Our evening concerts are held in the Forum, Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3HB.
Our daytime concerts are held in:
- Great Malvern Priory, Church Street, WR14 2AY
- Elmslie House, Avenue Road, Malvern WR14 3AG
From their origin in 1885, the elements that make up today’s Malvern Theatres have undergone many changes, and are now a modern, attractive and dynamic centre for the performing arts. The Forum is the main auditorium for musical performance, and its flexible space and largely tiered seating offer excellent acoustics, visibility and comfort. As configured for Club concerts, the Forum accommodates about 600.
On weekdays, the Theatres are open at 9.30am, Sundays at 11.00am.
For Club concerts, doors to the Forum Theatre open at 7.00pm.
All seats are unreserved, but admission is guaranteed to ticket holders.
Malvern Theatres offer a restaurant, Scene Bistro, and two licensed bars.
Pre-concert suppers are available from 5.30pm, Sunday lunches from 12.30pm (malverntheatresbistro.com or 01684 567751 for details). The bars are open before and after the concerts, and interval drinks may be ordered in advance.
Malvern Theatres welcome people with disabilities and are committed to ensuring that your visit is easy, enjoyable and straightforward. Please advise the box office if you need any special assistance. Wheelchair spaces are available in the Forum Theatre. Other areas are accessible to wheelchairs and there are WC facilities on all levels.
Great Malvern Priory, Church Street, Malvern WR14 2AY
Sunday 16 February 2020 at 3pm
Dating back to 1085, the beautiful Great Malvern Priory (now the Parish Church of St Mary & St Michael) is the ideal setting for sacred choral music, as performed by The Gesualdo Six. The Nave seats 270 people on comfortable chairs, with an uninterrupted view of the performance area. Other areas of the building seat around 300, mostly with a restricted view. Two-tier ticket pricing reflects this difference, and priority booking is available to Club members. All seats are unreserved.
Refreshments will be served in the interval. There is access for people with disabilities. WC facilities are limited, but the Priory is planning building improvements.
Parking on the lane to the Priory Church is restricted to permit holders, and is not allowed at all in the area outside the building itself. Please see parking information below.
Elmslie House, 8 Avenue Road, Malvern WR14 3AG
Friday 17 April 2020 at 10.30 for 11.15am
Elmslie House was built as ‘Falston’ in 1862 by the architect E W Elmslie for his own family use. In later life the building was a school, and had associations with Elgar and Troyte Griffith. It now hosts classes, art exhibitions and concerts, including what will be the third of the Club’s successful Coffee & Cake Concerts, this time by the Ruisi Quartet.
Seating (all unreserved) is limited to 80. The ticket price includes refreshments before the concert, kindly provided by Anna Taylor, the owner of Elmslie House. Please bear in mind that this is a family home and therefore not open at all times.
Short-stay car parks in Grange Road (2) (almost next to the Theatres), the Council House (Avenue Road) and Edith Walk (2); long-stay car parks in Priory Road (2) (pedestrian access to the Theatres through Priory Park) and Victoria Road. The special charge in ALL car parks from 4pm to 8am is £1.50. MHDC residents’ 2-hour parking discs are valid for this period, but only in long-stay car parks. Normal charges apply before 4pm, including Sundays.
There is also free on-street parking in Grange Road and some other nearby roads, some time-limited before 6pm on weekdays and unlimited on Sundays.
The map below shows the concert locations and the car parks not immediately beside the Malvern Theatres.
Hover over the marked locations to get directions to them.
First Bus No. 44 bus runs between Worcester and Great Malvern. There are four buses an hour during the day in the week, approximately hourly during the evening and at weekends.
Great Western Railway (from London, Oxford, Bristol) and West Midlands Railway (Birmingham and Hereford) run trains to Great Malvern. The station is in Avenue Road, about half a mile down the hill from Great Malvern.
Trains can return you to Hereford, Worcester, Birmingham (always in daytime, usually in the evening), Oxford and London Paddington after the concert.
Please check public transport information before travelling.