St Pauls 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.
Drama staff and students are based in the Sir Patrick Stewart Building, an elegant 19th-century building. It houses state-of-the-art drama facilities including dedicated rehearsal rooms, a writing room, and social and co-working space. Three adaptable studios with sprung floors and multimedia projection equipment are used for staff and student work as well as public performances.