Unity Works is home to two completely unique Live Events spaces; our Major and Minor Halls.

The Major Hall

Over one hundred years old, this historic hall has been refitted and refurbished to the highest spec. Featuring original stained glass windows, high vaulted ceilings and a Canadian Maple sprung floor, our Major Hall has a standing capacity of 750 and seated capacity of 500, including a 60 seater balcony making it suitable for anything from the loudest indie bands to pastoral folk, from beer festivals to fashion shows.

Hires come with free use of our two Green Rooms, including shower and toilet facilities and our bar, stocked with real ale, craft beers and much more as required.

The Minor Hall

Adjacent to our Major Hall is our Minor Hall, also with it’s own bar, and capable of holding 150 people for a standing event and 100 for a seated. It is an excellent space for private parties and intimate comedy and music events.

In our first 12 months of opening we have hosted the likes of The Cribs, Frank Turner, Embrace, The Damned, British Sea Power, Seth Lakeman, New Model Army, John Cooper Clarke, Turin Brakes, The Wedding Present plus Wakefield Festival Of Beer, the first ever Wakefield Comic Con and much more.

For further details contact us at hello@unityworks.co.uk


Major Hall Technical Specification

FOH Speaker System

8 d&b Q1

2 d&b 10A front fill

4 Adlib Audio AA218HL

d&b/Camco amplification & BSS system control as appropriate

Stage Monitor System


1 Adlib Audio MP3 drum sub

Camco/Lab Gruppen amplification as appropriate

N.B. Soundcraft Vi1 monitor desk will be brought in on request (additional costs may apply).

Additional wedges available on request.

Mixing Desks

1 Digico SD9 Supercharged digital mixing console

2 Digico D-Rack 32:8

Line System

1 32:8 analogue veam multicore

6 CAT5

Microphones/DI Boxes

Standard mics & DI’s from hire stock. Unless otherwise requested the following spec is standard:

1 Shure Beta 91A

1 Shure Beta 52A

4 Shure SM57

6 Shure SM58

5 Sennheiser e604

2 Sennheiser e906

1 Beyerdynamic M88

2 AKG C391B

2 Shure SM81

6 BSS AR133 Active DI Boxes

8 K&M tall stands

6 K&M short stands

Lighting Control

1 Avolites Tiger Touch II

Lighting Fixtures

2 Chauvet Ovation F-95WW Fresnel

2 Chauvet Ovation E-190WW Profile

16 Chauvet ColorDash Par Quad 18

4 Chauvet Rogue R2 Spot LED

6 Chauvet Legend 412 Zoom

1 Chauvet Hurricane Haze 3D


Permanently installed LiteDeck platform. There is one set of treads usually positioned stage left.

Width: 8500mm

Depth: 5300mm

Height: 950mm


2 LiteDeck 8’X4’ 18” legs

4 LiteDeck 6’X4’ 18” legs

Stage Barrier

In House mojo barrier is provided and must be used on standing shows.


1 63A 3P ceeform

1 32A 1P ceeform (used for house monitors/backline)


Both supplies are situated up stage left and are protected by 30mA RCD’s. Please advise on your power requirements prior to the show.


2 13A Double sockets at each control point

1 16A 1P ceeform at each control point

2 32A 1P ceeform on balcony for follow spots


Venue Details



Access is to the rear of the venue at the following address:

Unity House Car Park

Smythe Street




Load in via double fire doors, push up to lift then a flat push onto the auditorium floor. Please note the lift rating and dimensions are:


Door: 90mm (W) X 200mm (H)

Internal: 206mm (W) X 154mm (D)

Capacity: 1000KG



We have parking available for 3 splitters or one bus. Please contact the venue well in advance to arrange dispensation for additional/larger vehicles. The venue is situated next to a council car park with no height restrictions. £5.00 for 10 hours, free after 6pm. Trucks must tip then go to Quebec Street car park (10 mins walk from venue). £2.00 for 16 hours.


Landlines/Shore Power

Please contact the venue 2 weeks prior to your show to arrange this.


Dressing Rooms/Production Office

The main backstage area has 1 large green room with shower facilities, 1 additional smaller dressing room, 1 toilet. Access via a stage door is possible without entering any public areas of the venue. Extra dressing rooms and production offices may be used with prior notice, subject to availability.



ShowSec or ForceShield – booked by venue.


Technical Staff

Our standard arrangement includes one in house technician/sound engineer for 8 hours. Additional operators for both sound and lighting will be supplied on request.


Fire Safety

Any drapes/cloths (including backdrops) brought into the venue must carry the relevant fire retardancy certificates. Any electrical equipment must carry relevant PAT test certificates. Please note a walkway of 1.2m must be kept clear either side of the stage and through the backstage corridoor as a fire route.



Live music must be finished by 11pm unless prior arrangements made.



A fully equipped kitchen is available. In-house catering is also available. For details please contact the venue.