Concert Coach Hire

The City and Metropolitan Borough of Bradford, in the West Yorkshire Urban Area, was one of the principle cities that grew to prominence and prosperity during the Industrial Revolution before undergoing a period of deindustrialisation in the 20th century. Many of the magnificent buildings build during Bradford’s boom period, however, remain and the city has been undergoing a period of rejuvenation. Bradford has the distinction of being home to St George’s Hall, the oldest concert hall in Britain, which draws thousands of visitors each year, many of whom travel by hired coach or minibus to and from the location.

St George’s Hall, constructed between 1851 and 1853, was built at the height of Bradford’s prosperity and financed by industrialist and philanthropist Jacob Moser. Moser, a German-Jewish immigrant who made his money through the wool trade and would later become Mayor of Bradford, chose the architectural duo of Henry Francis Lockwood and William Mawson to design the building who decided upon a neoclassical style that was popular at the time. The hall, constructed from sandstone and designated a grade II listed building in the summer of 1963, has a seating capacity for over 1,500 people.

At the time of St George’s opening electrical technology was still in its infancy so, in the absence of microphones and loudspeakers, the hall was designed for maximum acoustic effect. The hall was electrified at a later date and became a popular place for plugged in musical acts of numerous genres alongside the unplugged performances for which it was designed. As well as hosting music concerts ranging from orchestral to rock music, the hall has also been used for the performance of plays, book readings by Charles Dickens, political speeches by Winston Churchill (as well as protests by Suffragettes) and even the screening of films.

Those looking to travel to or from a concert in Bradford need look no further than Coach Hire Bradford who are leaders in the field of hired transport and operational throughout the BD postcode area. This coach hire company has a wide range of transport vehicles to meet the needs of concert-goers seeking coach or minibus hire in Bradford and many customers attest to the quality of these vehicles and to the comfort of their air-conditioned interiors. The professionalism of the drivers and customer-centric ethos of this Bradford coach hire company places it ahead of its competitors in the field.