Hempstead in Essex
Resting place of William Harvey and Sir Eliab Harvey and birthplace of Dick Turpin

Hempstead Village Hall

Hempstead Village Hall is a modern, warm, comfortable and well maintained community facility with a large main hall with stage and smaller side room which can be opened up to create one area for larger events, together with a fully equipped commercial type kitchen suitable for caterers or do it yourself food preparation and service. Hearing loop and free WiFi available.

The Village Hall can accommodate a maximum of 150 persons, 120 persons theatre style and 80 to 100 seated at tables dependant on lay out and utilisation of stage area. Supporting facilities include tables and chairs for 100 persons, additional seating for 20 persons and a range of crockery, cutlery and glass ware.

Main Hall

Floor area approx. 13.5m x 5,5m (75sq.m) with decorative wood block flooring is suitable for theatrical productions, live music, discos, presentations, family gatherings and parties.

Stage area 3.0m x 5.5m (16.5sq.m) By special arrangement may be extended to 4.5m x 5.5m or catwalk style.

Hall lighting levels are variable and acoustics optimised for speech and music supported by an assistive listening system.

Capacity for 120 persons seated theatre style.

Side Room

Floor area approx 5.5m x 3.8m (21sq.m) is suitable for meetings, small presentations and parties.

Usually configured as a meeting room.

Own external access through large sliding doors to Recreation Ground at rear of Hall.

Large folding doors allow the room to be used as an extension to the main hall.

Capacity for 20 persons seated.


Area 6.0m x 3.0m (18sq.m) Fitted throughout with stainless steel cupboards and work tops

Equipment includes electric cooker, fridge, microwave, hot-water urn and hot cupboard.

Fifty place setting of crockery, cutlery and glassware.

Door and hatch to main hall and external door to rear of hall.

Safety and hygiene facilities.


Heating maintained at all times by fan assisted and low surface temperature radiators to all rooms which are adjustable by hirer during hire period.

Access and toilet facilities for the disabled.

9 tables 1.8m x 0.76m + 4 x 1.2m x 0.76m and 100 matching chairs.

Full width patio with sun awning and sockets.

Car parking for 8 cars.


Storage room for regular users



To speak to someone for general information or booking details please contact Booking Secretary, Mrs Julie Dalton email villagehallbookings@hempstead-essex.org.uk


Listed below are the current hourly rates for the hire of Village Hall rooms.
All room bookings include the use of kitchen and all Village Hall owned equipment.

In addition the non-exclusive use of the Recreation Ground and patio at the rear of the Village Hall.

Main Hall Side/
Committee Room
Main Hall and
Side/Committee Room
Affiliated £11.00 per hour £6.00 per hour £17.00 per hour
Standard £13.00 per hour £7.00 per hour £20.00 per hour


Non-affiliated applications require a deposit of £50 to secure the booking.
(Affiliated – Any person or organisation that has an association with Hempstead Village)

Special Events

(Functions that require extensive setup or preparation, weddings, anniversaries, etc.)

48 hour hire – £350.00
Access to Main Hall, Side Room and Kitchen from Nominally midday prior to date of function to midday after date of function or By arrangement with Bookings Secretary.