Preston Guild Hall

The Guild Hall was the city’s premiere entertainment venue and was built in the early 1970s. It was sold off to the late businessman Simon Rigby and then went bust, falling back into council ownership in 2019. It remains mothballed as a venue.

Guild Tower DWP offices closed for deep clean amid Covid-19 fears

Cleaning vans parked up near the DWP offices and cleaning staff were seen entering the building at the Guild Tower The DWP offices in Guild Tower were closed for deep cleaning on Tuesday. Staff at the offices in Lords Walk expressed concern over their working conditions after three members of […]

12 months ago
Family friendly places to visit on a rainy day in Preston

We all know it’s much easier to entertain the kids when the sun is shining. Unfortunately, the February half term is turning out to be a bit of a washout. […]

2 years ago
‘There is no pot of money for Preston Guild Hall ticket refunds’

Preston Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Tony Worrall Ticket holders are unlikely to be refunded for cancelled show unless they paid by credit card, the administrator has warned. More than £100,000 of tickets have been bought for shows […]

2 years ago
Simon Rigby’s insolvency hearing has been delayed

Simon Rigby with his MBE An insolvency hearing brought by Clifton Meats Ltd against Simon Rigby – the former Guild Hall owner – has been delayed. Mr Rigby was due to attend a hearing at […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Simon Rigby to appear in court for bankruptcy hearing

Simon Rigby Simon Rigby is to appear in court for a bankruptcy hearing next month. Preston City Council has confirmed it, and other creditors, may join a claim initiated by Clifton Quality […]

2 years ago
Children’s nursery forced to close amid Guild Hall takeover confusion

A children’s nursery in the Guild Hall has closed after confusion over who owns the lease. Young Steps nursery was forced to shut today (Monday) laying off six members of […]

2 years ago
Guild Hall administrators say they will announce new operator in days

The Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Tony Worrall A new operator for the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre could be announced in a matter of days. Earlier today, Simon Rigby declared the venue open with immediate effect, claiming […]

2 years ago
The Guild Hall is back open under new charity

Simon Rigby took on the Guild Hall in 2014 Pic: Tony Worrall A charity haas stepped in to take over the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, throwing open the doors with immediate effect. The Guild Foundation, a Registered Charity formed to develop […]

2 years ago
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