Frequently Asked Questions

How much will my booking cost?

We charge £200/hr for the main Cathedral space, £20/hr for our Chapter Hour, and £40/hr for our de Lacy Centre. On top of this may be other costs depending on your requirements – for instance whether you want a stage or staffing. We will provide a more detailed quote depending on your requirements, either from the booking form or from speaking to us.

Do you charge a deposit?

We require a 25% deposit to confirm a booking, and the remaining balance paid at least one calendar week before your booking.

What is the accessibility like at the Cathedral?

Bradford Cathedral is an ancient site and some areas are trickier to navigate around than others. However, we do have flat access from our Stott Hill entrance, both in terms of load-in and load-out for events, and for entry for patrons with mobility issues. Inside the Cathedral we have ramps to the East End of the space. Events with amplified sound also benefit from our hearing loop.

What is the capacity of the Cathedral?

Our capacities depend on the type of event and the space, but we’ve included some figures below to give you a flavour of our capacities.

Space Capacity
Chapter House 20
de Lacy Centre 50
Nave (inc. selling of alcohol) 499 (inc. staff / talent etc)
Nave 600 (maximum)

Are there any times I cannot book the Cathedral?

We aim to be as flexible as possible, but Bradford Cathedral is a place of worship and services will take precedence. The usual times when the Cathedral is unavailable for hire are listed below, but we always advise you check the What’s On calendar for the latest availability.

  • Morning prayer: 9am – 9:30am every day Monday – Saturday
  • Evening prayer: 5:30pm – 6pm every day Monday – Saturay
  • Choral Evensong: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Monday and Tuesday
  • Wednesday services: Wednesdays from 8:15am – 11am
  • Sunday services: Sundays from 8am – 12noon, and 3:30pm – 4:30pm

What equipment do you have available?

There is a list below of some of the equipment available, but for more information please contact us.

  • 3 x projectors and screens (one widescreen)
  • Allen & Heath SQ-5 sound desk
  • 2 x portable PA speakers
  • An assortment of handheld, wired and headset microphones
  • Laptop
  • 600 chairs (a mixture of wooden and plastic)
  • 6ft rectangular and 3ft square tables, with table cloths

The Chapter House comes ready equipped with its own conferencing equipment inc. screen, computer, microphone and webcam, and the de Lacy Centre comes with its own screen on wheels.

We also have two single phase power sockets in the centre of the Cathedral.

What is the catering provision?

We have a kitchen within the Cathedral for the serving of refreshments. It comes with its own oven, fridge, microwave and dishwasher, as well as instant boiling water. The Chapter House and de Lacy Centre have their own self-contained kitchens. If you require a team to help provide catering or to dispense refreshments, please mention this at the time of booking.

What are your current COVID guidelines?

For our current guidelines, please speak to a member of the team. We are able to provide disposable face masks, and hand sanitiser, on request, and where possible can help with any ventilation requirements in the spaces.

How do I get to the Cathedral / how do I park?

For more information on this, please see our ‘plan your visit‘ page, or download a copy of your ‘getting to Bradford Cathedral‘ form.

How much is it to hire an organist / organ / piano?

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