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The Main Hall

Double doors from the Entrance Hallway lead into the Main Hall.

The Main Hall is a light and airy space with large windows on two sides providing plenty of light and pleasant views to the surrounding countryside.

The hall measures 18m by 9m (60ft by 30 ft). In addition to the ceiling lights there are adjustable wall lights which offer a welcoming atmosphere for evening use.  Heating is by blown air heaters. There are also ceiling fans which help to circulate the warm air in winter and to provide cool air in summer.

There is a stage which is 5m by 6.6m (16ft deep and 20ft wide). There are LED theatre lights available. Access to the stage and two changing rooms is via the main hall.

There is a door and serving hatch to the adjacent kitchen.

Maximum seating capacities as set out in our Premises Licence are as follows: For a closely seated audience - 300; Dancing, with seating around tables - 200; Formal dining at tables - 180.

The Meadway Hall has a Licence for public events which includes music, dancing and theatre. There are blue padded banquet chairs for 200 and 24 rectangular tables 1.83m by 0.69m (6ft by 2ft 3in) . There are also 150 plastic stacking chairs. The tables and chairs are stored in a cupboard next to the stage for easy access. There are trolleys for ease and safety of moving these.

Note the circular tables and chairs in the top photograph were hired for this particular event.

There is a hearing loop installed in the main hall, and a simple PA system is available. This can take 2 microphones and music from ipads etc. There is also a 12 track sound system which can be hired on request..

Permitted hours of use:
Mon-Thurs: 8.30 am – 12 midnight
Fri & Sat: 8.30 am – 1am
Sundays: 9.00 am – 11pm
Events should finish at least ½ hour before the above finishing times.
 

We also have a small projector screen and digital projector available for hire in conjunction with hiring the hall.

 

NB It is the Trustees policy that Parties or activities that have music will require booking the whole hall as the nature of the activity would adversely affect any other hirer due to the proximity of the rooms involved. This allows the hirer exclusive use of all facilities.






Meeting Room

The Meeting Room can be accessed either from the entrance hallway or from the Main Hall.

This room is ideal for smaller group activities and meetings or as an area for bars or buffets at large events when the whole hall is booked.

The Meeting Room is heated by radiators and is lit by dimmable LED ceiling and wall lights. The large windows offer wonderful views to the West across the playing field to Lollover Hill and the Levels. The glazed doors can be opened to give access to a small fenced grass area and the main recreation field.

The room measures 9m by 5m (30ft by 16ft) and  it can accommodate at least 40 seated 'theatre style' in rows, or 20 seated  'board room' style at tables.  

The room adjoins the main hall via double doors.  These have frosted glass and soundproofing qualities, which provide privacy from the main hall. There is also a door which gives access to the adjacent kitchen with a serving hatch between the two.

 

 

 

Kitchen

The Kitchen 6m (20ft long) was refurbished in June 2013 with stainless steel catering quality equipment and work surfaces. It consists of a double oven and a convector fan oven. There is a 6 ring hob, a fridge/freezer, microwave,warming oven, industrial dishwasher, instant water boiler and stainless steel preparation table.

For tea and coffee provision, there are cups and saucers for 200 and water glasses for 60. There is a small number of tea pots, mugs, trays and jugs. Crockery (dinner and side plates, dessert bowls and soup bowls) and cutlery for 200 is available. Their use is included in the hire charge

Baking trays and saucepans are not provided. Those wishing to cater should provide their own.

There are serving hatches to both the main hall and meeting room. There is an external door from the kitchen to the rear car park which allows for easy loading/unloading.

Users are asked to bring tea towels.  It is essential that hirers bring bin bags to remove any waste materials at the end of the hiring period.

 

Field

The Meadway Hall has a large recreation field adjacent to the West of the building.

 This is a public space and cannot, therefore, be reserved for the sole use of hirers.

There is a small children's play area, with climbing apparatus, swings and a shelter, There are also some small goalposts. There is also a boules terrain. There are four picnic benches by the children's play equipment.

The car parking is on three sides of the hall with parking for more than 40 cars.