THE GREAT HALL

The Great Hall - the main room - measures 13.2m (43ft 4 in) by 7.2m (23ft 7in) overall, including a recess at the east end.

The hall will accommodate a maximum of 150 people sitting and standing or 120 seated theatre-style.The Great Hall with small screen If a projector is in use this number reduces to 100. Seated at tables, the recommended maximum is 80.

14 tables measuring 1.8m x 0.75m (6ft x 2ft 6in) and 6 tables measuring 0.9m x 0.75m (3ft x 2ft 6in) plus 120 chairs are available and are kept in the storage area. Set for a celebration event

The hall has under-floor heating, and the lighting has recently been upgraded to LED which now strategically lights the main areas with up-lighters for ambience and down-lighters for bright, even illumination at table-top height. All switches and controls are behind the door to the kitchen. 18 electrical sockets are conveniently situated around the hall.

There are three fire exits with break glass alarms and extinguishers at each exit. In all situations organisers must ensure good access to fire exitsArt class

Due to its location in the heart of the village, the hall is not suitable for amplified music from DJs or live bands. However, there is an audio system on which CDs may be played or to which MP3 players may be connected. A decibel limiter is installed to alert users to any excessive noise.

The Great Hall is used for a wide range of activities in the village, from art classes to pilates sessions, from birthday parties to anniversary celebrations to formal dinners, from National Theatre live theatre to film shows to private functions and from exhibitions to various choir and show rehearsals.