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The Great Hall

At the heart of the Guildhall is the stunning, unique Great Hall!

Complete with its wood paneling, stained glass windows and period chandeliers, it is a room with an impressive setting. Over the years it has seen many famous performers including Status Quo, Queen and Julian Lloyd Webber.

Complete with its wood panelling, stained glass windows and period chandeliers, The Great Hall is an elegant venue and will ensure that your event is one to remember!

The Great Hall has capacity for 820 people with a balcony for additional or VIP seating, making it one of the largest venues in the South West. Over the years it has hosted many famous performers including Status Quo, Queen and Julian Lloyd Webber. Fourteen stained glass windows line the sides of The Great Hall and they depict notable moments in Plymouth’s history and a large tapestry at the front of the hall shows the 'Miraculous Drought of Fishes'.

A range of events and functions can take place in the Great Hall, it’s most popular use is for grand gala dinners, beautiful weddings, and celebration events such as graduations and proms.

The Great Hall’s location at the heart of the City Centre makes it both accessible and perfect for exhibitions, conventions, business events and fairs which benefit from the passing city footfall. The Great Hall can be dressed to suit the atmosphere and mood of your event and our helpful staff will be there to assist every step of the way.

Celebrate, share,love The Great Hall.

Contact our Guildhall Team for more information and to book this magnificent venue.

Room hire prices

  • Weekday rate (8am to 8pm) - £135 per hour
  • Evening (after 8pm), Weekend & Bank Holiday rate  - £154 per hour


  • Width: 17m
  • Length: 27m


  • Standing: 820
  • Theatre style seating: 728 (excluding balcony)
  • Balcony: 136
  • Cabaret/banquet: 340 (round tables with a dance floor)

Special features

  • PA system with four roaming microphones
  • Adjoining green room
  • Fixed stage
  • Additional pull-out staging
  • Uplighters for stained glass windows
  • Portable LED mood enhancing lighting
  • Lounge included

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