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, December 10, 2016 at 01:00 PM
    Stretford Public Hall

    Christmas Festival

    Once again we are opening our doors for a Christmas event at the Hall. Our incredible team of volunteers have organised a fabulous community event where the folks of Stretford and beyond can enjoy festive music, homemade hot pot, chilli and mulled wine in the wonderful surroundings of the hall.

    Kicking off at 1pm on Saturday 10th December, other highlights include a tombola, craft activities, a children's art exhibition, a choir, string quarter and so much more.

    As well as the festival, every night in December, artwork from local schools will be projected onto our main window adjacent to Kingsway. Then on Christmas Day the winner from all entries will be, quite literally, unveiled!




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