What’s on

Scarth Hall hosts a wide range of events, open to everyone. Just add your name to our mailing list (via contact us) to keep up-to-date with all upcoming events. See our Facebook page Staindrop Scarth Hall Live for reviews and photos of live events.  See the Scarth Hall Film Shows web page for upcoming film events

See Regular events for weekly and monthly classes and activities


Friday 27 October: Halloween Family Fun Night 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm/9.00 pm

Join us for the first Halloween Family Fun Night at Scarth Hall! Face-painting, games, tuck shop, bar, kids’ disco, prizes for best fancy dress, and prizes for best-carved pumpkin (the competitions are optional!). If you want to enter a pumpkin please bring it along pre-carved (battery lights only please, no candles).

For more information email scarthhall@gmail.com, call Adele on 07919 916896, or message us on Facebook.

Tickets available from Staindrop Post Office or online from TicketSource  (there is a small fee to pay – but saves you a trip to the PO if this isn’t convenient for you). 14 and under £2.50; over 14s or accompanying adult/guardian £1.00. All under 14s to be accompanied by an adult please – many thanks.


Saturday 28 October: Jez Lowe and Steve Tilston, 8.00 pm; doors & bar open 7.00 pm.

Two of the UK Acoustic/Folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for a series of concerts filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Questions, answers, anecdotes and anarchy… and a very special evening of music. Songwriting partnerships are nothing new in folk music – but when two artists as well-respected as Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe get together to co-write after forty-odd years, it is definitely worth sitting up and listening. “Classy, thoughtful, folk… I suspect Lennon would have approved Robin Denselow, The Guardian

Tickets are £8 (adults) and £4 (16 and under) from Staindrop Post Office, or online from TicketSource. If neither of these suit, we can reserve tickets on the door – please email scarthhalltickets@gmail.com


Thursday 2 November: iTeaTime Internet Café,  10.00 am – 11.00 am

Volunteers Wendi and Emma offer free, friendly help with:

  • Social media –ideal for community organisations and small businesses who want to raise their profile via Facebook, website, Twitter etc
  • Any aspect of your mobile ‘phone, laptop, digital camera, email, internet, online shopping, wordprocessing, printing etc – complete beginners welcome! You don’t need to own a laptop or tablet – we provide them in the Scarth Hall IT suite.
  • Email scarthhallmedia@gmail.com to enquire, or just drop in.

Saturday 4 November: Christmas Card workshop. Create 12 festive cards using the relief printmaking method – no previous experience needed and there’s inspiration and practical help from local artist Jane Young. The cost is only £18 including all materials, festive nibbles and refreshments (you may wish to bring a packed lunch). Places are limited so please call Jane to book your place – 07809 249166.


Saturday 11 November: iTeaTime Internet Café,  10.00 am – 12.00 noon (new, longer session!).

Volunteer Wendi offers free, friendly help with any aspect of your mobile ‘phone, laptop, digital camera, email, internet, online shopping,  wordprocessing, printing etc – complete beginners welcome! You don’t need to own a laptop or tablet – we provide them in the Scarth Hall IT suite. Email scarthhallmedia@gmail.com to enquire, or just drop in.


Saturday 2 December: the John Wrightson Band 8.00 pm; doors & bar open 7.00 pm. Tickets available from Staindrop Post Office from the end of October, and online from TicketSource. Legendary north-east entertainer Bert Draycott was to be the support for this concert at Scarth Hall, but we regret to announce that Bert passed away in late September. Details of the new support out soon.


Thursday 7 December:  iTeaTime Internet Café,  10.00 am – 11.00 am. See 2 November.


Saturday 9 December: iTeaTime Internet Café,  10.00 am – 12.00 noon (new, longer session!) See 11 November.


Saturday 16 December: Carols by Candlelight with “No Added Sugar” community choir