a nice way) of...More

4  Thank Christine K
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Went to see Heather Small last night. Great concert - what we could see of it! The night was ruined by people constantly taking photographs and videos on their smartphones. We were sat on the tiered balcony. We were enjoying the show when two ladies...More

2  Thank Ron D
HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hello, We are sorry to hear that your enjoyment was reduced by the number of cameras and phones in the audience. The rule on if this is allowed depends on the type of show and the show managements approval. As this was a concert, dancing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the guild hall recently to watch a concert . Inside the area a is fantastic with acoustic sound very good bar are outside gets quite full which could be improved. However the experience overall was fantastic. One note of caution check for train...More

Thank Shaun O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to watch a show with friends. The staff was courteous the show was brilliant and a great audience. It was a great place to go and watch a show.

Thank JMJONESY
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was no story, the music lacked any excitement. If you are expecting a show in a similar vein to Jersey Boys or Walk Right Back you will be hugely disappointed. Mediocre tribute act at best. The first time I have ever left a show...More

Thank L8631RHcolinw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this venue on many occasions for different reasons. I have seen the comedians Alan Davies , Harry Hill, the League of Gentlemen and Lenny Henry, the bands Blondie, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, T.Rextasy and The Skids, plus many plays...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being central in the north west we are blessed with a number of options to see shows. Hadn't tried Preston before so gave it a whirl for Dave Gorman recently. Car parking is good at the bus station car park with easy access to the...More

Thank SteveM999_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve visited here for several events in the past. Staff are always polite, friendly and very helpful. Highly recommended for a more intimate gig experience. Fantastic parking right next to the hall with an overpass right into the entrance.

Thank Littlered125
MiaPGHmarketing, Marketing Assistant at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank your for your review, we're glad that you enjoy coming to visit the Guild Hall!

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Went to see an amazing show by the Cavern Beatles. Fantastic professional act from very skilled musicians who were able to acurately recreate that Merseysound. With costume changes, they took the audience through the years from Please Please Me to Rubber Soul, Sgt Peppers, Abbey...More

Thank Chris C
MiaPGHmarketing, Marketing Assistant at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed the show!

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately if you are in a wheelchair in the main theatre you have to either put your chair side on and twist to see the stage, or sit with your chair further away so you can put your footrests touching the barrier. If you choose...More

Thank karen g
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I have been to a few events over the last 3 -4 years, and have always enjoyed the show, this time was no different with Bongo Bingo being a fantastic night. And we are already looking at the dates to go to another one just...More

Thank Fiona K
MiaPGHmarketing, Marketing Assistant at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're sorry to hear about your experience, I will pass your comments on to the Front of House manager to ensure this doesn't happen again

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Actual theatre is fine - exactly what you would expect. We saw a comedy show so the size of the stage was adequate but i feel if you saw a band there it would look a bit too much like a local civic hall rather...More

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christinewinnard
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Response from Philip B | Reviewed this property |
It’s about 10-14 minutes walk at a casual pace or a bus ride away
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Response from Lee B | Reviewed this property |
do the multi-storey car park bus station
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