St James Concert & Assembly Hall
College Street, St Peter Port
|Telephone (01481) 711360
Where Guernsey Gets Together
About St James
St James is the island's only Concert Hall and is the venue for many varied events throughout
the year. This former church was restored several years ago led by a group of dedicated people who formed the
Friends of St James Association. Through personal and corporate funding, the building was restored to its former
glory. The acoustics in the building are fabulous and make it the perfect place for orchestral and Choirs
performances. The Guernsey Concert Band and the Guernsey Churches Island Festival Chorus use St James for many of
A major building re-development of the Dorey Centre took place in 2001 and was completed on
schedule just before the Christmas events. The Friends of St James have been raised the £1m needed to fund the
extension. The centre now provides better facilities including:
a bistro style restaurant with terrace
use of more seats in the gallery
private bar at gallery level
a range of meeting and rehearsal rooms
a small shop
a fully equipped box office
the ability to run several activities at the same time
The Dorey Centre will also house the island's Millennium Tapestry in the new gallery. The ten
tapestries (one from each Parish) depict Guernsey through the last Millennium. The gallery will be officially
opened by the former Bailiff Sir Graham Dorey on 24 January 2002.
If you wish to find out more about fund raising for St James, call the administrative office on
711360 between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
You can become a Friend of St James through an annual subscription (currently £14 per annum for
an individual or £30 for family membership. Life membership is a single subscription of £280. Membership will
not only assist with the upkeep of this magnificent building but also entitles members to receive priority
There is always a full and varied programme of events each month. Call the box office on (01481)
711361 between 9.00am and 2.00pm weekdays and 10.00am and 12 noon on Saturdays to find out more details or to book
for an event. The St James Diary of Events is also available from the Tourist Board Offices and most hotels.
Facilities for physically disabled
Easy access for wheelchairs is available through the main doors and easily accessible toilets.
Parking may also be allocated upon request on Tel. no. 711360. A wheelchair is available for use in the
building and a hearing aid loop has been fitted for the hard of hearing.