Town:Pontefract Town Hall

Community Centre

Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall

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Bridge Street,


Pontefract Old Town Hall was built in 1785 by Bernard Hartley, a Pontefract surveyor.

The Borough Magistrates operated from the Old Town Hall until the early 1900’s and was renamed the Nelson Room in 1855, when the original plaster cast model of Nelson’s death scene was donated to the Town by its then MP Benjamin Oliveria. The plaster model was sculptured by I E Carew and used to mould bronze castings for Nelsons Column in London. In 1882 the Assembly Rooms were built at the back of the original Town Hall.

Pontefract Town Hall is a Grade II listed building and stands in the centre of Pontefract Market place and still houses many of its original features including the, Magistrate’s Bench, Nelson’s plaster cast model and The Nelson Room and Assembly Room making the Town Hall an interesting historic place to visit.

In 1996 The Town Hall under went a restoration programme and today the venue can accommodate anything from conferences, weddings, private parties, fairs and more!

The Town Hall boasts a 250 capacity auditorium which is popular with staging large concerts, shows, festivals, and the Town Hall offers sound and light systems that makes it the ideal venue for stage productions and live entertainment.

Disabled toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed


Please contact the team for prices and quotations


See location of Pontefract Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 456219  Lat: 53.69155 Long: -1.31092

By Road:
Located in the town centre of Pontefract on Market Place. Take junction 32 off the M62 and follow signs for the town centre.

By Public Transport:
Nearest rail station: Pontefract Monkhill/Baghill/Tanshelf Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed