Keep In Touch & Open Days


About the Open Day
The past six months have seen dramatic changes inside the building as contractors Kier have stripped out the interior of the auditorium and removed the fixtures and fittings in the bar area, the dressing rooms, the Boscawen foyer and Back Quay. The redevelopment has now moved into the construction phase, with work currently taking place to - quite literally - raise the roof by 2.5 metres.
Now we want to invite our audiences into the building and share the exciting changes that have been taking place. We will be opening our doors to the public to view our progress to date, meet the HFC and Kier teams and discuss our exciting vision for the future.

The Open Day will also mark the official launch of our Heritage Funded project Revealing City Hall celebrating the history and heritage of the Grade II* City Hall building. On the day, our heritage team will be located in the Boscawen Street entrance to Hall For Cornwall and are inviting the public to come and share their memories of the building by bringing in related historical items. From posters, flyers, ticket stubs, programmes or photos – we’d love for you to visit us and tell us your stories - get searching those attics now!
The heritage team are also looking for volunteers to support their historical fact finding and collection activities over the next 12 months. Applications will open from 23rd March and interested individuals should email their details to

Instructions for visiting on the day
The Public Open Day will run from 12 midday to 4pm, with hard hat tours of the building taking place throughout.  There is no need to pre book and members of the public wishing to take a tour should wear sensible footwear. Hard hats and high vis jackets will also be provided on site to be worn at all times. Tours will start from the Boscawen Street entrance of Hall For Cornwall. Spaces are limited for health and safety reasons and people may be asked to queue until a place is made available. There will be some wheelchair access provision on the day and please note that the theatre site is currently a construction site with uneven surfaces throughout. Puschairs will need to be folded/stored and children carried.

IMPORTANT NOTE : the site is a working constuction site so there are uneven surfaces and building equipment throughout. Sensible footwear will need to be worn. The tour is self guided although members of the HFC and Kier teams will be available on site to answer any questions. 

I f you are not able to join us this time or are unable to gain entry on the day, there will be other scheduled opportunities across the year.