G Live

G Live is an arts centre in Guildford, Surrey, England. The venue was officially opened by the HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent in February 2012.


Guildford Civic Hall was the town's main arts and entertainment venue. It closed in January 2004[1] and was replaced on the same site[2] by the new live entertainment and conference venue, G Live, which opened in September 2011.[3] The venue cost £26m.[4]

G Live is operated by HQ Theatres Limited Guildford on behalf of Guildford Borough Council.[4][4] The name was chosen by local members of the public.[5]


The venue and has a 1,700-capacity auditorium, a 150-capacity studio theatre and also conference rooms.[4]

2013 accident

On Saturday morning, 9 February 2013, a tour manager from the singing group Fisherman's Friends was killed by a falling metal door at the venue.[6] The group were due to have performed at the venue. One of the singers of the group also suffered critical injuries when the door fell and later also died in hospital.[7]


  1. ^ "New £19.5m civic centre approved". BBC News. 14 July 2006. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
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  3. ^ "Your New Venue". G Live. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Surrey's £26m G Live arts venue opened by Duke of Kent". BBC. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "New £26m Guildford venue name chosen by public passed". BBC. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Fisherman's Friends' tour manager dies in G Live accident". BBC. 10 February 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Fisherman's Friends' Trevor Grills dies after G Live accident". BBC. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 

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