About Douglas Music, Parbold

“To promote and present professional music.”

Douglas Music Society, a registered charity, founded in 1973, presents an annual season of Saturday evening concerts with established international stars, young artists and popular music to celebrate all kinds of music-making and musical tastes. Douglas Music serves the communities of the River Douglas Valley, but its audience comes from across the North West region. Artists particularly enjoy meeting and talking with the audience after the performance.

All events take place in the Arena Auditorium in Parbold Village Hall. The venue was refurbished during 2007-12, with substantial financial support from The Peter Moores Foundation, Parbold Community Association, Awards for All, Lancashire Environmental Fund, Cory Environmental Trust GB, Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust, Strengthening Rural Communities across the North West and the Society itself.

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Hall before 2008 refurbishment

The venue is now an exceptionally good and large 200-seat performance venue for a rural location and international artists praise its excellent acoustic and intimate ambience.

Hall after 2008 refurbishment

Nikolai Demidenko has compared it to the halls in which Chopin and Schubert first performed their compositions. The addition of the new highly prized Steinway Model D concert Grand makes the venue one of the very best in the North West.

Douglas Music is committed to presenting young music-makers as performers in its main season and to encouraging new audiences through its annual ‘Pied Piper’ Concerts by international professional artists for young audiences. It has also inaugurated a Young Musicians Showcase to present local young performers.

If you wish to get in touch with Douglas Music, please email us.