City of Wolverhampton's Civic Halls will temporarily reopen this month to play host to a series of headline acts and events.

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Works on the multi million pound refurbishment of the Grade II listed venue have been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, and major changes to the fabric of the building will not be visible to the public at this time.

The majority of works to date have taken place behind the scenes in order to prepare for the next phase.

In the meantime, the doors to the historic venue will swing open to the public again on Friday 20 October when W.A.S.P. will bring the place to life once more.

It is the first of many popular music events, and big name bands and comedians on the bill at the Civic Halls until 2 January, with Henning Wehn, Jimmy Carr, John Bishop, Bwin Grand Slam of Darts, Robert Plant, Fleet Foxes, Rag 'n' Bone Man and The Prodigy, among those to follow.

To strengthen security and public safety both inside and outside the venue a number of temporary measures have been put in place, including road closures around the Civic Halls for events. Customers are urged to visit the 'Your Visit' link on the Type=links;Linkid=1949;Title=Wolves Civic;Target=_blank; homepage from Friday 13 October for details, before attending their show.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The Civic Halls will burst into life again in a fortnight and there is something for everyone to enjoy before they close again.

"Nearly 70,000 tickets have already been sold across all the events coming up, so I would urge people to get in quick and book for shows.

"The Civic Halls have been around since 1938 and are an important part of our visitor economy - providing jobs and generating millions of pounds every year by staging nationally acclaimed shows.

"As part of our regeneration plans for the city we recognised this Grade II listed building is in need of refurbishment, as well as improvement to ensure it remains a thriving venue to be proud of."

For full details of all events at the Civic Halls from 20 October, 2017 to 2 January, 2018, and to buy tickets visit  Type=links;Linkid=1949;Title=Wolves Civic;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Friday 6 October, 2017