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About GAOS


Guiseley Theatre was built in 1867 by Sir Matthew William Thompson. He gave the building to the people of Guiseley for the use of the community. At that time it was known as "The Town Hall", and although it was maintained by Guiseley UDC and then Aireborough UDC, it was never used as municipal offices other than housing a part-time Rates collection office. Shortly after Aireborough was incorporated into Leeds Metropolitan District, the Authority considered closing Guiseley Town Hall. The Hall, however, was still used by many community groups, including GAOS, and so, with the cooperation of all the users, the Society took over the administration of the Hall in 1985. We have continued to administer the renamed Guiseley Theatre for the benefit of the whole community of Guiseley and its environs.

During the time GAOS have administered the Theatre we have:

  • Refurbished many parts of the building.
  • Redecorated throughout. The main auditorium has been repainted in a rich colour scheme to give it the "feel" of a living, intimate theatre.
  • Constructed lighting and sound control rooms and installed an amplification system.
  • Renewed the central heating boilers and hot water system.
  • Built a scenery construction workshop at the rear of the Theatre.
  • Converted old wartime ARP offices behind the theatre into a self contained rehearsal room.
  • Redecorated ground floor rooms.
  • Conducted a very successful fundraising campaign in order to complete replace the seating in the stalls area of the auditorium.
  • Stairlift recently installed

Click here to see a seating plan of the theatre.

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Contact Us
Ticket Bookings
0113 2506434
07960 604082

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By post
GAOS Box Office
Guiseley Theatre
The Green
West Yorkshire
LS20 9BT
Email the Secretary
President: Bill Hudson
Chair: Kimberley Noon
Vice-Chair: Janet Magson
Secretary: Midge Booth
Treasurer: Shirley Broadbent
Email the Treasurer

Marie Bellwood
Suphena Clarke
Kat Owens
Will Sadler
Alex Schober
Monique Slattery
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