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Cedars Hall, Wells

15 The Liberty, BA5 2ST , Wells

Cedars Hall, Wells

Description

Cedars Hall is a world class performing arts venue in Wells. It was opened in autumn 2016 and designed by leading London architect, Eric Parry.  The hall is open all year round and has become an essential part of the Wells community and a hub for hosting local festivals such as Wells Festival of Literature, Wells Comedy Festival, the Film Festival and more.  There is a year-round timetable of events hosting professional performers as well as the school’s musicians and drama pupils. A free events brochure is produced three times a year and circulated around Wells and the South West. It can also be mailed direct to anyone on their database free of charge. 
Cedars Hall provides the capacity for audiences of 350 in its main recital hall named Eavis Hall after Old Wellensian Michael Eavis, CBE, founder of the Glastonbury Festival. Eavis Hall is a flexible and modern performance space accommodating an orchestra of up to 60 performers with other configurations possible through clever adaptation of seating and platforms. Whilst the hall’s award-winning design was devised to give chamber musicians the very best acoustic experience, the flexibility of the technical specification means that this venue is accessible for performers of every discipline – for amplified music, dance, drama and lectures.
Performers who have played at the hall include, Cellist Steven Isserlis, Jazz musicians Pee Wee Ellis and Clare Teal, pianists Peter Donohoe and Christian Blackshaw, and actress Patricia Routledge.
“Cedars Hall opens into a warm and embracing space having, as it does, a superb natural acoustic. An upper gallery adds the all-important extra dimension. The whole is surrounded by lawns and everyone involved in the design, construction, execution and management of this wonderful addition is to be congratulated.”
Christian Blackshaw MBE, piano master

• Location: Cedars Hall is situated in the heart of Wells Cathedral School and can be accessed on foot either from The Liberty or from the main gate on College Road.

 

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Opening Hours

Box Office opening times: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm. The Box Office is open all year except for bank holidays and Christmas week.  For sales in person and ticket collection, the Box Office is located in Cedars House, 15 The Liberty, Wells BA5 2ST

 

Contact

Cedars Hall, Wells

15 The Liberty
Wells
Somerset
BA5 2ST
United Kingdom


T: 01749 834483

E: boxoffice@wells-cathedral-school.com

W: cedarshall.events



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