With its vast Corinthian style columns, high coffered ceilings and Baroque design, the Cheltenham Town Hall is an exquisite location host to a number of events. Built in 1902, the building was designed by architect, Frederick William Waller, and was created in order to provide Cheltenham with an exceptional venue for all of the social events in town.
The hall has the capacity for one-thousand people and is currently used for events such as concerts, conferences and banquets. The hall was even once home to the Central Spa that provided visitors to Cheltenham an opportunity to taste the Cheltenham Waters. Despite this change, the hall still retains original features from when it was first built, such as the octagonal counter.
Music, comedy, dance and drama are all featured in the Cheltenham Town Hall, along with exhibitions, product shows and discos. There are events held most weeks with a full calendar available on the Cheltenham Town Hall’s website. The hall hosts a number of talks and performances during the town’s famous festivals, and the building’s grand design and heritage give audiences a truly unique experience.
Event-goers can enjoy pre-show refreshments and meals in the Town Hall’s Regency Café, where for around £10 an “event special” can be enjoyed, including items such as a “Curry and a Pint” or “Antipasti and Wine.”
Also situated within the Cheltenham Town Hall is the Imperial Garden Bar, which is open from June until September and overlooks the Imperial Gardens. The bar serves sandwiches, jacket potatoes and other snacks, and even has a BBQ each weekend.
The Cheltenham Town Hall is located on Imperial Square, which is part of the town’s one way ring road, and there is easy access from the M5 and A40 with signs directing drivers to the town centre. There are a number of car parks within walking distance with the nearest being on Rodney Road and then on Regent Street. Some on-street pay and display parking is available on Imperial Square and, for disabled visitors, there are spaces in the Town Hall’s car park at the rear of the building.
Cheltenham Spa Rail Station is approximately one and half miles away from the Town Hall, and there are regular bus services that drop off patrons close to Imperial Square.
Opening Times and Cost
The box office is open Monday to Saturday from 10am until 5.30pm. The town hall is only open when it is hosting an event. Tickets for the events vary in cost.