Your Hall Your Story is an ongoing project to record, collect, capture, remember and celebrate the many personal stories and memories attached to the Music Hall… illuminating tales of first gigs, first dates, lost traditions, celebrity encounters and the magic of live performance.
Stories of the Music Hall bring it to life and keep it in the hearts and history of the North-east. These ordinary and extraordinary stories are part of our shared heritage and will help create a colourful archive of the Music Hall’s place in history for future generations to enjoy. The stories we are gathering will be told and retold in different ways in the Music Hall when it relaunches.
If you have a memory you’d like to share with us, call for a chat on 01224 337683 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
In March 2016, as the building closed its door in preparation for its transformation, we created a special Your Hall Your Story performance. This event painted a picture of the building’s past and hopes for its future all told through some of the stories and memories you shared with us. Many of the stories were told by the people themselves. Some funny, some inspiring, many unbelievable, but all true and all set against the bigger picture of the history of the Music Hall.
The campaign to capture your stories of the Music Hall continues. If you have a memory you’d like to share with us, call for a chat on 01224 337683 or email us.
“In January 1931 my father broke the amateur indoor roller skating championships on a skating rink in the Music Hall. His record of 61 hours and 36 minutes is still unbroken.”
“The Girls Guildry used to hold their Annual Display at the Music Hall and our company performed there many years ago.”
“The Music Hall represents a big part of my life.”
“From June 1964 to September 1970 I came to every wrestling match at the Music Hall. One woman always had a front row seat up. She’d practically get up on the stage with the wrestlers.”
“The Music Hall holds a special place in my heart.”
“A huge live performance fan, I’ve visited the Music Hall 50-60 times since 2000.”
There are so many ways that you can support the Music Hall Transformation and help secure its place at the heart of city life for generations. Help us reach our goal and be part of the excitement.
THE MUSIC HALL’S FUTURE IS IN YOUR GIFT HELP US REACH OUR TARGET