In response to the Government guidance statement, advising the UK public to avoid unnecessary social contact, including theatre visits, we at the Albert Halls Bolton have discussed and agreed with production companies to postpone a number of shows and events.
Everyone who has purchased tickets for shows or events will be contacted by Quay Tickets and offered a ticket transfer to a new date, or a refund if the new date is inconvenient.
We will also post details of the rescheduled dates across our social network platforms and website.
Please call 0843 2080500 if you have further concerns regarding tickets purchased for the postponed events.
We thank everyone for their support and patience during these difficult times.
Albert Halls Bolton does not have an on-site box office however tickets can be purchased online or over the phone through Quay Tickets.
The original Albert Hall served as the heart of the Town’s cultural life for over 100 years, hosting hundreds of concerts, shows, bazaars, exhibitions, and other events, playing host to figures as diverse as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Lancashire contralto, Kathleen Ferrier.
1981 - The Early Years
On 14 November 1981 a devastating fire took hold of the Albert Hall. The Fire Service fought a long battle to contain the blaze, saving the rest of the Town Hall from total disaster. The walls of the Albert Hall retained their structural integrity but the roof collapsed and almost all of the plasterwork and fittings, including the Grand Organ, were completely destroyed.
Traumatic though it was, the damage to the building could have been a great deal worse and in some ways proved to be a blessing in disguise. Given the shortcomings of the old Hall it was decided not to restore it to its earlier state, but to create two new, complementary venues in the old space – the smaller, intimate Festival Hall on the lower level and a new, more adaptable (and acoustically pleasing) Albert Hall above.
2017 - The Present
On 26 January 2017 the Grade II renovation specialists handed over the restored Bolton Albert Hall with improved bar, conference and wedding facilities.
The multi million pounds Albert Halls rennovations became the first recipients of the Living Heritage award from Welsh Slate, this recognises projects using Welsh Slate on buildings that are important architecturally, historically or locally to a community.
Awarded ‘Best Customer Care’ for Bolton’s Best
"This team comprises members of Security and Response, Building Support, and the Albert Halls who have come together and made events possible in the Albert Halls such as the elections, council meetings, the Vision Conference, gala dinners and many, many more."