Polstead Village Hall
Location: The Green, Polstead, CO6 5AL
Seating Capacity: 90
Polstead Village Hall is a registered charity and is run for the local community by the Polstead Village Hall Management Committee. All main user-groups have a representative on the committee and the AGM is held in March.
The Hall is home to the Playgroup, Carpet Bowls, Polstead Art Group and the WI. There are also regular Parish Council and Gardening Club meetings, Polstead Projects Youth Group, fund-raising events and private bookings, and once a month there is a Film Evening.
The Constable Hall East Bergholt
Location: Gandish Road, East Bergholt , CO7 6TP
Seating Capacity: 90
The Constable Hall is in the village of East Bergholt, and named after its local artistic hero John Constable. It was built in 1958 and includes stage and kitchen facilities. It has a separate lounge/bar area (the Benneworth Lounge) connected to the main hall.
The Constable Hall is a registered charity managed by a committee of local villagers and nearby club members. It exists to provide both villagers and non villagers with a multi purpose venue for a wide range of activities currently including:
The East Bergholt Cinema, Ballet classes, Art Classes, Carpet bowls, University of the third age lectures, Women's Institute, Drama, Slimming classes, Horticulture Club, SVAM recitals, Keep Fit and many other local clubs.
The hall is regularly used for weddings, dances and private parties. and is able to be booked until 12 midnight.
The Constable Hall is located in the Gandish Road sports facility and shares car parking space with other sports activities. There is ample parking adjacent to the Hall (44 marked places) for most occasions and it is unusual for the car park to be full in the evening.
Both the main hall and the Benneworth Lounge are available for hire individually or together and is open to village and non village residents. The bar may be booked and is manned by volunteers. A small committee room adjoins the lounge and hall and is also available for booking.
Langham Community Centre
Location: School Rd, Langham, Essex CO4 5PA
Seating Capacity: 100
The Community Centre was officially opened in June 1988. Over the years it has been significantly extended and updated to provide the Langham residents with a community facility for everyone to enjoy.
As well as being the home for The Langham Community Shop and Langham Cinema Club, it is a base for Badminton, Bowls, Bridge, Bee Keeping, and many many more activities. In addition to regular local club hirings and private events, Langham Community Centre also hosts a number of other events which are open to the general public. The best known of these is the well-established annual Bonfire Night Fireworks Party and Fair, which receives wide support from across NE Essex.
Langham Community Centre also hosts an eclectic mix of other events, which in recent years have included Marathon Running Races, Caravan Club meetings, Koi Carp and Fancy Rat shows.
Langham Community Centre
The William Loveless Hall Wivenhoe
Location: 85 High Street, Wivenhoe, CO79AB
Seating Capacity: 80
William Loveless Hall is the Wivenhoe village hall, equipped with kitchen, toilets, disabled access and car park to the side and the rear.
It is used for theatrical events, concerts, public meetings, indoor sports and fitness classes etc… and regular film screenings by Moving Image.
William Loveless Hall is located on the right-hand side of the main High Street as you drive down into the old centre of Wivenhoe leading to the Quay. Car parking spaces are limited but there is a public car park about 100 metres further down, also on the right.
William Loveless Hall
The Nottage Maritime Institute Wivenhoe
Location: The Quay, Wivenhoe,CO79BX
Seating Capacity: 80
The Nottage is a local Maritime Museum located on Wivenhoe Quay, with a fine collection of paintings, photographs and models all with local connections. It is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from May - September 1.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m. or by appointment during the week. The Nottage is becoming known for summer exhibitions of art especially those reflecting aspects of its own collection.
The Nottage is home to The Friends of the Nottage, a group of supporters who may, for a modest subscription, use the Nottage facilities and attend six lectures on a variety of subjects during the winter months.
The Nottage is also home to the Wivenhoe Film Club who meet during the winter months showing a wide range of films. There is a stair lift at the rear of the building.
The Assembly Rooms Dedham
Location: High Street, Dedham CO7 6DE
Seating capacity: 110
Located on Dedham High Street, The Assembly Rooms is the venue for the monthly film screenings by Dedham Films. It houses a 16 foot electronic screen and seats 110 on comfortable cushioned chairs.
The Assembly Rooms is an elegant 18th century listed building and is one of the earliest purpose built assembly rooms. By the 1830s the Dedham Balls, held three or four times a year, had become famous throughout the county. The building was restored by William Hewitt in 1908, and subsequently renamed The Hewitt Hall in his honour. In 1997, in order to bring the building into line with modern requirements, it was again restored and renamed the Assembly Room.
Refreshments will be served before the screening starts. During the day these will include tea, coffee and soft drinks. In the evening wine and beer will also be served. Hadleigh Ice creams will be available.
There is free parking at the Assembly Rooms, in the street, and after 6 pm in the two Mill Lane Car Parks, just off the High Street (see location map), (before 6 pm there is a nominal charge Colchester Borough Council).
The Duchy Barn Dedham
Location: Just off the Royal Square, Dedham CO7 6AA
Seating capacity: 35
Located on the Duchy Field, just off Royal Square, The Duchy Barn is a pretty timber-framed barn, restored in recent years and now used as the village community centre. Seating only 35, the venue creates an intimate and atmospheric cinema.
Little is known of the history of the Duchy Barn,which is thought to have formed part of the ancient manor of Dedham Hall, which in the 13th and 14th century stood on the South side of the area now known as Royal Square. In the 1st World War it was used as a recreation room for soldiers in training, and in the 2nd World War it became the parish mortuary. The Duchy Barn is now owned by the Vicar and Churchwardens of Dedham for the benefit of the village and is used as a youth and community centre
Refreshments will be served before the screening starts. During the day these will include tea, coffee and soft drinks. In the evening wine and beer will also be served. Hadleigh Ice creams will be available. Some of the seating at this venue is not upholstered, so you may like to bring a flat seat cushion for comfort. Wheelchair access is easy via the main door, but please advise by email or telephone if you need wheel chair space in the auditorium and this will be arranged prior to the performance.
There is plenty of free parking, after 6 pm in the village car park which is can be found on Mill Lane, just off the High Street (see location map), during the day there is a nominal charge (Colchester Borough Council).