What the Centre and some of its Users Offer



    The TORCH Centre offers outstanding facilities for events and activities of every kind. It comprises a large hall (50 feet by 28 feet) capable of accommodating up to 190 people; a small hall (24 feet by 20 feet); a comfortable lounge area and bar, and a small kitchen. Every part of the building is accessible to wheelchair users. For general information about our availability and charges, follow the links. For more detailed information about availability, go to the calendar. You may be able to find a space that would suit you, so it would be worth having a look there.

    If you want to make a booking, you can download a booking-form or contact us to obtain one.

    If you are interested in joining one of the regualr groups that use the Centre, go to Regular Users for details of who they are and when they meet. You will find contact details for many of them by clicking on Some of our Users.

    The TORCH Centre is managed by the TORCH Association, a registered charity (number 515527).

    Click on this link to go online: http://www.coop.co.uk/membership/

    The Main Hall is now, due to a cancellation, available from 1400-1800 every Tuesday. We offer 'start-up' discounts for the first three months to new groups and to groups moving from cheaper premises. for more information contact us on 01434 606672 or e-mail to hexhamtorch@btconnect.com.


    The new bus-station is immediately next to the TORCH Centre so, if you come into Hexham by bus, it couldn't be easier. Also, there are 50 car parking spaces next to the bus station, which will greatly ease parking for TORCH centre users.

    We have a 49" computer monitor in the Small Hall. This comfortable room is now ideal for lectures and seminars where PowerPoint presentations are given or DVDs shown. This equipment is included in our very competitive rates.

    Contact Details
    The office is normally open 0830-1300 on Mondays and Fridays. Voice-mail messages (01434 606672) and e-mails (hexhamtorch@btconnect.com) will be dealt with as soon as possible after they have been left. When the office is closed the crateker can deal with most queries if he is in the building.




    £30.00 for two hours - saving £12.00
    £32.50 for three hours - saving £30.50
    £35.00 for four hours - saving £44.00

    We have spaces availailable in both our halls on Friday evenings from 6.15 pm and at other times. There is also good availability in our Small Hall for much of the day every day of the week. Take a look at Centre Availability to see when it might be free. For more detailed information look at the Calendar which is up-to-date until 
    Christmas 2016. If you are looking to start a new group or to transfer from another venue, why not ask us about our 'start-up' discounts?

    Our Main Hall is equipped with sports hall curtains so that it can be used for archery and air-rifle shooting.

    Did you know that we have a full-size snooker table, a pool table and table-tennis tables? Individuals or groups are welcome to use these facilities when a room is available at a very small charge. Contact us on 01434 606672 or e-mail hexhamtorch@btconnect.com.


    The Calendar is up-to-date until the end of March. But we are constantly getting new booking requests and sometimes there are cancellations, especially over the Easter holiday period, so it is worth contacting us to see if the time and date you want is free. We will always do our best to accommodate new users.

    We are pleased to be able to promote our regular users and their activities. More detailed information about them can be found  on Some of our Users. There you will find details about:

    Weekly modern jive on Wednesday evenings

    Various weekly activities for older people

    Twice weekly activities for people with dementia

    Twice a week on Monday and Wednesday mornings

    Weekly for table tennis, snooker, pool and sports hall activities for wheel-chair bound people

    Weekly classes for children and young people aged from 3 upwards

    These are just some of the groups and activities regularly taking place at the TORCH Centre. You can find more information by going to the Calendar or contact us at hexhamtorch@btconnect.com, tel. 01434 606672.

    In addition to these listed above, there are Tai Chi classes with the U3A; Pilates groups; weekly meetings of the Hexham and District Photographic Society and The Tyndale Hospice at Home Jive Club. The Speech After Stroke Club meets once a week as do Junior Gateway and Senior Gateway for young and older people with learning difficulties, and Kickboxing Classes for children. The University of the Third Age holds regular groups for bridge, Mah-Jong, watercolouring and science. The Embroiderers' Guild and Hexham Flower Club meet here once a month.

    For more information and contact details relating to any of these groups please get in touch with the TORCH Centre.

    If you become a regular user of the TORCH Centre, we can advertise your event or provide a link to your own website, free of charge, on this website.






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