Working to re-open our hall to benefit the local community

Once home to Stretford Civic Theatre, Stretford Public Hall was built for the local community by John Rylands in 1878. Since then it has had over 100 years of community use until it's closure in 2012.

In 2015 the Hall was based into the stewardship of The Friends of Stretford Public Hall, and our intention is to turn the hall into a fantastic community venue.

A space for arts, for learning, for meeting, for work, for leisure. Maybe to watch a gig, or get married, somewhere to meet and have a coffee, or go to a fitness class. A building for you, owned and run by the community, for the community. 


  • Latest news

    New creative workspace to launch at the Hall

    Lofthouse, Stretford Public Hall's new creative workspace, is to launch with an open day on Saturday 29th October. Overseen by a Creative Hub Manager, it is a space for creatives and startups to set up shop and call home. It will offer opportunities to grow as individual businesses, but also seek to create collaborative projects for both Lofthouse members and the wider community. Whether you're currently looking for desk space or not, Lofthouse would like to invite you to come and see our amazing co-working space and hopefully join us.  More details of the open day to follow. Details of the desk space offering can be found here. 
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    New volunteer opportunities for building management and maintenance

    Friends of Stretford Public Hall are looking for a number of volunteers to support activities in the Hall as it moves forwards with transforming the space into a multi-use arts and cultural centre. We are particularly looking for people who would be interested in building services and receptionist roles with more information on the roles and how to apply below.  We are always interested in people joining our wider volunteer team too, to support on areas such as events, communications, fundraising and heritage and education. Sign-up here now.
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  • Upcoming events

    Friday, November 11, 2016 at 09:00 PM through November 13, 2016
    Stretford Public Hall

    Stretford Arts Collective Exhibition

    This November SAC32 (Stretford Arts Collective) will host an arts exhibition in celebration of local artists, creators and makers. 

    Join us at the Hall for SAC32's first arts exhibition in celebration of local artists, creators and makers.

    The exhibition will showcase the work of Stretford Arts Collective alongside talented local artists across a variety of arts including illustration, painting, fashion, jewellery and ceramics.

    Exhibition Times:

    Preview Night: Friday 11 November, 6pm - 9pm (alcoholic drinks served)

    Open viewing: Saturday 12 November, 12pm - 6pm

    Evening viewing: Saturday 12 November, 6pm - 9pm (alcoholic drinks served)

    Open viewing: Sunday 13 November, 12pm - 4pm

    About SAC32

    Stretford Arts Collective is a small group of Artists working in a shared studio space in Stretford Public Hall. The collective is open to any local creative wanting to bring an element of their skills to the hall and share with the community. 

    For more information please visit or email 




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