We’re based in Halifax Town Centre next door to The Piece Hall and opposite the train station, we’re easy to get to by public transport, on foot and by car.
Our address is 10 Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG


Square Chapel is located in the heart of Halifax town centre, next door to The Piece Hall and opposite the train station.

Halifax train Station

Halifax Bus Station


Get Directions

Follow the town centre signs and the brown tourist attraction signs towards The Piece Hall and Eureka Children’s Museum. We are located opposite Eureka and next door to The Piece Hall and Central Library.

We don’t have our own car park, but there are a number of free and pay and display car parking options nearby.

There is ample on street parking close to the venue, most are free after 6pm. The closet parking can be found on Horton Street.


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Halifax train station


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Opening times

Box Office/Ticket Line

Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm
Tel: 01422 353 073

Local rate charge applies & included in all free minute plans.

You can also purchase tickets via our bar during opening hours (see below).

Opening Hours

Thursday 5pm-11pm
Friday - Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-9pm

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm
General Enquiries:
01422 353 073


Food & Drink

Venue Map


1. Main entrance
2. Red Brick Entrance
3. Stage Door


Our Spaces

Explore the different rooms, spaces and venues we own, run and manage.


We have a limited number of disabled parking bays that need to be booked in advance of your visit. Email:

We have a Changing Rooms facility and an additional access toilet on the ground floor. There are two lifts in the building to take you from the main level to the ground level and back.

Anyone wanting to book an access seat for shows can do so via our box office line and letting us know at the point of booking tickets so we can ensure your needs are met. We have two seats in our Copper space and two in Red Brick. Some of our film screenings are captioned, please look for details on this in event descriptions. Box Office 01422 353073.

Our team are happy to discuss your personal needs in detail and will always strive to do what we can to assist within the boundaries of safety and comfort. E:

  • Disabled parking

    We have two disabled parking bays at the front of the building just outside The Piece Hall south gate. These spaces are for Square Chapel customers and need to be booked in advance and you must display your blue badge.

    We also have a few bookable disabled parking spaces down the side of our building (the side near the Library).

    You must register your details with us to be able to use them, otherwise you might be given a parking fine.

    Call us with your car reg, make, model and the date of your visit Tel: 01422 353 073

    or email:

    Other general on street parking is available around Halifax town centre with the closest being Horton Street.

  • Wheelchair ramp

    There is a ramp/slopped path from Black Ledge up to our main entrance.

    Our main entrance is located next door to the The Piece Hall’s south gate as you come up from Black Ledge, we are to the right of the Railway pub.

    You can also call ahead and arrange to use our stage door and a member of staff can meet you. This door leads you in from the ground floor where we have a lift to take you up to the kitchen/bar area.

    For more information

    Tel: 01422 353 073



  • Toilets & Changing Places Facility

    Square Chapel has one of the few changing places facilities in the centre of Halifax. It’s equipped with a hoist and changing bench.

    Our changing places toilet is located on the ground floor.

    Our toilets are available during our opening hours. The next nearest Changing Places Toilet is based up the road at OrangeBox. 

    For more information

    Tel: 01422 353 073


  • Access Seats

    Anyone wanting to book an access seat for shows can do so via our box office line and letting us know at the point of booking tickets so we can ensure your needs are met. We have two seats in our Copper space and two in Red Brick. Box Office 01422 353073

  • Lifts

    There are three lifts in our building.

    The main lift from the main floor takes you down to the lower ground level.

    There is a lift near The Piece Hall Entrance that takes you from our building up to The Piece Hall shops.

    We also have a lift located back of house used to go from the main level to our Cornerstone room, this is for private meetings only and can be accessed via a member of staff.


  • Assistance & Guide Dogs

    We love dogs at Square Chapel. Whilst assistance dogs are welcome into our venues unfortunately there are some events, particularly those containing live music, that aren’t suitable for dogs’ sensitive ears. If you have any concerns contact us.

    Tel: 01422 353 073


  • Baby changing

    We have a baby changing area on the ground floor.


  • Dementia Friends

    A number of our staff have been trained by Dementia Friends in an effort to be sensitive and further understand the support that our visitors with Dementia need.


  • Where can I find the latest COVID information for Square Chapel?

    COVID information: Square Chapel Arts centre 

    Following the latest updates from the Government we have updated our policy for staff, artists and visitors.

