The Halls

St Andrew’s Hall is the centrepiece of several magnificent flint buildings, known collectively as The Halls, which form the most complete medieval friary complex surviving in England.

During the Reformation, the site was saved by the City Corporation, which bought it from King Henry VIII for use as a ‘common hall’ for the citizens of Norwich.

Today the complex is a venue for hire and hosts a great variety of cultural and corporate events; from the annual week-long CAMRA beer festival to regular classical and pop concerts, weddings, conferences, fine dining, and a wealth of fairs.
Whether it’s the grandeur of St Andrew’s Hall, the finesse of Blackfriars’ Hall or the intimacy of The Crypt, The Halls could be the perfect space for your event.

Additionally, The Halls actively partakes in the Heritage Open Days and welcomes pre- booked guided tours arranged by the Tourist Information Centre. To arrange a visit please contact Norwich’s Tourist Information Centre, for further information about the latest tours available, on 01603 213999, email or go to

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St Andrew’s & Blackfriars Hall, St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU

Opening Hours

9am – 5pm


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