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  • White Rose Award Finalist

Talk, Sat 14 Sep 2019, free entry





Bridge Street,

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An open day exploring the rich history of suffragette activity at St George’s Hall

A celebration of the history of women’s rights protest at St George’s Hall – the demonstrations led by Emmeline and Adela Pankhurst; the suffragettes who interrupted the speeches of Prime Minister Asquith and Winston Churchill; the stories of Bradford suffragettes active in protest plus other pioneering local lasses who changed the world.

Timed talks are planned for 11am and 1.30pm and visitors are welcome to view the site and take part in activities throughout the day.

o 11am Suffragette tour around the site led by Helen Broadhead
o 1.30pm Talk on Pioneering Bradford Lasses on the stage
o Exhibition of local suffragette activity from Bradford Museums Collections
o View documents from West Yorkshire Archive Service and Bradford Museums
o Local community choir
o Dress up/selfie activity
o Welcome to view the newly refurbished hall

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Welcome HostAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Sep 2019 10:00 to 15:00
Max 30 people per tour/session. Tour lasts 1.5 hours Built in 1853, St George's Hall is newly re-opened after an extensive £9.8 million refurbishment funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Bradford Council. You will be able to view the interior of this landmark building and the heritage display which includes over 200 archives items and historic objects found during the refurbishment.


Free entry

Main site is free to explore but the tours/talks must be pre-booked



See location of St George's Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 164329  Lat: 53.79214 Long: -1.75252

Finding us:
St. George's Hall is in the centre of Bradford, on Bridge Street
It is opposite the Interchange and a five minute walk from Forster Square train station
It is a five minute walk from bus stops on Centenary Square
It is close to the Great Victoria Hotel and the Telegraph and Argus building

For driving directions, put our postcode BD1 1JT in your Satellite Navigation (Sat Nav) or into a route planner on the web at RAC Route Planner or at the AA Route Finder.

St George's Hall is in Bradford City Centre. To find out about train and bus times, please go to or find a taxi number on


We have partnered with NCP to offer an exclusive car parking discount to people attending our venues. You can park at the NCP Hall Ings (BD1 5SD) or NCP Southgate (BD1 2AP). Vouchers are available from the Box Office when you buy or collect your tickets, or can be requested before the show from bars and kiosk (subject to availability).

There are a number of other car parks in the city centre within close walking distance of our venues. These include Crown Court; Jacob’s Well (Saturday only); Kirkgate Shopping Centre (daytime only); Leisure Exchange; Oastler Centre (daytime only); Sharpe Street (behind the National Media Museum) and the Broadway Shopping Centre.

The car parks in the city centre can be very busy during the daytime – please allow a little extra time to make your journey to the venue. You can find further information on Bradford Council’s website:
There is a drop-off and pick up point in the lay-by outside St. George's Hall on Bridge Street for people using wheelchairs or with mobility difficulties.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Bradford Interchange station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups