16 St James's St, Nottingham NG1 6FG
Tel: 0115 941 1048
Open Daily 9am - late

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Food & Drink

Our vibrant café bar serves a variety of hot and cold drinks and we are home to the Smoked Kitchen who serve delicious food made from fresh and local ingredients. 

We are open daily 9am till late and serve food between 11am-9pm.


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Arts & Crafts

Our aim is to support emerging and established artists from all backgrounds by providing opportunities for them to develop their practice, and create exciting and engaging work. Since our recent refurbishment the Malt Cross is now home to the Henderson Gallery and a new workshop space that are both available to hire.We run regular art classes and workshops based in our Heritage Arts and Crafts space from our weekly life drawing classes to one off workshops in ceramics, letterpress printing, weaving, fine art and more. All our upcoming events are listed on our Workshops page. ...

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The Malt Cross is one of the last Victorian music halls in Britain. In 1877 the site was built for entrepreneur Charles Weldon by architect Edwin Hill. As a Grade II listed building has many important features including a roof made of laminated timber arching over the bar and a sandstone cave that forms part of Nottingham's cave network. Th.e music hall hosted a variety of notable performers over the years and was very successful till the turn of the 20th century. Due to declining moral standards and a damaged reputation the hall lost its licence and consequently closed in 1911. Afte...

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Our learning activities and workshops have been designed to support the National Curriculum and focus on developing literacy and performance skills as well as creativity and historic understanding.The Malt Cross presents cross-curricular learning opportunities for both primary and secondary schools. Schools preparing to visit the Malt Cross will be able to access our online learning resources, which include photographic images, film clips, historical documents, lesson plans and worksheets.Our on-site facilities include:Site tours around the music hallHands-on exploration of artefactsHerit...

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The Malt Cross offers five unique spaces available for private hire, conferences, seminars, meetings, exhibitions, workshops and social events. We can provide a full catering service, light refreshments, bar facilities and full staffing for any event. Our spaces benefit from a staffed reception area and are accessible via the main street, internally by a stairway and lift in the café bar. Car parking is available at the NCP carpark just two minutes walk away....

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The Malt Cross is a non-for-profit organisation. By supporting us you are investing in: the community, the arts, education, heritage and street pastors.The Malt Cross was set up in 2003 by a consortium of city centre churches, St John’s College and the University Chaplains to preserve the beautiful Grade II listed former music hall for future generations, and with love and through charitable outreach work it aims to support and serve the people of Nottingham.Arts & MusicOur focus is giving people with talent an opportunity. We are committed to working with young and up-and-coming mu...

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“Beautiful building and good variety of drinks”

“A really nice place to have a drink, as the interior and architecture of the building is lovely. The drinks are a decent price and there is often something happening here such as live music, exhibitions etc so it's always nice to come and see what's on.”

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The Malt Cross

16 St James's St
Nottingham NG1 6FG
Tel: 0115 941 1048
Open Daily 9am - late