Welcome to Settle Victoria Hall


Settle Victoria Hall stageThis beautiful Victorian Music Hall in the market town of Settle is set between the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. A wide programme of music, drama, comedy and film is supplemented by community events, workshops and indoor markets. The Hall is also available for hire and can accommodate a variety of needs.

Who are we?


Set up as a charity in 1991, Settle Victoria Hall Ltd was established in the beautiful Grade 2 listed building on Kirkgate. This original Victorian Music Hall building dates from 1853 and has been in continous use as such from that date.

Although the building is owned by Craven District Council, the Hall is run by the trustees and management team and is independent of the council.

We aim to cover all our running costs through the various activities in the Hall. The Friends and supporters of the Hall undertake a variety of fundraising events to supplement this and help with replacing worn equipment or buying new items.

In 2017 we were fortunate to be supported by The Key Fund to gain a financing facility from Northern Futures and Power to Change. This, along with generous donations from TRAMPS and local individuals has allowed the purchase of high end audio and visual equipment for the Hall.

The Friends of Victoria Hall


We are grateful for the hard work of our dedicated team of volunteers. The Friends of Victoria Hall are active fundraisers and co-ordinate volunteers who help in various ways such as stewarding, box office duties and serving refreshments.

They are always looking for new members. If you have some spare time and want to help Victoria Hall or if you have ideas for fundraising or indeed would like to organise your own fundraising event then please get in touch.

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Our History

The first recorded mention of the Hall as it opened on an old school site.
Settle Amateur Operatic Society is formed. 'The Opera' as they are fondly known locally have performed at the Hall at least once a year with the notable exception of 2000 when the Hall was closed for refurbishment!
Settle Victoria Hall Ltd is formed to ensure that the Hall continues well into the future.
The Hall is closed through 2000 for refurbishment, funded by North Yorkshire County Council, Craven District Council, Settle Town Council, the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Settle Rotary Society and Settle Lodge.
The Hall looks to the future with online ticket sales and a greater web presence!
Cinema returned to the Hall (and to Settle!). Facilitated by Key Fund, new high end audio and visual equipment is purchased and an agreement is made with the National Theatre to livescreen some of their productions (NTL live)