The Building

Stained glass roof
Stained glass roof of the main staircase.

For over 100 years the venue has acted as a magnificent architectural gateway, announcing the heritage and beauty of Halifax and the district's commitment to culture and the arts.

Still retaining many of its heritage features but fully modernised with the comfort of new facilities, the Victoria Theatre prides itself in giving an exclusive "large theatre experience" from the moment you walk through the Victorian doors. The Victoria Theatre has an impressive capacity of 1,518 seated and 1,875 standing, making it one of the largest and most accessible venues in the region.

As well as the magnificent main auditorium, the Theatre has other exciting performance spaces. The Green Room Bar is the ideal setting for the Theatre's hugely popular monthly Comedy Club, and an inviting bar area during performances. The VIP Lounge often opened as a wine and Prosecco lounge, and can be hired for parties and hospitality.

In 2008 an exciting and innovative space was launched in the basement – Q. Complete with lighting and sound controls and fashionably designed to encourage creative thinking, this space is ideal for small scale live events, meetings and workshops.