16 St James's Street, Nottingham, NG1 6FG


Malt Cross Charity

“Loving people, serving Nottingham”

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 & Music

Our focus is giving people with talent an opportunity. We are committed to working with young and up-and-coming musicians and artists to develop and nurture talent through live music events and gallery space. We are one of Nottingham’s preeminent concert venues. The historic landmark has a beautiful interior, creating a fabulous setting for enjoying the diverse range of musicians who perform here. We host a range of regular events from pub quizzes to band and DJ nights.  Events page

Outreach work

Since 2010 the Malt Cross has been home to Street Pastors and Safe Space projects led by church volunteers to care for, love and protect anyone using Nottingham’s night life on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Preservation of the Grade II listed music hall

The Malt Cross is the last standing of possibly five Music Halls in the city, and there are fewer than ten in the UK as a whole - and none quite like this one. The Malt Cross is linked to the city's cave network. With help from the Heritage Lottery Fund, two basement levels have been renovated, and we plan to build the archive and share more learning about the heritage with wider audiences. Click here for the latest news.

Spiritual Awareness

The Malt Cross is a relaxed place where people can explore their questions about Christian faith. We run various events that create space to openly discuss personal faith, life and excitingly we have the most central prayer room in the city that can be used at any time whilst the bar is open.

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