Glasswerk adds Liverpool’s Grand Central Hall to portfolio
UK-based national concert promoter Glasswerk have added another independent venue to their portfolio, this time in the form of the newly restored Grand Central Hall in Liverpool.
Opening first in 1905 as a Methodist church, previous lives have seen the building play home to a cinema, an orchestra and a nightclub. In recent years, the Hall has undergone significant transformation. In its current incarnation, alongside the hall venue Glasswerk have picked up, known as “The Dome”, the building hosts two bars, a hotel, a wedding hall and a soon-to-be-completed street food market.
The Grand Central Hall itself is a 1,150-capacity Art Deco-styled space and refurbishment to the hall has been careful to respect this. As well as an impressive visual impact, the hall also boasts a legendary 100-year-old organ and supposedly the biggest projector screen outside of the SSE Arena, Wembley.
“Grand Central Hall is a beautiful building that had been left unkempt for far too long.”
Speaking of the efforts involved in restoring the Hall back to its current state, operations director for Grand Central, Ryan Edwards, says: “After a massive renovation to Grand Central Hall we are excited to invite Glasswerk into the business, and see the main hall being used for live music, cinema and wedding events.”
Similarly excited is Mat Ong, head promoter for Glasswerk. He says: “Grand Central Hall is a beautiful building that had been left unkempt for far too long.
“The hall was purpose built for great acoustics and sight lines. Now the whole site offers great customer service with the accompanying food hall and different bars, and it’s a great venue for gig goers to come for a night out.”
Since its reopening in May 2018, the Hall has already played host to a number of events, including events for Liverpool’s student nightlife and boxing match screenings.
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