Square Chapel Arts Centre is a multi-arts centre in the heart of Halifax.

Our Mission

At Square Chapel, we believe in magic; the magic that is created when people, ideas, creativity, expression, conversation and stories come together. We believe that arts, culture and creativity play a positive and critical role in enriching and enhancing the quality of life for people of all kinds and all ages and that, through this, we can help create a better world. We’re interested in bringing people together and exploring what makes us feel open hearted and alive.

Halifax is a place where world-class culture thrives.

Artistic Vision

Square Chapel is a space that is safe and exciting, welcoming and experimental and facilitates the creation of inspiring and empowering opportunities for the people of West Yorkshire and beyond to engage with quality art through shared experiences owned by artists and audiences.

We put audiences at the heart of what we do and are constantly engaging, learning and developing with our audiences. We respect and value artists, and the unique ability of artists to help people understand themselves, the world and other people; we want stories to inspire, excite, entertain, challenge and surprise audiences; all presented through a programme of the brightest and most high-quality work being created in drama, dance, theatre, film, music and spoken word.

Square Chapel Arts Centre is a cultural community, a home for the curious and adventurous; the cautious and the exuberant in good times and bad times. A congregation of groups and individuals, friends, volunteers, dedicated audiences and casual attenders sharing the best in performance, art, film, food and drink.

Everything in our programme should support our commitment to being a venue that is truly representative of the community we serve and informed by the strong dialogue we seek to develop with our actual and potential audiences – the programme should reflect what is important to them and what they want to see.

Though our town is relatively small, our ambition is not – we believe in bringing the best, brightest, most exciting work to Halifax; this is an expectation that our audiences have of us; and one that we are determined to meet.

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