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Concerts at Central Hall Westminster

Central Hall Westminster has been a celebrated concert venue since its very earliest days.

Our spectacular Great Hall provides a stunning backdrop for concerts of all styles, from contemporary rock and pop performances to choral church services. Our most notable past performers include Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Belle and Sebastian, and Kanye West.

The Great Hall can hold up to 2,400 people in concert style, with a superbly designed stage that creates a surprisingly personal connection between performers and their audience.

More intimate concerts may be held in the Lecture Hall, whose in-room stage is ideal for ensemble groups.

Exceptional AV facilities

Together with our in-house AV partner White Light, we have significantly invested in the Great Hall to ensure it remains a world-class concert venue.

Its permanent features include a state-of-the-art EM Acoustics PA System system, an original 4731-pipe Arthur Hill and Son organ, and an adaptable stage. The platform room behind the stage also makes an ideal green room for performers.

We have additionally fitted a new light rigging system to allow us to support special productions.

Cloakroom facilities can also be set up in the Great Hall’s grand foyers, which lead on from our Grand Staircase.

A celebrated venue

Since opening to the public, we have welcomed countless performers onto stage in the Great Hall. Our most notable concerts and artistes to date include:

  • 1968: Andrew Lloyd Webber, with the first public performance of the original ‘Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’
  • 2007: Kanye West concert 
  • 2008: Sigur Ros, whose concert here sold out in 20 minutes
  • 2011: Laura Marling, awarded Best Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards
  • 2012: Bryan Ferry, performing at the Laureus World Sports Awards
  • 2012: Robin Gibb, The Titanic Requiem
  • 2015: Sennheiser Live In Concert
  • 2015 – 2017: New Year’s Eve BBC concerts featuring Bryan Adams, Gary Barlow, Queen + Adam Lambert , Robbie Williams and Nile Rodgers & CHIC 
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