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Old Market Hall

The Square | Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH, England
+44 1743 281281
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The right way to preserve history

This, as the name implies, The Old Market Hall, dating from the 16th century. It's set on the... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2017
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Wow amazing

Have just spent 3 days in Shrewsbury and was taken to the small cinema in the old market hall, what... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2017
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Built in 1596, Shrewsbury's iconic Old Market Hall was lovingly restored and re-opened as a contemporary cinema and cafe bar in 2004. The intimate 81-seat cinema screens a diverse programme of independent film, classics, world cinema, documentaries, and popular releases. The accompanying Cafe Bar is hugely popular as a place to meet friends and relax in historic surroundings, serving an array of teas, coffees, cold drinks, cake and alcoholic beverages. There is no place like... OMH.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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The Square | Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH, England
+44 1743 281281
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This, as the name implies, The Old Market Hall, dating from the 16th century. It's set on the market square in the heart of the town and is a beautiful old building. The problem with buildings like this is that we certainly need to preserve...More

Thank rigpig
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Have just spent 3 days in Shrewsbury and was taken to the small cinema in the old market hall, what a fantastic place, food and atmosphere unique, would reccomend a visit

Reviewed January 14, 2017

This is my go-to cafe for a coffee and catch up with friends, for a few reasons. It's nice to support a more local business than coffee chains, it's got a huge selection of interesting food and drink, it's a bit quirky and different, and...More

Thank Sam D
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is such a classy cinema, fairly small and very cosy. It is in Shrewsbury's Old Market Hall and there is an excellent café attached to the cinema. The seating in the cinema is very comfy and they also have several double seats. The best...More

Thank shropshirenick
Reviewed December 24, 2016

Well worth a visit.Set in the historic centre of Shrewsbury. I am always fascinated by market halls.This one is an interesting design.You can go inside as well. There is a lift.

Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Upstairs, the old market house has been converted into a cinema and tea house. Lovely atmospheric feeling with the the 16th century beams exposed and a very considerate restoration/ modernization done. Great tea and cakes, and definitely better than Costa!!!

Thank Rick F
Reviewed December 16, 2016

The Old Market Hall is situated in the square in the centre of the town. It was built in 1596 using the local Grinshill stone. Originally it was used by the Shrewsbury Drapers Company to sell Welsh cloth in the upper level whilst below local...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

The old market hall has been converted, so that the ground level area is still open to the elements, and even though a lift has been installed to make the cinema upstairs available to disabled people, it has not detracted from the historical significance of...More

Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

I cannot praise the staff here highly enough for their quick response, attentiveness and genuine care when I had a medical emergency. A special thanks goes to Roberto and a lovely lady who seemed to be in charge. I am afraid I didn't get her...More

Thank Dionne M
Reviewed November 18, 2016

An interesting historical location with quality uograde inside to provide an excellent café. The quality of the food and drinks is excellent and the prices are reasonable. A good atmosphere and comfy sofas or seats at small tables. At the rear of the café is...More

Thank swh61
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Fran L
November 18, 2016|
Response from TheatreSevern | Property representative |
Hello Fran Gift Vouchers of any value can be purchased at the Box Office, by phone (01743 281281), or online via the Old Market Hall website (sorry, tripadvisor does not allow me to post the link!) Gift Vouchers can be... More