Salisbury City Hall

City Hall closed as an entertainment venue in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but since December 2020 it has been used as a mass vaccination centre to support the efforts to keep as many people protected from COVID-19 as possible.

In August 2022, it was confirmed that the NHS has signed a six-month extension to its lease of City Hall, which will see them continue to use the venue until the end of March 2023. 

In the meantime, we continue to plan for the venue's future beyond the lease's expiry, with a comprehensive report due to be presented at a future cabinet meeting, likely to be in the coming months. The paper will outline the options available and provide more analysis of our recent soft market test exercise, which established the possible interest of organisations running the venue on the council's behalf. This exercise was carried out during April and May 2022. A number of organisations replied to our questionnaire.

The soft market testing was just one mechanism used to help establish the best way forward for the venue, as we continue to actively look at all the options available to get the building back up and running as an entertainment and cultural venue beyond when the NHS require it.

If you have any questions please contact  arts@wiltshire.gov.uk  If your question relates to the Vaccination Centre please visit the NHS website.

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