Hull City Hall is one of Hull’s premium entertainment venues hosting many high-profile comedy and music events. With a maximum capacity of around 1,500, it stands as one of the largest capacity venues in the city and annually hosts the University of Hull Graduation Ceremonies.
Records suggest that Hull City Hall was first in use in 1909, although it was never officially opened. Plans for building the Baroque Style hall began in 1900 as Hull Corporation started the “Junction Street” scheme to form a centrally located square within Hull, known as Queen Victoria Square. In 1903, Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales laid the Foundation stone for a public hall with a front entrance facing the square.
After extensive damage to the City Hall in 1941 from Second World War bombings, it re-opened again in 1950 and in 1951 a new organ was installed.