* Guided tours usually take place once a year when we visit many of the old venues, going inside some of them. The date/s of tours are posted here or on our social media pages.

Halifax Odeon Special 7 august 3pm & 4pm meet the Grayston

Sadly Mecca Bingo will be closing in Halifax next month which means it could well be the last time that this wonderful Art Deco building formerly known as The Odeon will be open for visitors. Between 1959 & 1964 it was the place for live music in Halifax and countless number 1 popstars played it, not least Dusty Springfield who made her debut solo appearance here. Come along to hear more about its musical past and sit in the balcony, unchanged in 60 years.

There will be 2 tours:

3pm – Meet at The Grayston Unity

4pm – Meet at The Grayston Unity

The tour will take around 20 mins.

£3 pay on the day or buy in advance:



11th Sept 2pm. Meet at GU. The annual guided tour delivered by Michael (and hopefully Trevor Simpson). 

You’ll hear about the fascinating and surprising history of Halifax from the mid 1950s onwards. Expect to hear tales of Shirley Bassey, Dusty, Donovan, The Kinks, Pulp, The Jacksons, John Grant and many more as we visit many of the venues of yesteryear. Get your tickets for £6 from or The Grayston Unity.

Starting at one of the UK’s smallest music venue and taking a tour around the site of many old venues and going inside some too. It takes a good two hours and does involve a bit of walking.