Regent Hall

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Coordinates: 51°30′53″N 0°8′35″W / 51.51472°N 0.14306°W / 51.51472; -0.14306

Regent Hall
Regent Hall entrance.jpg
Location Oxford Street, London
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Salvation Army

The Regent Hall is a Salvation Army centre on London's Oxford Street. It is one of the oldest centres in London [1] having been founded by the founder of the army, William Booth in 1882.[2] The church is known as the "Rink", because it was formerly a skating rink.[2]

The hall is known for its music, both for its own brass band which tours internationally,[3] its high standard choral music[4], and as a venue for visiting artists.[5]

The present officers are Majors Richard and Caroline Mingay, who succeeded Major Dawn and Major Graham Mizon.[6] in 2017.


William Booth bought the building on Oxford Street in 1882. Since then, 'The Rink' has had many major internal improvements. Most recently in the summers of 2015 - 2017.

The main auditorium seats approx 550, with a stage area that could accommodate an orchestra of around 50-60.


  1. ^ "An Army To Be Saved". Time. 1971-01-04. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Returning 'home'". BBC. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  3. ^ "KEEPING TIME WITH THE BAND". The Sacramento Bee. 1999-01-05. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  4. ^ IDAG, Norge. "Verdenslederen for Frelsesarmeen er i Oslo". Norge IDAG. Retrieved 2017-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Kia ora from London town". The New Zealand Herald. 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  6. ^ "Salvation Army U.K. National Congress Sees Revival of the Christ-Centred Body". Christian Today. 2005-12-03. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 

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