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

    First AGM to take place on 18 September

    We are delighted to be holding our first Annual General Meeting on Sunday 18 September at 2pm, at the Hall.  It is a chance to hear about all our plans in more detail, as well as electing the board and reviewing our financial performance. It is also an opportunity to see what's happening in the Hall itself.  All members will receive information about the AGM via email regarding the arrangements for the day, including the process for those interested in becoming a board member. In order to participate fully in the AGM, we encourage you to sign-up to become a member now, as this will allow you to vote on any key decisions and contribute fully to discussions and debates. 
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    Extended deadline for applications to Project Organiser role

    Friends of Stretford Public Hall (FOSPH) is looking to appoint a Project Organiser. This is a responsible and exciting role with real opportunity to contribute to a lasting legacy. We have now extended the deadline for applications to midnight on Monday 19th September.  This is a fixed-term position funded by the Architectural Heritage Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund for up to four months in the first instance (contract may be extended subject to securing additional funding). It will commence at the beginning of October. Fees, work schedule and timing of the work will be discussed with selected candidates according to qualifications and track-record competence. Weekend work may be required. Access the full advert and job description here. 
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  • Upcoming events

    Friday, November 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM through November 12, 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. 

    This exhibition will be held at Stretford Public Hall and showcase SAC32's work across a variety of arts including illustration, painting, fashion, jewellery and ceramics. 

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