Welcome to the Friends of the Coro website

Welcome to The Coro

The Coronation Hall is South Lakeland’s premier and largest arts & events venue and is an ever-popular community hub. Throughout the year it hosts hundreds of different events ranging from fully-fledged productions, exhibitions and coffee mornings, to business meetings and wedding receptions.

You can view the events calendar and book tickets via the Coro Hall website.

Why does the hall need Friends?

The Hall was built to commemorate the Coronation of King George V. The land was originally purchased in 1913 after fire destroyed the old County Hotel on the site and on June 3 1914, work began to build our beautiful Coronation Hall. 2014 sees the 100th anniversary of the building we affectionately call ‘the Coro’. The building has seen some exciting times in the last century.

The Friends of the Coronation Hall Association has been set up to help the community of Ulverston celebrate what many view as the social and cultural heart of the town. Beginning with the 100th anniversary in 2014, the Friends hope to celebrate every aspect of the Coro and aim to develop, extend and support the work of the Hall to prepare it for the next 100 years of entertaining the people of Ulverston, South Lakeland and all fans of the arts. We need your support to help achieve this.

Saturday Talks

The Friends of The Coro Association will be bringing a programme of talks/demonstrations, featuring many local historians, authors and artisans.

The programmed talks will be on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.

The first will be on the 5th of December 2015 in the supper room at 1pm. Normally they will be 2 half hour sessions with a break for tea or coffee.

At this first event we will have 2 speakers –
1.00pm Jennifer Snell – the ships and ship builders of Ulverston canal.
2.00pm Jack Rice – the history of Sir John Barrow monument.
During the interval there will be Mince Pies, Stollen, Mulled Wine and Tea or Coffee

Tickets are available £5.00 Inc. refreshments or £4.00 for FOCHA members.
Entry by ticket from members, pay on the door or from Box Office on 01229 587140

Please support these talks.

Contact us

For more information or to enquire about membership, please send an e-mail to: