Piece Hall gigs: Everything you need to know if you're going to one of the shows at Halifax's Piece Hall including what you can take in and road closures

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It has been a massive summer of music for Halifax – and it’s not quite over yet.

Thousands of people have enjoyed shows by some huge names including George Ezra, Limp Bizkit, Queens of the Stone Age, Madness, James and Sting.

This week will see the final concerts of Live at The Piece Hall 2023 taking place, with shows by boygenius tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow, followed by Orbital and Groove Armada on Friday and The Charlatans and Johnny Marr on Saturday.

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Here is everything you need to know if you’re coming to any of the shows or want to visit The Piece Hall and its businesses this summer.

Crowds watching George Ezra at The Piece Hall earlier this summerCrowds watching George Ezra at The Piece Hall earlier this summer
Crowds watching George Ezra at The Piece Hall earlier this summer

What time do gates open and what time will the shows finish?

Gates open at 6pm. The Piece Hall says show times are always subject to change but entertainment is expected to start at 7pm and finish at 11pm.

Once you leave the arena you will not be allowed back in.

Can I visit The Piece Hall on concert days?

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Some small roads around The Piece Hall will be shut

Yes. The Piece Hall and its businesses will be open as normal until 4pm on show days.

The Anne Lister sculpture has been removed for the summer and will return to the courtyard in September.

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Are roads being closed?

Some of the smaller roads directly around The Piece Hall are being closed on the days of the concerts including Thomas Street and Blackedge.

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There are some music icons coming to Halifax for the shows

Where to park and public transport

The Piece Hall does not have a car park but there are public car parks and on-street parking all across Halifax town centre.

The venue is around five-minutes’ walk away from Halifax Bus Station and just a few minutes’ walk from Halifax Railway Station.

What are the different tickets on sale?

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George Ezra is among the acts playing

There are three ticket types:

General admission giving access to the general courtyard area.

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Balcony ticket giving access to the upper covered balcony level with exclusive access to bar and toilet facilities.

The Live at Lounge offering access to a private area with exclusive bar, toilet facilities and a covered viewing gallery. This VIP package includes fast track entry to the venue, a welcome champagne or cocktail drink, a souvenir goodie bag with limited edition merchandise, and an exclusive food menu.

Where is the box office?

A box office will be available at each event night at the Westgate in The Orange Box.

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Will concerts still go ahead if it rains?

Yes. Concerts will only ever be cancelled if the weather conditions become dangerous.

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But you cannot bring an umbrella so concert-goers are urged to dress appropriately. There will be no refunds offered should you chose to leave due to weather.

What to bring and bag policy

Food and drink are not permitted but there are traders selling these inside the venue.

One 500ml sealed water bottle or an empty reusable plastic water bottle is permitted per person (not glass or metal). There is free drinking water available at the bars.

You cannot bring a chair. Concerts at The Piece Hall are standing and no portable furniture, inflatable or otherwise, is permitted.

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Animals are not permitted on site, with the exception of registered assistance dogs.

Only bags the same size or smaller than an A4 piece of paper are allowed. All bags are subject to a search so people are urged to avoid bringing one where they can as this should speed up their entry inside.

Any cameras that are deemed as “professional” will not be permitted into the arena.

Can children attend?

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Children under six will not be permitted.

Can I smoke?

There is no smoking or vaping inside the venue.

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