Can I hire the smaller meeting room and not hire the hall?
Yes, the hall and stage can be hired independently or together.
What equipment does the meeting room have?
The meeting room has an independent projector and sound system. There is a portable screen which
makes the room suitable for small presentations or training.
Is there a PA and/or music system?
The hall is equipped with a comprehensive sound system which can play from CDs, MP3 players and
iPODs. The sound system is also linked to the projection system,
ideal for presentations, films etc.
What facilities are there for wheelchair users?
Wheelchair access to the hall and meeting room is provided. There is also a purpose built toilet for
Is there an internet connection?
A wireless network is available, free of charge, in the hall and meeting room. All users will be required
to sign the Acceptable Use Policy and be bound by its conditions.
I am organising a large event can you supply food?
We will be pleased to put you in touch with local caterers who we are sure will be able to meet your
What do I do if I wish to view inside the Hall?
Please call 01308 482532 to arrange a visit.
How do I check availability and charges?
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The Main Hall (15m x 9.5m) is ideal for large gatherings such as weddings, parties, concerts, conferences
and presentations. It will seat up to 154 in rows for conferences, concerts, plays, films etc. or 100 seated at
tables. The sprung wooden floor, with a nonslip surface that includes under-floor heating, provides a
comfortable environment. For those events which require subdued lighting a fully controllable lighting
system is installed.
From the hall and rear patio there are panoramic views across the Bride Valley, a wonderful back drop for
those cherished photos
There is a full sound system which includes the use of a projector, computer and DVD facilities. There is
also a loop system for the hard of hearing. The stage is equipped with a full lighting set. The main hall
may also be used in conjunction with the Meeting Room and Stage (8.5m x 3.75m) which also has under-
floor heating and a separate entrance suitable for wheelchair access. The Meeting Room has a seating
capacity of 30, a broadband internet connection and projection facilities. This area can be separated from
the hall by use of an acoustic screen which significantly reduces noise transference. For example a
meeting could be held here whilst a sporting activity is being played in the Main Hall. This makes the
meeting room an ideal meeting or training facility for local organisations and businesses.
The kitchen is fitted out to commercial standards for the preparation and serving of food and drinks, plus
dish-washing facilities. When hiring the hall the kitchen can be used free of charge to make hot and cold
drinks, but full use of the kitchen will incur a charge.
Outside: The Hall faces south and from the hall and patio there are panoramic views of the Bride Valley.
The four sets of french windows lead out from the main hall onto a large paved area beyond which there is
an extensive area of grass. In the summer this outside area is a fine extension of the hall and its use is
included with the hire of the hall.
Parking: 25 parking spaces plus 2 disabled bays.
Licences: The Hall is licensed for music, dancing, film shows and the sale of alcohol. There is full public
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The Hall, built as a joint project between Thorners School and the local community in Litton Cheney,
was opened in May 2009.
Rear view of Litton and Thorners Community Hall and patio
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Litton and Thorner's Community Hall, Schoolhouse Lane, Litton Cheney, Dorset DT2 9AU