Subscription Rooms

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General information
Address George Street
Town or city Stroud
Country England
Coordinates 51°44′42″N 2°13′01″W / 51.744949°N 2.217078°W / 51.744949; -2.217078Coordinates: 51°44′42″N 2°13′01″W / 51.744949°N 2.217078°W / 51.744949; -2.217078
Opened 1833 (1833)
Owner Stroud District Council
Technical details
Material Cotswold stone
Design and construction
Architect Charles Baker
Designations Grade II listed

The Subscription Rooms is a building in George Street, in the heart of the town of Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, erected in 1833 under the architect Charles Baker of Painswick.[1] [2]

The rooms provide a venue for a wide variety of entertainment[3] and also house the Tourist Information Centre. The Beatles performed there on 31 March 1962[4][5]

The two-storey, detached building is Grade II listed,[1] giving it legal protection against unauthorised alteration or demolition. It is made from Cotswold stone, with a three-story extension to the rear, in brick.[2] The frontage has a portico with Tuscan columns and balustraded balcony, facing onto a forecourt.[2][1]

The building is owned by Stroud District Council. In July 2017, they announced plans to sell it, by tender, with a guide price of £600,000 and with consideration given to letting.[2][6]


  1. ^ a b c "STROUD SUBSCRIPTION ROOMS, Stroud - 1273685| Historic England". Historic England. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "For slae by informal tender: Stroud Subscription Rooms" (PDF). Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Whats on". Stroud District Council. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Sir Paul McCartney speaks of Stroud Beatles gig". Stroud News. This is Gloucestershire. 2009-11-27. Archived from the original on 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  5. ^ "Memories that rock the town". Stroud News and Journal. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Buyers wanted for 183-year-old venue". BBC News. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.

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