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

    Nominations open for Stretford Public Hall board

    Nominations are now open for the Friends of Stretford Public Hall's board of directors, ahead of our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 18 September. The Board’s focus in the main is to lead the strategic thinking and focus of the organisation, meeting at least once a month. Along with attending board meetings, board members are expected to contribute additional voluntary effort in supporting the activities of the society.  You can find guidance and information about nominations here
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    We're hiring! New Project Organiser role now open for applications

    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. 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 3rd October 2016. 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

    Thursday, September 08, 2016 at 07:45 PM
    Stretford Public Hall

    Life Drawing Class

    SAC32's next life drawing class will take place at Stretford Public Hall on Thursday 8th September 7.45pm until 9.45pm. There are 24 places available at a first come first serve basis. Tickets cost £5.00 each, please be aware the last class sold out in 48 hours! So please be quick if you would like to go or missed out last time.

    With all the lovely feedback we had from our last class we have taken on board your comments and have made a few improvements for this session. Tea and coffee will be included. 

    Buy tickets here

    Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 02:00 PM
    Stretford Public Hall

    Friends of Stretford Public Hall - Annual General Meeting

    We are delighted to be holding our first Annual General Meeting on Saturday 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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