Posted On: 18 Dec 2019

New Year

As 2019 draws to a close we are excited to announce that following the success of 2019’s ‘The Blanket’, a brand-new sculpture and exhibition will arrive at The Piece Hall in February 2020. ‘People Play’ by artist Alice Irwin is inspired by Halifax’s rich industrial past. An ambitious installation, it features nine individual sculptures that take over the courtyard and references families that worked in the cottage industry of textiles, and subsequent Victorian mill workers whose contribution helped place Halifax on the world stage for cloth production.

The sculpture and accompanying exhibition will be on display from 28 February to 1 June 2020.

Families can start the New Year celebrations early at our New Year’s Eve mini-rave, complete with music, snow and bubble machines, parachute fun and more from BoomChikkaBoom. Then from 7.30pm, high octane brass band Loud Noises and the top DJs from Leeds College of Music join us for a HUGE New Year celebration. A handful of tickets remain for both events – booking is essential.


After an incredible few weeks of comedy, cabaret, music and more, we’re down to our last few Salon Perdu shows. Tickets are still available for some of the remaining events including Notflix, Indeedy Musical Bingo, Stringy Thing with Martin Mor and ABBA Revival. Check our events page for ticket availability.

Those who enjoy the finer things in life will be pleased to hear that we have extended our private tour and afternoon tea experience through to March 2020. Book for yourself or as a Christmas gift. Experience a private guided tour with one of our knowledgeable heritage guides followed by a delicious Afternoon Tea for two or four in The Trading Rooms restaurant.

Tickets for 2020’s Big Gig Weekend are well on their way to being sold out, so why not give the gift of music this Christmas and purchase tickets to see some incredible live music set against the stunning backdrop of The Piece Hall? Tickets for Kaiser Chiefs (5 July) and Richard Hawley (3 July) remain, visit our website for ticketing information and keep an eye out for further announcements in the new year.

Share your memories from 2019

2019 has been a huge year for The Piece Hall; we celebrated 5 million visitors, welcomed an abundance of new tenants, members and patrons, and we hosted some spectacular events which were enjoyed by thousands. But enough about our favourite memories – we want to know about yours. What was your favourite 2019 Piece Hall memory? Share with us via our social media pages using #PieceHallMemories and we will share our favourites.

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
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