Henry Sandon Hall

The Henry Sandon Hall is a new arts venue at the heart of the redevelopment of Worcester’s famous Royal Porcelain Works. The Hall sits alongside the Nest cafe, delicatessen and arts exhibition facilities.  The Henry Sandon Hall seats up to 140 people and is equipped to be a truly multi-functional venue. Live events include acoustic music, film - including a film club, talks, product launches, antiques fairs, farmers' markets, exhibitions and demonstrations by local artists and much more. The courtyard features outdoor seating for the cafe and visitors and on summer weekends, music and entertaiment outside. The Royal Porcelain Works hosts events during the Worcester Festival and is a fantastic destination for the Worcestershire community. The Henry Sandon Hall is also available for hire to event’s organisers and community groups for a wide range of events and activities.

The Henry Sandon Hall is named in honour of Henry Sandon MBE. Born in the East End of London, Henry was educated at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe and went on to study music at the Guildhall School of Music before moving to Worcester, where he taught music at the Royal Grammar School and was a lay clerk in the Worcester Cathedral Choir. In addition to his stong musical background, Henry is a renowned antique expert, specialising in ceramics. A notable authority on Royal Worcester Porcelain, Henry was curator of the Dyson Perrins Museum for many years. He is also a writer and television personality and is best known for his many appearances on the much-loved BBC television programme Antiques Roadshow. Henry Sandon was appointed an MBE in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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