We’re immensely proud of our Civic Halls. They've created extraordinary memories for generations of visitors.
From the deep-seated thrill of hearing your favourite band, the helpless belly laughs of a great comedy night to the edge of your seat excitement of watching a close-fought sporting contest, the halls have offered it all.
And that's why we're investing £38.1 million in them to create a top class entertainment venue for the future.
Expected to reopen in 2022, Wolves Civic will put our city on the map globally, building on the huge international profile Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Premier League success has given our city.
A top class venue needs a top class entertainment offer and our city will host the biggest names in live music and comedy.
We have a long and proud history of offering the very best in entertainment in our city. The Civic and Wulfrun halls have played host to such stellar names as Queen, David Bowie, Nirvana, James Brown, Elton John, Paloma Faith, Florence + The Machine and Ed Sheeran.
We've been there at the start of many bands' careers and welcomed them back after they've hit super-stardom. We've laughed along with the legendary comedy talents of Ken Dodd, Jimmy Carr, Ben Elton, Victoria Wood, Billy Connolly and Sarah Millican. We've become the place to be for darts and wrestling showdowns – drawing dedicated fans and performers at the very top of their game.
And the transformation work will make a night out here for our visitors even more enjoyable.
We're creating a second balcony for the Civic Hall and a balcony in the Wulfrun Hall to provide additional seating. The Civic Hall will also have an improved stage to attract bigger and better shows.
There will be new and more comfortable seats, bigger and better bars and more space to socialise, additional and modern toilet facilities to give visitors an improved experience, lift access to new balconies, better access arrangements for disabled visitors (including enhanced wheelchair access), a greater number of accessible viewing points, and improved room temperatures through the installation of a new air conditioning system.
When completed, the Civic will be able to cater for 3,408 people standing or 2,162 seated. The Wulfrun will be able to host 1,316 standing or 811 seated.
Wolves Civic is essential to the economic well-being of the city centre, generating millions of pounds every year for the local economy.
This huge transformation project is also critical to how we are re-inventing and re-imagining a vibrant city centre for the future.
Wolves Civic has brought streams of visitors to our city over the last 80 years – visitors who have had amazing nights out watching their musical, comedy and sporting icons.
Our transformation work will guarantee those incredible memories for many generations to come.