Facilities

The Main Hall comprises a large hall with church like beamed ceiling with a stage at rear and a balcony. 120 people can be seated comfortably without using the stage. The flooring is polished wooden with badmington court markers. Period feature windows, let in lots of light with roller blinds available.

The Kennedy Room, adjacent to the entrance lobby, is normally included when the Hall is hired. It has a large hatch through to the Hall and is used as a bar for drinks and light refreshments. The Kennedy Room is not available for separate hire.

The Committee Room is also adjacent to the entrance lobby and may be hired separately for small meetings (eg up to approx 16 people). Flip chart available. It is not available when a major event is taking place in the Main Hall.

Entrance lobby with stairs to the balcony. 

A disabled access ramp is accessible to the front of the hall. Unfortunately a disabled toilet is not currently available.

Recent Enhancements Completed with Grant Support from the LEADER Fund

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The Treatment Room has recently been refurbished and is located to the rear of the hall and is currently in use by a local osteopath and chiropodist, however it also functions as a dressing room for hall performances and becomes a storage area when the whole hall is booked for one event.

The kitchen is of commercial specification and medium in size with a central island and window to the rear outdoor space. The kitchen contains a two gas cookers, warming cupboard and serving gantry and two refrigerators, sink units with hot water, range of storage units and work surfaces. 

The rear entrance and lobby is newly installed and provides an alternative entrance to the hall with easy access to the kitchen and the treatment room. 

Refurbished Toilets are located to the right of the stage next to the treatment room.  These now include an access toilet together with a baby changing table, separate ladies lavatory and a gents toilet with both urinals and a lavatory.  

Pavilion

In addition to the Empire Hall, Graffham Recreation Ground is a lovely village amenity, with a pavilion, children’s playground, car parks and well-maintained playing surfaces.

The pavilion’s club room is available to hire (£15 per hour). It is a fantastic venue for a social gathering or recreational event: e.g. birthday party, keep fit class, coffee morning, committee meeting, painting club. The pavilion can also be hired with the field for football matches, cricket matches, bouncy castles, and wedding marquees. Please contact the booking secretary: Hilary Major 01798 867 238 / hamajor@btinternet.com

Hall Equipment

There are sufficient fold out tables and cushioned chairs to seat 120 people. There is a range of kitchen equipment, crockery and cutlery in the kitchen, however users should check that this is adequate for their event when hiring.

There is a separate refrigerator in the Kennedy Room/Bar, together with work surfaces and sinks for washing up glasses.