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Preston Guild Hall goes back into council ownership

The Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Paul Melling Simon Rigby has been stripped of ownership of Preston Guild Hall. Preston City Council has stepped in to take on the building and venue after saying there had been ‘significant […]

3 months 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 […]

3 months 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 […]

3 months ago
Preston Guild Hall negotiations for new operator update given as administrators begin process

Simon Rigby took on the Guild Hall in 2014 Pic: Tony Worrall Simon Rigby has revealed he wants to buy the leasehold back from his administrators for the Guild Hall. Beverley Ellice Budsworth of The Business Debt Advisor were called in to […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Guild Hall ticket-holders who paid by cash may not get a refund

Preston Guild Hall was closed as a venue and the parent firm placed into administration Pic: Tony Worrall Ticket-holders for shows at Preston Guild Hall who paid by cash have been told they may not get their money back. Simon Rigby mothballed the venue and called in the […]

3 months ago
Opinion: Simon Rigby’s Preston Guild Hall venture had warning signs written all over it – but does this now present an opportunity for the city?

Preston Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Tony Worrall Warning signs have been there regarding Preston Guild Hall for a long time. Simon Rigby is not a subtle man. I want to be a landlord, he said, and refocus […]

4 months ago
Preston Guild Hall will officially go into administration

The Guild Hall is to officially go into administration. Owner Simon Rigby made the announcement today after months of speculation about the future of the venue. Preston Guild Hall Ltd, […]

4 months ago
Ticket refunds are in the pipeline, says Guild Hall boss

Preston Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Tony Worrall Customers anxiously awaiting refunds for shows which have been cancelled at the Guild Hall can expect to be refunded in due course, said Simon Rigby. Hundreds of disappointed punters have […]

4 months ago
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