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. 


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    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

    Saturday, February 04, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Stretford Public hall in Manchester, United Kingdom

    Community Share Offer Launch Event

    Please join us at Stretford Public Hall as we launch our first community share offer - which aims to raise £250,000 to transform the Hall into a multipurpose cultural venue owned and managed by the community.

    • Hear more about the project - to bring the magnificent ballroom back into public use for a range of community and cultural activities.
    • Find out about our long-term ambitions - to oversee the restoration of other parts of the building as well as introducing café / restaurant space and activation of the basement to provide more event space.
    • Take copies of our share offer document and business plan, and even invest on the night! 


    7pm - Arrivals with food and drink served to help us celebrate the launch of our share offer

    7.30pm - Short presentations to let you know everything about our community share offer

    8pm - 9pm - Enjoy the sounds of local DJ Dr Sid and more refreshments from Friends of Stretford Public Hall

    Free entry - please RVSP below


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