James Orchestra Tour – Sheffield City Hall – 4 May 2023

Sheffield City Hall, Barker’s Pool, Sheffield S1 2JA

About the Venue

With a capacity of 2,271 in the Oval Hall, Sheffield’s City Hall dates from the 1920s and stands right in the centre of the shopping area of the city, surrounded by several pubs, so fans will have no problem finding somewhere to meet, have a few drinks and some food.

It has a stunning Neo-Classical façade, designed by Vincent E Harris, who was the architect for such buildings as Manchester Library and Town Hall Extension, several Government offices in Whitehall and many other civic buildings. It boasts a giant portico, flanked by a line of huge columns, some of which still bear the marks of World War 2 bombs which fell close by.

The Oval Hall is the main event space in the building and is built on 3 levels, with stalls laid out flat for the first 9 rows and then gently sloping upwards towards the back. There are two balcony levels above, curving around the shape of the hall.

How to get there

The hall is situated in a mainly pedestrianised area of the city centre, with nearby roads narrow and restricted. Therefore, it is best to choose your parking area beforehand and head straight for that.


As the preferred parking partner for Sheffield City Hall, visitors will receive a 35% discount on parking at the Q-Park on Rockingham Street. More information here

There is also parking at

Eldon Street, S1 4GX

The Moor car park – S1 4QW

NCP have car parks at Wellington St S1 4HF, Sidney Street S1 4RG and Solly Street S1 4DE

Travelling By Tram

Sheffield City Hall has its own tram stop on both Yellow (Meadowhall to Middlewood) and Blue (Halfway to Malin Bridge) routes. For more detailed information visit Supertram.

Travelling By Bus

The City Hall lies on several bus routes. For details of the most suitable service from your area visit www.travelsouthyorkshire.com

Eat and Drink

You will have absolutely no problem finding food and drink before the show! The City Hall is surrounded by cafes, takeaways, fast food places, restaurants and pubs.

On Holly Street, running beside the venue are:

Sheffield Water Works Company (Lloyds No1 Bar)

Pitcher and Piano

Turtle Bay

Opposite the venue entrance is  


The Benjamin Huntsman (Wetherspoons)

Along with ASK Italian, Zizzi, Slug and Lettuce, Café Nero and a Wagamama all within a couple of minutes walk of the venue.

You can find a large, zoomable version of the map below here

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