Comedian, Arthur Smith takes centre stage at the newly refurbished Square Chapel Arts Centre

Arthur Smith

National comedian, writer and broadcaster, Arthur Smith takes centre stage at the newly refurbished Square Chapel Arts Centre on Friday 22nd September, 7.30pm as part of their autumn season of events.

Arthur Smith is included in a long line of well-known names, faces and voices to grace the Square Chapel stage as part of the official 2017 opening season this autumn. Others include poet and comedian Pam Ayres; playwright Willy Russell, actors George Costigan, Natalie Gavin and Manjinder Virk; comedian James Acaster; entertainer Jimmy Cricket and folksinger Peggy Seeger.

Audiences are invited to bask in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the world of light entertainment in the nineteen eighties and nineties.

Fans can expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs and readings from Smith’s recently published memoir ‘My Name Is Daphne Fairfax’ which has won praise from literary critics.

A BBC regular, well known for his appearances on TV’s ‘Grumpy Old Men’, ‘Q.I.’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘The One Show’, Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’, ‘Balham Bash’, and host of Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, and Radio 2’s ‘Smith Lectures’. He is a ‘Spirit of The Fringe’ award-winning Edinburgh Festival stalwart and Olivier nominated playwright for ‘An Evening With Gary Lineker’

Smith will head to West Yorkshire, fresh from working in the South of France. This will be his first ever visit to the arts centre in the heart of Halifax.


Here’s a video message for fans from the man himself.

For more information and to book tickets visit or call the box office on 01422 349422.



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