St Paul's Hall
Flexible performance venue
Richard Steinitz Building
Music and music technology teaching and performance spaces
St Paul's Hall is a beautifully converted Georgian church built in 1829 that now provides a venue for a range of concerts and semi-staged performances by student soloists, ensembles and guest artists. In November each year the Hall is also a main venue for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
The building, which was converted into a concert hall in 1980, seats up to 400 and houses a 3-manual 41-stop tracker-action recital organ by Wood of Huddersfield (1977), three concert grand pianos, and a recording studio, together with outstanding lighting and sound-projection systems.
Music and Music Technology staff and students are based in the stunning purpose-build Richard Steinitz Building, which contains professional-standard recording and research studios, flexible rehearsal/seminar rooms, a chamber music room, music practice and teaching rooms, and two performance spaces: Phipps Hall and The Atrium.
Phipps Hall is a flexible performance space, suitable for a wide range of musical events. Phipps Hall regularly hosts the hcmf// contemporary music festival (November) and the Electric Spring festival of live electroacoustic music (February). Phipps Hall is outfitted with a DMC lighting rig and is connected to the music department's recording studio.
The Atrium is the central foyer of the Steinitz Building which doubles as a more informal performance space. The Atrium has hosted both student and professional events and is easily augmented with equipment from the departments tech store.