Sheffield City Hall

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Barkers Pool, City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2JA T: 0114 223 3740

Sheffield City Hall in Sheffield

Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield

Sheffield City Hall is a Grade II* listed building[1] in Sheffield, England, containing several venues, ranging from the Oval Concert Hall which seats over 2,000 people to a ballroom featuring a sprung dance floor. The large hall dominates Barker's Pool, one of Sheffield's central squares, which also contains the city's War Memorial.

The building was designed in 1920 by E. Vincent Harris, but was not completed until 1932. During World War II a bomb exploded in Barkers Pool, damaging the pillers of the building. The scars of the explosion can still be seen to this day.[2] It is a neo-classical building with a giant portico. The Oval Hall is the largest hall in the building, seating 2,271 people and is commanded by an angel's chorus. This provides both natural light to the main hall and can also be used by a hidden choir whose voices are carried through the building and down onto the audience.