Available for hire for recreation, social and fund raising events, craft fairs, local societies, wedding receptions and family gatherings, the Warkworth War Memorial Hall can accommodate groups from 5 to 140, 7 days a week.
It is managed as a charity for use by local inhabitants without distinction of political, religious or other opinions. The more formal document defining its purpose and ongoing management is described in the Scheme (pdf), overseen by the Charity Commisioners for England and Wales.
For further information about the area of Warkworth and local activities/events see Welcome to Warkworth.
Registered charity, number 225812.
Refurbishment of Main Hall - 2019It’s been a busy year so far with repairs to the roof, replacement of the central heating boiler and removal of a redundant heating system. The Hall is not looking at its best at the moment as we gradually remove things from the walls in preparation for a major refurbishment in August. Final preparations will take place on the 25th/26th July when the ceiling mounted projector and some wall mounted speakers will be removed. Wiring will be installed in preparation for replacement equipment at the end of August. Sound and projection systems will not be available during the last few days of July.
Building work, requiring internal scaffolding, is due to start on the 1st of August. This includes a slightly lowered ceiling, roof insulation, LED lights (replacing the hanging fluorescent lights), tidying up the walls (particularly at the stage end) and a re-paint of the walls and ceiling.
An AV cabinet is being provided at the back corner of the hall to house audio equipment and controls. This will reduce the clutter of connection points on the wall and simplify the use of improved audio and projector systems. We will ensure the loop system is working for hearing-aid users. This rear corner will also house controls for new wall mounted lighting which will increase the flexibility of lighting options for hall users.
The hall is due to re-open on the 1st of September, after which it will be kitted out with new chairs. The existing chairs will be retained and will be brought in to service for larger events.
This is a major investment for the Hall, with support from the National Lottery Community Fund. We are also grateful for assistance from Warkworth Parish Council and from the Butler Ember Charity.
Apologies for any disruption, but we expect to have a much improved facility by September.