Venues

Information about our regular venues

 

Bishop’s Palace, Hereford

Palace Yard, Hereford, HR4 9BL

Directions: Driving north from Ross on A49, cross the river and turn right into St Nicholas Street. Keep following the road round to the right – it turns into Bridge Street and heads back towards the river. Just before the river, turn left onto Gwynne Street leading to the cathedral. The Bishop’s Palace is a turning on the right, just before the cathedral. You drive through an archway into a courtyard (parking all round the edge of the courtyard and entrance to the Bishop’s Palace in the corner, although limited space so please park elsewhere if possible). It’s easiest to see on the satellite view on Google Maps here.

Accessibility: There is level access from the courtyard into the main hall and conference room.

Toilets: There are toilets at this venue

Pre-concert: Doors to the main hall open 30 minutes before the concert. Before that time you may wait in the conference room.

Refreshments: There will be hot drinks and light refreshments available to buy at the concerts.

 

Bridges Centre, Monmouth

Drybridge House, Wonastow Road, Monmouth NP25 5AS

Directions: There are very clear directions to the Bridges Centre on their website here.

Accessibility: The building is accessible.

Toilets: There are toilets available at this venue.

Pre-concert: Doors open 30 minutes before the concert, and there is space to wait inside.

Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be served in the bar.

 

Hellens Manor

Much Marcle, Herefordshire, HR8 2LY

Directions: Hellens Manor lies just off the A449 between the Ledbury and Ross on Wye road. Follow the brown signs from the crossroads in the centre of the village. More information can be found on their website here. There is ample parking in the car park.

Accessibility: There is level access between the car park and the main barn.

Toilets: There are toilets available at this venue.

Pre-concert: Doors open 30 minutes before each concert, and there is limited space to wait in the Oak Barn.

Other information: Please note that access to each barn is directly from outside and uncovered, so please dress appropriately.

 

St Briavels Church

St Briavels, GL15 6RG

Directions: St Briavels is on the B4228 Chepstow to Coleford road. From Monmouth, take the A466 towards Chepstow. After about 5.5 miles (and just before Bigsweir Bridge) take a sharp turn left up the hill then follow the signs for St Briavels. The church is opposite the castle in the centre of the village. You may park for free on the street, but please be mindful of other traffic and residents.

Accessibility: There is level access along a short path with a small step from the street into the church.

Toilets: There is just one toilet in the church.

Pre-concert: Doors to the church will open 30 minutes prior to the concert. Please note that there is nowhere indoors to wait so please do not come too early as you will be standing outside.

Refreshments: There will be light refreshments available to buy at the concert. All proceeds go to the St Briavels community.

Other information: The seating is traditional church pews, so feel free to bring a cushion! There is heating but it may still be chilly so please dress warmly for our January concert.

 

Treowen Manor

Dingestow, near Monmouth, NP25 4DL

Directions: About 3 miles south west of Monmouth on the Wonastow road, just before Dingestow. Treowen Manor is set back on the right up a long drive. More information can be found on their website here. The driveway is quite difficult to find in the dark so there will be a sign and/or balloons to mark it from the road. There is parking to the left of the driveway in the gravel bay opposite the house, and along the driveway. Please be aware that the driveway is used by other residents so do not block it. It may be muddy underfoot and the lighting is not ideal so please be careful and bring a torch if possible as it will be dark.

Accessibility: The house is old and there are a few steps between the car parking area and the concert venue.

Toilets: There are toilets at this venue but they are up one flight of stairs with no lift access.

Pre-concert: The doors will open 30 minutes before the concert.

Refreshments: Please see individual concert listings about refreshments for the events here.

Other information: The chairs in the house are not very comfortable so feel free to bring a cushion. The house itself will have lots of people, including children, staying in it so, while they will aim to keep noise to a minimum, there may be some coming and going. As an audience member, please keep this to a minimum yourself and arrive promptly in order to make it as enjoyable as possible for everyone.