Drapers' Hall

Overview

A venue for music and music education

Launched in Autumn 2021 with a season of shows supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England, Drapers’ Hall joins the vibrant cultural landscape of Coventry, playing host to a music and events programme befitting the splendour of this newly-restored Regency building in the heart of historic Coventry.

The home of Coventry Music Service, Drapers’ Hall honours the venue’s past and future by presenting a year round music and arts programme for all ages.

Our Grade II* listed society rooms are also available for hire.

Events

New Piano Music by Robert Ramskill
Sun 22 May 2022

New Piano Music by Robert Ramskill

Drapers' Hall, Sun 22 May 2022 | 11am & 2pm

Two daytime performances celebrating new piano work from Robert Ramskill.

This is a seated show.

Two collections of new piano music by Coventry composer Robert Ramskill will be given their world première performances on May 22nd at Drapers’ Hall.

In the morning a set of pieces written for the use of elementary and intermediate level pianists will be played by local pupils. One of these pieces is called ‘Land of the Tiger’ and that title is also given to the group of pieces as a whole.

In the afternoon the complete set of 24 Preludes for Piano will be played by local virtuoso pianists Julian Hellaby, Cecilia Xi and Darren Leaper. The pieces display the many influences (ranging from Bach, Chopin and Debussy to Bartok, Popular Music and Jazz) from which Robert has developed his own personal style.

 

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Infernal Machine – Night Owl
Thurs 26 May 2022

Infernal Machine – Night Owl

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 26 May 2022 | 7.30pm

An illuminating performance featuring baroque specialist, jazz musician and composer David Gordon.

This is a seated show.

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Dyskinetic
Fri 27 May 2022

Dyskinetic

Drapers' Hall, Fri 27 May 2022 | 7.30pm
Educator, song writer and activist Kris Halpin performs his legendary live show, with his Mi~Mu Gloves.

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One Track Minds
Sat 11 June 2022

One Track Minds

Drapers' Hall, Sat 11 June 2022 | 7.30pm

After the roaring success of the first ever One Track Minds in Coventry, this unique storytelling experience returns to Drapers’ Hall.

One Track Minds is a live storytelling show all about the life changing power of music. Think of it as a cross between Desert Island Discs, TED Talks and The Moth. Each night, we ask a selection of guests to share a story about a song (or piece of music) that has, in some way, changed their life. And then we play the song to our audience.

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Find Us

Sat Nav Destination: CV1 5RN

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Parking

Car Parking is available at either Salt Lane or Grove Street. 

There is no car parking on the site. The nearest car parks are either:

(The new) Salt Lane multi-story car park (CV1 2GY) is located just five minutes’ walk away. For further information please see here.

Grove Street car park (CV1 5AG) is located underneath the ring road, just five minutes walk away. For further information please see here.

There are a two Blue Badge parking bays on Bayley Lane.

Access For All

  • Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Disabled toilets available.
  • Induction Loop available.
  • Carers get in free (mention at checkout)

The new entrance at Drapers’ Hall allows for ground floor access with a lift up to the first floor. Accessible toilets are situated on both levels. The bar has a DDA-level counter top to the right hand side.

There are three steps required for access to the two meeting rooms on the lower level. Otherwise, all rooms are accessible for wheelchair users.

There is an induction loop throughout the building.

The original entrance may still be used upon request, however there are steep steps up to the first floor.

On Bayley Lane there are many cobbled pathways and limited dropped kerbs. There are two Blue Badge parking bays on Bayley Lane.

The seating for events is non-allocated. For requests to reserve seating or for any queries regarding access or assistance please email drapersevents@historiccoventry.org.uk

Refunds

Tickets can be exchanged for another date up to four hours prior to the performance free of charge.

Tickets can be returned for a credit voucher up to four hours before a performance free of charge.

Credit will be valid for 12 months from date of issue.

For a refund contact us on admin@historiccoventrytrust.org.uk

COVID-19

We are lucky at Drapers’ Hall to be able to remain agile due to our flexible space arrangements. Therefore, as a matter of caution and care, we have made the decision to reduce our capacity for upcoming shows by 50%. We will review this when the time is right, but for now, we want all who visit the hall – audience, staff, volunteers and artists, to feel comfortable and safe whilst attending events in our new venue. Additional provision for our current COVID-19 measures can be found on our COVID-19 policy page.

Venue Hire

Drapers’ Hall is available for corporate hire. Rooms can be booked for daytime and/or evening events, as individual spaces or a full venue hire – including weekends.

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Stay with us

Stay in some of the West Midlands’ most important historic buildings nearby. Stay in a fairy-tale medieval gatehouse, or one of four gorgeous timber-framed cottages.

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Contact Us

To contact the team at Drapers’ Hall please fill in the below contact form.

If you would like get hold of Coventry Music Service please visit Coventry Music Hub.

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