Tickets are available on walk-up at the Victoria Hall Box Office on the day or before, 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

Email contact:

Telephone contact 07967 806 409  



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 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)                                 

                      On line

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 mile 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

Imperial Echoes - Arnold Safroni -arr John Pryer    

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



                     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

     Improvisation on St. Gertrude (Athur 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

Daniel Greenway

Organ Scholar Keble College Oxford   

                   Saturday September 10  2022  12 noon


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



Callum Alger

Director of Music

St Peter’s Wolverhampton


           The Jack Oliver Organ Prom

           Saturday October 15 2022   12 noon


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



      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.



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, with the support from the Harding & Dronsfield Trusts, MR Organ Promotions, the Victoria Hall Organ Prom Patrons & the NSDOS

Queries to-  or 07967 806 409

Victoria Hall Organ Proms linked with thanks to the UK’s excellent website -  

the Organ Recital Event Guide

Local Organ Events for organists are organised by the North Staffs & District  Organ Society.

For the NSDOS details and contact - go to the website