The Ballroom

This magnificent Victorian Ballroom was originally designed by the architect G. T. Hine, and was built in 1894/5 for the community at the former Herrison Hospital. It has been recently restored to its former glory thanks to tireless campaigning by local residents after threat of demolition during the redevelopment of the hospital site. We are grateful to those who contributed to keeping this beautiful building here for all to enjoy.


The ballroom has an impressive hammer beam ceiling, a resilient wooden floor and stained glass upper windows. The south aspect enjoys beautiful countryside views. A large extended stage, excellent sight lines and first class acoustics makes the ballroom a popular venue for musical events. The ballroom has played host to world class musicians, choirs, shows, conferences, wedding receptions, parties and clubs….its versatility is endless !



Room size: 23 metres by 13 metres

276 of which 27 are folding.

It is the responsibility of the hirer to set out and put away the chairs. Please use the trolleys provided to move stacks of chairs to avoid damage to the floor.

15 folding rectangular – 1.8 metres by 0.75 metres.
9 folding square – 0.9 metres by 0.9 metres.

Seating capacity: With tables and chairs 200 max. Additional tables may need to be supplied by the hirer. With chairs only: 250

Sound System and Audio Visual details are here

Alcohol Licence – the Hall is licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages and clients can be covered under this licence for a fee of £20.