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The Piece Hall Grand Re-opening 1 August 2017
The Piece Hall Grand Re-opening 1 August 2017



When The Piece Hall reopens on 1 August, the fascinating history of the monumental Grade I Listed structure will be brought to life with an imaginative range of activities.



Dates and times 1 August 2017
9.30am 'til late
Ticket pricing
FREE, no tickets required just turn up!
A day of celebrations to mark The Piece Hall's re-opening



Join us on the grand re-opening day from 9.30am when the gates open. Then at 10am Hannah Cockroft MBE will ring The Piece Hall bell, echoing the very first day of trading back in 1779.

Enjoy the festivities as you explore this spectacular building.

Browse the new shops and pop-up traders, sample some tasty food and drink, check out the galleries and take in a heritage tour to discover The Piece Hall’s fascinating past.

Get involved with the FREE family activities including giant weaving and art at the cart. And catch a performance from a local musician or artist happening throughout the day and into the evening.


Throughout the day, in addition to the permanent new heritage spaces, The Piece Hall Story, The Map Room and The Traders’ Room, you can enjoy:-

Actors portraying some of the characters from The Piece Hall’s history

Children’s activities, including trails, crafts, giant weaving, a heritage challenge, dressing up

Victorian-style photographic display by Emma Mitchell who will be on hand to talk about her work.

An exhibition from local artist, Jake Attree, The Piece Hall’s artist-in-residence who has documented the transformation project

Performances from local musicians and artists

Pop up street food stalls


Download the full Yorkshire Day programme here

Event Terms & Conditions

Essential Information

This event is dog friendly! (But restrictions apply to the individual shops)


We recommend travelling by public transport. The Piece Hall is just a few minutes from Halifax Railway Station and Bus Station.


The courtyard is accessible for wheelchair users and registered disabled patrons. There are lifts to all floors.

Supported by
The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
The Piece Hall is independently managed by The Piece Hall Trust, a registered charity, number 1156948. Registered in England and Wales, number 08906735.
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