Joseph Wright Hall

Opened in 1867, the Chapel was designed by Joseph Wright of Hull (1818–85), and is one of his most impressive buildings.  It is among the last surviving examples of his work and is one of the fine Victorian public buildings in the town centre.

Having saved public access to this this grade II listed building, the Trust is now poised to restore the historic fabric and integrate it as part of the Museum.

The original raked pews, ornate plasterwork and recessed organ arch remain, creating a natural theatre and a unique performance and lecture space.  Rooms on the ground floor are used for education and community hire. 


Lights, Action! We've modified the platform stage, got theatrical lighting and new seats - but the ceiling lights need replacing

South Bank Players is a resident amateur drama group.  They hold weekly drama workshops for children and adults, and produce two or three performances each year.  Their volunteers have helped equip the Auditorium with sound and lighting systems available for others to hire.

Click below for a link to their Facebook page:

Doors c 2016



Friends at Barton is a Community Theatre Group founded by professional actor/director Paul Tate who is originally from Barton.

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Barton upon Humber Civic Society is based here and holds monthly public lectures.  Its aims are to safeguard the historic fabric of Barton and to promote an interest in the built and natural environments of the town.

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