Reading Town Hall (Reading) Reviews
Newest Review: ... being relatively empty, there was much talk of demolishing the Town Hall in the 1970’s – but it was saved from demolition and jointly refurbished between 1986 and 2000 by the Borough Council and the Lottery fund. Nowadays, the Town Hall is a Grade 2 listed building and houses: ˇ The Museum of Reading ˇ The Conference Centre ˇ Concert Hall ˇ Tourist Information Centre ˇ 3B’s Café bar The largest room in the building is the concert hall, which can seat up to 780 people. It has a very high ceiling and the Father Willis organ at one end. It is used by small orchestras and for lectures and large gatherings. The Museum... more
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by - written on 21/12/00, updated on 21/03/01 (Very useful, 106 readings)
The easiest way of finding your way to the Town Hall is to enter Marks and Spencer at the Broad Street end, come out at the rear of the store and its there right in front of you – just behind the pedestrianised area. It looks like many Victorian Town Halls – big, and imposing. The building is built of grey and red brick and has just finished being refurbished. The Town Hall started life back in 1786 when the Victoria Hall designed by Charles Poulton was opened as a purpose built Town Hall. In 1864, the Father Willis organ was installed in what is now the Concert Hall. This was followed in 1876 by the new Council Chambers and a clock tower ... Read the complete review
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