    1. Face coverings are no longer a legal requirement, we will no longer enforce anyone to wear a mask in our venue. The wearing of face covering is now a personal choice.
    2. We no longer require staff, artists or audiences to take a lateral flow test prior to entering the building.
    3. Hand sanitizers stations will still be located around the building.
    4. Our venue will be cleaned on a daily basis.
    5. We are continuing to encourage contactless payments onsite.
    6. We will NOT be operating a controlled entry system requiring NHS COVID pass or negative lateral flow test. However, in our endeavour to keep staff, audience and performers safe we are asking everyone to be respectful and vigilant to minimise the risk to others. If you test positive and/or you are showing symptoms of COVID or are generally feeling unwell, please take the necessary actions and do not attend the venue.

    We know organisations around the area and country may have different measures in place at different times, however, we are following Government guidelines and will of course implement any future legal requirements as and when they arise. We would appreciate it if we can work together with our audiences and respect one another in keeping everyone safe as well as respecting person choices.

    We will not tolerate any abuse of the staff team, and will happily take action against anyone who feels It appropriate to direct aggression to our team members.

    For more information contact our team –

    Thank you as always for your support,

    Much love and stay safe.
    Team SQ

  • How do I book a ticket?

    Please note that we don’t have a dedicated box office area onsite anymore. Our tickets are now sold via Quay Tickets. We will have a small number of tickets that can be purchased via our bar during opening times.

    You can book tickets:

    Online by clicking here.

    By phone, call 01422 353073 between 10am – 5pm

    Monday – Friday

    In person, by visiting the box office in our Bar during opening hours. Please note we only accept card payments and gift cards onsite.

  • Ticket Prices & Refund policy


    • On sale price (usually slightly cheaper than the door price)
    • Door price
    • Schools, groups & Discounted tickets – these will be listed on individual show pages as and when.

    Groups offer: 1 free ticket for every 10 booked. Payment at the point of booking.

    Schools offer: 1 free teacher ticket with every 10 students booked. Payment at the point of booking or invoice.

    Book tickets by calling 01422 353073



    • Cancelled shows: If we have had to cancel, we will offer you a full refund.
    • Rescheduled shows: If we reschedule a show for whatever reason, your tickets will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you are unable to make the new date, a full refund will be offered.

    If you no longer want or feel you can attend an event because of a personal choice you would not qualify for a refund or credit on your account as the standard booking T&Cs apply. We are still operating events and following guidelines, so therefore our normal booking terms apply.

  • Why can’t I get through on the phone?

    Due to the nature of our work, our staff aren’t always near the telephone and some are working remotely. Please try calling again or leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please see our Contact Us page for more options.

  • How do I know which events are seated & Standing?

    We have multiple venues in the same building and each has their own style and configuration depending on the event. Every event states the configuration of the venue on the event webpage.

  • What's the difference between door times & show times?

    Please note that we advertise both the door times and the stage/show times. The door times are earlier than the show start time to allow you to get you checked in, wristbanded (when applicable), to buy refreshments and familiarise yourself with our spaces. Wristbands are brightly coloured and allow our staff to see at a glance whether you are accessing the correct event space for your event (we can have multiple events on at the same time). This will also save you from having to dig out your tickets if you need to use the toilet or visit the bar.

  • What's different about Square Chapel?

    Square Chapel has been saved after going into administration in March 2020. As of Thursday 3rd of September 2020, Arts At The Mill CIC became official owners of this much-loved venue.

    Since the closure of Square Chapel in March, the team at Arts At The Mill have formed Square Chapel CIC, a non-profit organisation and worked closely with Arts Council England and Calderdale Council to ensure a smooth transition

    Arts At The Mill CIC (also a non-profit organisation) is the umbrella for The Old Courts in Wigan. It is deeply rooted in creating, producing and programming work with the community.


    Box office:

    Online by clicking here.

    By phone, call 01422 353073  10am – 5pm Monday – Friday


  • When can I visit Square Chapel?

    Our opening times can be found by clicking here. Please check your tickets for door and stage times.

    Square Chapel will reopen in phases. This will be the start of our phased reopening which we hope will help support our future in keeping our venue open and our customers and teams safe.

    We want Square Chapel to be a safe and welcoming space for our visitors to return to and so to ensure this we are taking small steps to safely get all facilities back open for you to enjoy. The last thing that we want to do is to have to close our doors again due to a COVID outbreak. We will of course be monitoring the Government advice and follow accordingly.

  • How do I perform at Square Chapel?

    Artists can fill in an application by clicking here.

    Alternatively if you wish to hire the venue for a public/private gig please see the various hire options here.

  • Who do I contact for lost property?

    ​Call us during office hours on Tel: 01422 353 073  or email

  • Can I bring food/drink into Square Chapel?

    Sorry but no outside food or drink is allowed to be brought into the venue.