Old Basing Village Hall

A well maintained and adaptable venue with extensive parking and currently hosts a playgroup, ballet classes, badminton, line dancing, short mat bowls karate, archery, U3A and Weightwatchers. At weekends we hold jumble sales, weddings, birthday parties from 1 to 100 and fund raisers of all kinds. The hall has a maximum capacity of 200, or can be adapted for a party of 50 people.

In addition to the main hall, the Frank Goddard Room is a modern meeting room which is accessed by a flight of stairs and is located at the rear of the hall with a separate entrance and can accommodate up to 50 people.
We currently have space for a regular booking in the main hall at 8.30pm on a Monday evenings or 7.15pm on a Friday evening.

The Old Basing Village Hall is registered charity (No: 280006) and run by a steering committee of volunteers who over see the running of the hall. The Village Hall not financially supported by any external body. Our committee of volunteers has maintained a wonderful facility for all to enjoy and we offer special rates for parishioners.

Functions of the Old Basing Village Hall:

The Old Basing Village Hall is geared up to run almost any function you can think of. These have included:

  • Corporate Meetings
  • Public Meetings
  • Parties
  • Dances
  • Shows & Pantomimes
  • Weddings Parties
  • Engagement Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Retirement Parties


MAKING BOOKING

If you would like to hold a function in the hall please contact the booking secretary Sandie Rice, 01256 477637
An online booking can be made from the basinga.org.uk website.
The Old Basing Village Hall website is www.oldbasingvillagehall.co.uk

HISTORY OF OLD BASING VILLAGE HALL

1970s - To build the Old Basing Village Hall, Mrs Betty Holmes M.B.E. changed the covenant on the ground adjacent to Olivers Battery. Local architect Derek Kearns designed the hall with a estimated cost of £80,000 in late 1970s. The local community were charged with raising 25% of this, with the rest coming from central Government and the borough council. The local community started fund raising for the Old Basing Village Hall in 1978.

1980s - The building of the hall started in 1980 and Mrs Betty Holmes M.B.E. opened the completed hall on the 5th June 1982.

1990s - In 1993 a new entrance was built and again opened by Mrs Betty Holmes M.B.E.

2000s - In 2003 a rear extension was added and the Frank Goddard Room was built.

 

Old Basing Village Hall

awards being handed out

Local Village Show in the Main Hall

Different Areas of the Old Basing Village Hall

Entrance Hall

The main entrance hall is approached via a ramp for disabled access. This leads on to a corridor that provides access to all the main facilities of the main hall, e.g. kitchen, cloaks, main hall, Trevor Dyer room, stairs to main hall gallery.

Main Hall

The Old Basing Village Hall has a number of separate rooms within the hall that can be arranged in many ways. The main hall can be separated into two rooms, The Main Hall of 18.2m (60ft) by 9.2m (34ft) and the Trevor Dyer Room of 4.6m (15ft) by 10.4m (34 ft), or both combines into one large room. The main hall is galleried on one side and has a versatile stage area at one end. This can be used for meeting, recitals, plays etc. Behind the stage is a large storage room for storage of equipment and can be used as a changing area when shows or concerts take place.

The hall’s high level windows provide excellent natural light during the day time and the wooden floor makes for an excellent dancing surface.

Trevor Dyer Room

This room has a bar facility, and there is an approved licensee who must be approached for make arrangements to offer alcoholic drinks for sale.

Kitchen

The kitchen has facilities for simple catering requirements, e.g. tea and coffe and light refreshments etc.

Frank Goddard Room

The Frank Goddard room is the latest edition of the facilities provided by the hall. Having its own entrance and toilet facilities it is completely self contained and licensed for up to 50 people.

Purpose built to meet the needs of different users it is equipped with an over head projector, white boards etc for the use of meetings, lectures, and educational classes. It is also currently used to hold bridge events.

More Information

More information about the Old Basing Village Hall can be found at their website.