The Guildhall Arts Centre

The Guildhall Arts Centre

In 1972, a dome replaced the original wrought ironwork over the clock tower and in 1974, the magistrates moved to the London Road, now home to Belvoir Property Management.  In the same year, South Kesteven District Council was born and the Grantham Borough Council ceased to exist.

Apart from the Mayor’s Parlour, much of the  building was redundant until 1991 when it was redesigned by Sleaford architect Tim Benton and re-opened as the council owned Guildhall Arts Centre at a cost of £1.2 million.

This renovation work saw the session’s hall transformed into the 210-seat theatre and the ballroom was redecorated to its former glory, with the main entrance being at the side of the building. The jail area was converted into the box office.

In 2010 an exciting refurbishment, saw the box office move to the front of the building and the grand victorian entrance being used once more, a new coffee shop was housed in the jail where the kitchen area is still referred to as ‘the back cell.’

From our What’s On section...

  • music
    The Mellstock Band

    The Mellstock Band

    Wed 7 Dec

    Venue: ChristChurch Finkin Street The Mellstock Band entertain with a unique combination...

  • sen events, dance, workshops
    The Groove 2022

    The Groove 2022

    Sat 10 Dec

    An exciting, fun-filled night for adults with disabilities aged 16+, their families and su...

  • music, local events
    A Christmas Feast

    A Christmas Feast

    Wed 14 Dec

    Grantham Choral Society A Christmas Feast Wednesday 14th December ChristChurch Finkin Stre...

  • family, sen events, pantomime
    Rapunzel - RELAXED PERFORMANCE

    Our Relaxed Performance is on Saturday 17 December at 10.30a...

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