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The Royal Hall Guided Tour

The Royal Hall, Harrogate Guided Tour
The Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SY

Take a guided tour round the Grade II* listed Royal Hall designated as one of architect Frank Matcham's greatest achievements mentioned in the same breath as Blackpool Grand, Hackney Empire and Glasgow Kings theatres.

Learn about Harrogate's Glittering Palace of Gold and why the building was needed during the heyday of the spa popularity. Hear about the hall's versatility and why it is a place of entertainment rather than a theatre. Find out why the name changed from The Kursaal to The Royal Hall. Imagine it is 1903 as you take a stroll with your guide along the ambulatories and round the rear terrace. Stand in the Grand Hall and take in the beauty of the ceiling. Marvel at the gold leaf and lapis lazuli whilst standing on the original sprung dance floor. Could there be some ghosts! Hear about the £10.7m restoration undertaken in 2006/7 and the formation of and the ongoing involvement of the Royal Hall Restoration Trust. The Royal Hall is unique as architect Frank Matcham's only Kursaal.

Event Times
Tuesday 13 September: 1030, 1300 & 1530
Wednesday 14 September: 1030, 1300 & 1530
Booking Details
Pre-booking: Required
The Guided Tour must be pre-booked preferably using the email address or booking website.
Booking Contact: Mrs. Angela Pick
Call: 07729 151588
Email: enquiries@rhrt.org.uk
Go to: https://royalhallrestorationtrust.org.uk/visit-us/
Booking opens: 1 August 2022 00:00
Booking closes: 10 September 2022 23:30

Access
There is no on site parking but there is near-by on-street parking available in the surrounding streets. The No.36 and No.3 bus stops outside the Royal Hall. There are two lifts located in the Royal Hall which allow access to the ambulatories, rear terrace, foyer, grand circle and dress circle. One is at the adapted entrance and the other in the south ambulatory. During the tour there is plenty of opportunity to sit down.

COVID-19 Considerations
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information
Max 25 people per tour/session. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour. The Royal Hall is owned by Harrogate Borough Council and is part of the Harrogate Convention Centres portfolio of buildings. The Royal Hall Restoration Trust works in partnership with Harrogate Borough Council/Harrogate Convention Centre to promote and preserve the Royal Hall for future generations to enjoy. Contact for the day: Mrs. Angela Pick 07729 151588
royalhallrestorationtrust.org.uk
Directions
The Royal Hall is located on the junction of the A61 Ripon Road and Kings Road in Low Harrogate and is opposite The Hotel St George and Crescent Gardens. The No. 36 and No. 3 buses stop outside the Royal Hall. There is on-street parking in the surrounding streets.

Organised by
The Royal Hall Restoration Trust/Harrogate Convention Centre

The Royal Hall Restoration Trust/Harrogate Convention Centre
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