- Free WIFI
- Built in screens and data projectors in all meeting rooms including the Main Hall
- Stage Office with audio/visual equipment for productions
- Hearing Loop
The Main Hall
The Main Hall measures 16m by 10m and the stage is 5.5m deep by 10m wide and can accommodate up to 165 people theatre style and around 120 seated at tables. It is equipped with four good PA speakers, a ceiling-mounted data projector and a large 3m x 4m drop-down screen excellent for delivering presentations, lectures or films.
The Stage, measures 5.5m deep by 10m wide and has mixed-dimension lights including overhead spots and floods. All are controlled from the stage office which is equipped for computer-controlled lighting and sound management. Audio is also controlled from a mixing desk in the stage office with both radio and hard-wired microphones available. Backstage facilities include two large dressing rooms, toilets and showers.
Large boardroom meeting layout.
Regular live music hot spot.
Getting ready for a fun quiz night.
And here, just waiting for the guests to share in a special celebration.
Sport & Recreation
The Hall has a wooden floor marked out with a full-size Badminton Court and is also used for other indoor sports such as Short Mat Bowls and Table Tennis. The high ceiling ensures excellent acoustics and is a great venue for dance workshops, exercise classes, indoor fairs and markets and a variety of social occasions including bridge teas and quiz nights.
The large Foyer can be used as a general reception area for refreshment and as a casual meeting area and is enjoyed by regular and corporate users. Here you will find our Information Centre containing displays from local businesses and organisations sharing information and advertising forthcoming events. The foyer also houses regular art exhibitions.
The kitchen comes with two large serving hatches accessing the Stanley Room and Foyer and is well-equipped with enough cutlery and crockery to suit most hirers requirements. There is a catering cooker with a large oven and six ring hob, a microwave, two large fridges, freezer, a hot water boiler and commercial dishwasher. The kitchen can cater for everything from teas and coffees, a birthday tea, a three-course meal for 50, sandwiches for 250 and anything in-between.
All rooms have professional AV equipment (data projector, screen etc.), flipcharts, laptops, TV and DVD player, all available upon request.
Committee Room 2 is 7m x 4.3m and can accommodate up to 20 people boardroom style. It's suitable for meetings, training courses, with chairs theatre style or in a horseshoe, whichever layout suits your needs best. This room is also equipped with an interactive Smart Board.
The Stanley Room can accommodate up to 55 people in a variety of layouts. As well as training sessions and meetings the room also lends itself to recreational activities such as Bridge or Whist Drives and Craft courses. Here too there is an overhead projector and screen. There is also a hatch to the kitchen for serving refreshments and is used regularly as a Day Centre for over 65s and by a local lunch club.
The Council Chambers is a popular room measuring 13m by 9m and can be divided into two separate rooms of 6.5m by 9m. As a combined area up to 90 people can be seated in theatre style or up to 60 at tables. When the Council meet it has a horseshoe of table and chairs with additional chairs in rows for members of the public. With the dividing acoustic wall in place each room can accommodate around 40 people theatre style or 20 people at tables.