Old Market Hall

Old Market Hall

Shrewsbury is surely one of England's most beautiful towns lying within a giant loop of the River Severn. Wherever you stand in Shrewsbury you are surrounded by history, for this town is steeped in medieval heritage, which is matched only by the vibrancy of its modern cultural life. Shrewsbury boasts over 660 listed buildings but at its heart lies the Square, the cultural and economic focal point for the town for generations past. In the centre of the Square lies a very special building with an extraordinary past... 


The Old Market Hall opened on January 19th 2004 with a sold-out preview of Maggie Smith's film 'My House In Umbria'. Since its opening the OMH has proved incredibly popular with daily screenings of films from all around the world, guest speakers for our digital media programme and people coming in to simply relax in our cafĂ© bar and marvel at one of Shrewsbury's most beautiful buildings. It is wonderful to see so many residents and guests to the town using the OMH again and it has firmly established itself as a centre of artistic significance.

The history and character of the building are enhancing our visitors' enjoyment whilst our programming and use of the building is inviting people in to explore it. The Old Market Hall continues to be increasingly popular and we have been adding more and more screenings to cope with the demand for tickets.