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 & 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 pre-eminent 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.  

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 music hall in the city, and there are fewer than ten in the UK as a whole - and none quite like this one. With help from the Heritage Lottery Fund, two basement levels have been renovated and providing access to our sandstone caves. We plan to build the archive and share more learning about the heritage with wider audiences.

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.

Charitable Objectives

  1. To preserve for the benefit and education of the public the building known as the Malt Cross Music Hall in St James's Street in the City of Nottingham.
  2. To promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public through the promotion, production, performance and encouragement of the arts.
  3. To advance an understanding of the Christian faith by means of offering care, compassion and relevant practical and spiritual help where possible or appropriate.
  4. To promote the protection, safety and education of all people, regardless of their gender, faith, race, sexual orientation, physical or other disability people particularly congregating on the streets and in public places at night time, in order to discourage and mitigate anti social behaviour and the commissioning of criminal acts.
  5. To promote the relief of all people at risk, but particularly people on the streets and in public places, who by reason of inebriation, physical or mental distress due to substance misuse, by the offering of guidance, support protection and , as appropriate, by referral to relevantly skilled specialist agencies.
  6. To provide facilities for leisure and other recreational activities in the interest of social welfare and with the object of improving the conditions of life.

“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