Events made easy for the organiser. Support and service.

Facilities for organisers

All the Jubilee Hall facilities are on the same level. This makes it easy for disabled visitors and contractors. For function caterers there is direct access from a vehicle to the main kitchen.

Key features

  • Since refurbishment in 2018 the Jubilee Hall now provides a hearing loop, and new lighting.
  • There is a large, fully equipped kitchen. The main kitchen equipment comprises both a gas and electric oven, plus a warming oven.
  • There is a plentiful supply of glassware, crockery and cutlery.
  • There is a large bar area in the foyer.
  • The Jubilee hall is licensed for entertainment, music and alcohol.
  • Separate Male and Female toilets and a unisex Disabled Toilet
  • The Disabled Toilet is independently accessible, via the side door, outside the library.
  • There are access doors at the front and one side of the Hall. 
  • On the kitchen side, there is a ramp for wheelchair access through the double fire-doors.

Please note...

  • There is no stage lighting, audio or video equipment. Hirers must bring their own.

Guide to visitor capacity

Capacity is determined by Fire Safety considerations. The prescribed limits are:

- 260 : all standing (e.g. for a live band) 
- 180 : seated in rows of fastened chairs (e.g. for a theatrical show on the stage)   
- 120 : when loose chairs and/or tables are in use (e.g. for a cabaret, wedding, dinner, flea market, etc.)

For a film showing, it is not practical to put out 180 chairs as the front rows would be too close to the screen, and 150 is the comfortable limit. 

Tables -The Jubilee Hall has a sufficient supply of folding tables. 

Chairs - There are 114 folding chairs stored in the Hall, and further non-folding chairs in the locked shed.

'Fixed Seating' plan - When more than 120 chairs are required (e.g for a theatrical show, lecture, or film) they must all be laid out in rows, with a central aisle, and with the chairs fastened to each other. Chairs must be fixed in groups of not less than four and not more than eight (this is a mandatory Fire Safety requirement). It follows that the maximum length of a row is 8 chairs each side of the aisle.