Tickets are available on walk-up at the Victoria Hall Box Office on the day for £11(Concessions £9.50, and seats are unreserved: the price includes Tea or Coffee and a programme. The Victoria Hall is located in Bagnall Street Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3AD.

There is a good car park opposite, pay on entry. Easy links to the M6, M1, A50, A52  & A34, A 53 Stoke-on-Trent railway station has frequent connections from London, Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham, Crewe,

Liverpool, Manchester & Hereford. It is a 10 minute bus ride to the Victoria Hall

Organ Proms last for approximately 75 minutes unless otherwise stated


Played on the Grand 4 Manual Conacher-Willis Organ

A full specification  of the organ is available free of charge  before or after each Prom

Tickets are available on the day (unreserved) from the Victoria Hall Box Office

£11(concessions £9.50)– includes Tea/Coffee & Programme.

There is plenty of room.
The best seats for organ sound are in the Upper Circle-The Circle is also open -The stalls are closed Programme run time c 75 minutes – no interval

“The Joy of the Hanley Organ Proms -Music for Everyone” ........ (Staffordshire Sentinel)

Tickets (unreserved) are available at the box office on the day

Box office open 90 minutes before the performance

Please try to come early to avoid queues

Card payments at Box Office only

or book in in advance:-

Box Office Tel 0844 871 7615 (fees apply)

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Hotels near to the Victoria Hall Hanley

Premier Inn – Etruria Road, Hanley, ST1 5NH Tel 0333 321 9337 0.5 mile from Victoria Hall Website

Best Western Hanley Centre Hotel 66 Trinity St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5NB Tel 01782 202361 Restaurant Website 0.3 miles from Victoria Hall

Hilton Garden Inn Hanley Stoke-on-Trent-Potteries Way, Hanley, Stoke-Trent ST1 4QA Tel 01782 486960 O.2 mile from Victoria Hall

Double Tree by Hilton Stoke-on-Trent –Etruria Hall Festival Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5BQ Tel 01782 609988 Website Located 1.3 miles from Victoria Hall

Dr Philip Smith & John Pryer

Saturday July 30 2022 12 noon

Tuba Tune – Reginald Porter Brown

Prelude & Fugue in C minor “The Great”  – J S Bach

Impromptu in D -Sir Sidney Nicholson

Salut d’Amour – Sir Edward Elgar 

Prelude on an Irish Song “My loves an arbutus” -W R Pasfield

A Merry Heart ( Longton High School Song) Dr Sidney Wéalé
(Sung by Philip Cartwright)

Variations Sur un Noël Op 20 -Marcel Dupré

Improvisation on ‘A Merry Heart’   -John Pryer   

Donald Mackenzie
Odeon Leicester Sq

                                Victoria Hall mini-Organ Festival August 19th & 20th 2022

Friday August 19 2022 12 noon

Willis goes Wurlitzer

A programme of lighter organ favourites

Overture  ‘Morning, Noon & Night in Vienna’ – F  Suppe

Maus Polka – Josef Ivanovici, Seven Seas March – Eric Coates, Shadow Waltz – Paul Dubois, Tico Tico – Zequinha de Abreu, Selection of music from ‘Evil Under the Sun’ – Cole Porter,  Georgian Miniature – Ernest Tomlinson, Cachucha Castellana – Ernst Rübel, Selection from “My Fair Lady” – Alan J Lerner

My Love is Like a Red Red Rose – (Improvisation)

The Roaring Twenties – Celebrating Jazz Tunes – arr. MacKenzie  

Gert van Hoef
The Netherlands

Saturday August 20, 2022 12 noon followed by a recital at 2.45pm in Bethesda Chapel, Albion Street Hanley.

Improvisation on St. Gertrude (Arthur Sullivan) Gert van Hoef Vater unser im himmelreich G. Böhm

Preludium en Fuga in G  BWV     541   J.S. Bach  

Hope (arr. Gert van Hoef)     Yiruma    

Allegro Symphonie 6     C.M. Widor 

Aria        C. Callahan    

Pastorale en Fantasie      Gert van Hoef      

Psalm 73 vers 7      F. Asma 

Symphonie 9 Op 95 (New World) Mov IV   A. Dvořák 

Bethesda Chapel 2.45 (admission free -retiring collection) Gert van Hoef

Improvisation on ‘Cwm Rhondda’   Gert van Hoef

Cantilena Sonata 11  J Rheinberger

Introduction & Toccata Ps 56   J Propitius

The Swan   C Saint-Saens

Toccata in C minor    E Halsey

Gavotte    F J Gossec

Grand Chorus    C J Grey

Improvisation on ‘Highland Cathedral’    Gert van Hoef


Daniel Greenway
Organ Scholar Keble College Oxford

September 10, 2022 12 noon

                    followed by a recital at Bethesda Chapel Albion Street Hanley at 2.45 pm

Prelude and Fugue in E flat BWV 552- J S Bach

Menuetto Impromptu – John Ireland  

Impromptu in C – Samuel Coleridge Taylor

Venus – Gustav Holst

Liebestraum – Franz Liszt

Romance To the Evening Star (Tannhauser) – Richard Wagner

Fantasy Choral No 1 – Percy Whitlock 

Toccata – Maurice Duruflé

This Organ Prom is followed by a performance at 2.45pm at Bethesda Chapel Albion Street Hanley by Daniel Greenway -Organ & the Rev Allan Townsend-Narrator of “An afternoon with Sir Edward Elgar” . Admission free-retiring collection.

Callum Alger
Director of Music St Peter’s Wolverhampton

Saturday October 15 2022 12 noon The Jack Oliver Organ Prom

Allegro maestoso (Sonata No.1 in G major, Op. 28) – Edward Elgar

Passacaglia in C minor (BWV 582) – J.S. Bach

Song of Sunshine – Alfred Hollins

Choral No.3 in A minor – César Franck

Pavane, Op. 50 – Gabriel Fauré

Crown Imperial – William Walton

This Victoria Hall Organ Prom will end at 13.10 and will be followed by Liverpool Cathedral’s annual Anniversary recital by Ian Tracey at 4.0pm on the famous Willis Organ. Easily reached in time by train or M6

Victoria Hall Organ console

Full specification of the organ is available from the VH Organist at the Organ Proms, or email

Organ Proms in 2022

Tickets available on the day ( unreserved)  at the Victoria Hall Box Office   

£11 (concessions £9.50) includes Tea/Coffee & Programme


Advance booking can be made via the Box Office

0844 871 7615 (fees apply)
Or at

Join the ‘Patrons of the Victoria Hall Organ’ mailing list ( £5 p.a.) and receive mailing of the Organ Prom programmes and support the continuance of the Proms Tel  07967 806 409 or for further details.

2023 Organ Prom dates to follow

Programmes could be subject to change.

The Victoria Hall Organ Proms are promoted by  Stoke-on-Trent Theatres Ltd  and  the Victoria Hall Consultant Organist  (07967 806 409 or mike, with the support from the Harding & Dronsfield Trusts, MR Organ Promotions, the Victoria Hall Organ Prom Patrons & the NSDOS

Victoria Hall Organ Proms website is linked to ‘The Organ Recital Guide’ –

Local Organ Events for organists are organised by the North Staffs & District Organ Society. Visits for organists to try organs in churches, to play in members’ recitals, participate in educational & IAO/RCO Organ Days.  For the NSDOS details and contact – go to the website