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Classes & Community

Meet People and Learn Something New

The Town Hall has always been at the centre of the community and always will be. We pride ourselves in offering a home to a wide range of community groups. Whether you’d like to hold a fundraiser for your charity or are looking for a home for your club or society, we can help.

We think it is critical that the Town Hall remains active and relevant in, and to the community, and BT&CT has the community at the centre of everything we do. To find out more about how to hold your event or book a regular meeting, please see our community FAQs  for a step-by-step guide.

bridge game photo by denisegatcurtin

Bridge Club

Friendly regular bridge group welcoming new players

Lynda Sneddon – 01629 735794 

Every Monday

Court Room Gallery, 18.30-22.00

Slow, Mindful Yoga

Friendly yoga group for health and resilience, for chronic conditions, with Michele.

£45 for 5 week block 07784 337171


Every Tuesday

Court Room 14.00- 15.15

Townswoman’s Guild

Friendly group, with regular speakers, demonstrations and social activities.

Second Tuesday in the Month

Court Room Gallery 9.45-11.45

"Pilates Break" by dalydose is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Pilates with Theresa Hannon

Intermediate mat Pilates £9 pay as you go.

Theresa Hannan 07904 353040

Every Tuesday

Court Room Gallery 19.00-20.00

"Tai Chi in the rain" by Miss Basil85 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

T’ai Chi

Gentle, low-impact  martial art class.


07847 877728 

Every Wednesday 

Assembly Room Theatre 9.15- 10.45

"Bible Study 2" by DrGBB is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Community Bible Study

Friendly group study welcoming new members.


01629 813816

Every Wednesday

Council Chamber 9.15- 10.45

"Bible Study 2" by DrGBB is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Yoga for the mind, body and soul. EveryBODY is welcome.

Expect a friendly welcome and to leave feeling fabulous. 

Find out more and book here…

Every Wednesday

Court Room Gallery 18.15-19.45

Falls Clinic

Simple exercises to help improve your mobility, cardiovascular fitness, balance, strength and flexibility. £7.50

Michele 01629 815168

Every Thursday

Court Room Gallery 13.00-15.00

Monuments in Bakewell Parish Church

Family History Society

Friendly local history group. New members always welcome


Third Thursday in the month

Council Chamber 19.00

Booking a Room For Your Group

We offer special hire rates to community groups, charities and non-profit organisations; making sure your money goes where it should- into the hands of your beneficiaries.

Our three rooms can accommodate from 20 to 160 people. They can be hired by session or by the hour, making us cost-effective and flexible. We will help publicise your group, activity or fundraiser by featuring you in our What’s On diary, our blog, posters, and our Facebook page, free of charge.

FAQs: We're not a charity- do we qualify?

Yes. If your aim is to make the community a better place, we will offer community rate. If you aim to raise money to improve the lives of people or the environment we live in then we will help you do it.

FAQs: Can we sell refreshments?

Yes. We have two kitchens that you are welcome to  use for a small charge. You are still eligible for community rate, as this is a very effective way of raising funds for your group. Please note that we do not allow the sale of alcohol. If you would like us to run the bar for your fundraising event, we will split the profits with you.

FAQs: Can we sell tickets?

Yes. Often charities and community groups arrange a show or an exhibition and sell tickets to enter. This can be a great way of raising funds. For a small charge, you can use our online ticket merchant -ideal for larger events.

FAQs: Can you help with publicity?

Yes. We will put up posters on our notice boards, list your event on our What’s On diary and create an event on our Facebook page. All we ask is that you give us as much notice as possible, and make sure you give us all the details- for example, entry time, ticket price, and your logo, should you have one. It is a good idea to provide us with links to any website or Facebook page that you have, as people often want to find out about you before hand.

FAQs: How do we book?

Firstly, have a look at our rooms and think about the number of people that attend your group or who are likely to come to your event. You don’t want to be squashed in or rattling around! Bear in mind that we do have limits on the number of people that can be in our rooms at any one time . These are displayed on our room pages. Ask your group members when would be a good time to hold your group or event. And finally, get in touch! We can help you through the booking process and help make sure your event is a success. Our booking process is very simple- one sheet of paper. Please take a few moments to look over our terms & conditions  and make sure you have read our emergency procedures. You’ll need to nominate a ‘responsible person’ for the day of the event. This sounds like a lot of responsibility but in reality is just a case of making sure everyone is aware of where the fire exits are and where to go in the event of an emergency. If you are expecting a lot of people at your event, we recommend that you have plenty of help on the doors to help steward. We will advise you when you book.

FAQs: Do we need Public Liability Cover?

No, if you are a community group and are not wanting to do dangerous things. Our insurance covers most not-for-profit events held in the Town Hall. If in doubt, please do ask us.

Get in Touch !


01629 810152

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