image for Historical Event item typeWalking Tour of Wakefield City Centre at Wakefield Precinct

Heritage Open Day, Fri 7 Sep 2018, free entry

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Theatre Royal Wakefield


Kevin Trickett



Wakefield City Centre,


Join Wakefield Civic Society President Kevin Trickett MBE on a walking tour of Wakefield's Wood Street and Westgate area. This will include a tour of the Theatre Royal Wakefield led by Gavin Leonard, the Theatre's Engagement and Partnerships Officer.

Meeting outside Wakefield Town Hall at 2.00 pm, Kevin will lead you on a tour of the city's civic and cultural quarter, exploring the rich history of some of the principal buildings and telling the story of Wakefield's development.

Taking in historic and modern architecture, the tour will also include a visit to the city's Theatre Royal, designed by Frank Matcham but which now boasts a very modern extension - The Centre for Creativity, which was officially opened in July 2018.

The tour will end at the Theatre where there will be an opportunity to purchase refreshments in the Theatre café.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 7 Sep 2018 14:00


Free entry

Pre-booking: Required
Please book places for the tour; participation is not otherwise possible.
Booking opens: 1 August 2018, 07:00
Booking closes: 7 September 2018, 13:00



See location of Wakefield Precinct on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 330209  Lat: 53.68352 Long: -1.50182

By Road:
Jct 41 off the M1 will lead you straight into the city centre
On street parking is available as well as many multi-storey car parks.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
The Free City Bus is available from Wakefield Westgate Railway Station or Wakefield Bus Station that stops off in the city centre.


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups