Book the Hall

Scarth Hall was extensively refurbished in 2016 and has a range of excellent facilities. It’s the perfect venue for birthday parties for all ages, christenings and naming ceremonies, wedding receptions, funeral and memorial gatherings, anniversary celebrations, and more. The Hall is also ideal for holding meetings and conferences, training courses and seminars. We have audio visual facilities in the main hall and the Training room, and free wifi throughout.

This well-equipped venue can accommodate fairs and sales, rehearsals, concerts, stage productions, dance events and more. We can recommend local caterers, and can provide a fully-licensed bar if required.

Please take a look at our booking conditions and hire charges, then contact us to arrange a visit or enquire about hall availability (our regular events page gives an idea of when the hall is typically in use). You can download a booking form below.

Booking Form: charities, non-profit,  private hire

Booking Form: business, commercial, government, private sector

You can hire the following areas (and combinations of these):

  • ground floor:  main hall; Bistro area
  • first floor (accessible via staircase and stairlift): Joe Hodgson room; Training room

Shared use of the kitchen for making tea & coffee is included in the hire fees (see also Kitchen below, and Hire Charges). Hot water and tea & coffee supplies can be provided for use in the upstairs meeting rooms.

Each area has a maximum capacity, stipulated by the Fire Officer. It’s the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that these are not exceeded under any circumstances. The maximum number of people in the building must never exceed 150.

Main hall – capacity 122*, 9.8  metres x 10.3 metres (excluding  stage)

  • Stage 3.8 metres x 7.2 metres (capacity 30 approx)
  • Modern sound/PA system with mixer desk and 4 microphones
  • Cinema projection facilities
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Efficient heating system
  • Tables, tablecloths and chairs if required

*this capacity is with theatre-style seating (eg for a concert or film show). With tables and chairs in cabaret-style, the maximum capacity is about 80 (eg for a  wedding reception or concert) depending on the layout required.

Bistro area – capacity 28, 3.5 m x 7.4 m

The Bistro area immediately next to the kitchen can fit up to 8 small tables with 3 or 4 chairs around each table. This cosy area has convenient access to the kitchen, toilets and the ramp exit. Other Hall users may go through or past the Bistro to access these facilities, but there is an option to book the kitchen and Bistro in order to minimise disturbance. If you wanted to avoid other users passing through the Bistro during your hire, there is an option to hire the whole hall.

Joe Hodgson room – capacity 15, 4.8 m x 3.6 m

Suitable for committee meetings, training courses etc, small conferences. Tables and chairs can be set out to suit your requirements.

Training room – capacity 20, 6.2 m x 3.6 m

Tables and chairs as for the Joe Hodgson Room. Audio visual equipment makes this room particularly suited to training, presentations, online seminars.


Kitchen 4.4 m x 6.3 m

This is a commercial kitchen, newly-fitted and very well equipped, with fridges, gas oven and hob, cutlery and crockery and cooking equipment. Shared use of the kitchen for all Hall users (for teas & coffees etc) is included in the hire fees. However if your event includes food serving or preparation or catering, you would normally book the kitchen as part of your hire (see Hire Charges).

Bar hire

A fully-licensed and staffed bar is available, with alcoholic and soft drinks at reasonable prices.

See Booking Conditions for Scarth Hall policy regarding alcohol sale and consumption.

Access to Scarth Hall

  • ground floor: front entrance with steps up to the ground floor; rear entrance with ramp for wheelchair and buggy access.
  • first floor: from the ground floor via staircase or stairlift.