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 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.
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.
- Council Chamber, seats 22
- Court Room Gallery, seats 62
- Assembly Room Theatre, seats 168
Bakewell Community Choir, Every Wednesday 7-10pm
Bakewell & District Family History Society
Bakewell Club for the Disabled
Club 52 Bridge Club
Meets in the Court Room Gallery every Monday, 6.30pm-10pm. More details can be found here…
Bakewell Townswoman's Guild
Dales Craft Fair, Most Weekends.
Court Room Gallery
All our fairs offer free admission and offer a great range of handmade, handcrafted gifts and foodstuffs. Open most weekends and every second Monday. For further details, please call Shelagh on 07756 071838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
11-13 March; 25-27 March; 14-17 April; 29 April-1 May; 13-15 May; 27-29 May; 10-12 June; 8-10 July, 29-31 July; 12-14 August; 26-28 August; 9-11 September; 30 September-2 October; 14-16 October; 28-30 October; 11-13 November; 25-27 November; 9-11 December. (All dates are inclusive).
A lovely, friendly group helping people improve their physical well-being, and making friends too. Meets in the Court Room Gallery Thursday, 1.30-3.30pm.
Sheffield Printmakers Exhibition
Free Exhibition and Sales
Our free exhibition of the works of the local print collective, the Sheffield Printmakers. A wonderful range of techniques and subjects is on display in the Court Room Gallery. Entry is free and open subject to private booking. All the works are available for sale and a range of greetings cards is also available. Please call 01629 810152 for further details. More details can be found here…
Samartha Mediation Group
Women's Royal British Legion
Strike Academy: Wednesdays
With two extremely successful schools in Ripley, Derbyshire, Felicity Cutting is now extending her expertise to the beautiful village of Bakewell. She has always dreamed of having more than one school and out of this dream ‘Strike Academy of Theatre Arts’ was born! Strike Academy of Theatre Arts will offer expert tuition in dance and drama from a trusted team of qualified and experienced professional teachers. Classes will be available in Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet, National Association of Teachers of Dancing Tap, Modern-Stage and Street Dance, Drama workshops, Musical Theatre and LAMDA tuition. Students will have the opportunity to enter our tri-annual examinations in each subject if they so wish or attend classes for fun. The Academy is set to run from Bakewell Town Hall in the elegant Court Room and Assembly Room Theatre. The spacious studios boast sprung floors and great facilities to engage in performing arts activities.
Tel: 0784 1755312
FAQs: We're not a charity- do we qualify?
FAQs: Can we sell refreshments?
FAQs: Can we sell tickets?
FAQs: Can you help with publicity?
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?
Flipchart with paper £5.00
Extension Lead FREE.
Flavia Tea / Coffee vending machine, mobile, 50p per cup.
Tea, coffee and water package.
Freshly-made filter coffee, quality tea and chilled water £1.00 per person.
Mineral water still/sparkling 330ml £1.50
Biscuit selection £1.00 per person.