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.


    We now have our own disco equipment available for hire at £50.00 per session.

    Contact us for full details.

    If you are looking for somewhere for a regular or one-off event, we have availability, especially at the following times::

    Main Hall
    Mondays: 4.00-6.00pm
    Tuesdays: All morning
    Wednesdays: 11.45am-12.45pm
    Thursdays: 11.00am-1.30pm
    Fridays: all afternoon until 6.00pm

    Small Hall
    Mondays: All morning and 4.00-10.30pm
    Tuesdays: All day
    Wednesdays: All day until 6.00pm and 7.30-10.30pm
    Thursdays: All morning and 4.00-10.30pm
    Fridays: All morning and 6.00-10.30pm

    Both halls are available all day most Saturdays and on Sunday evenings after 6.30pm

    Depending on other bookings, we can offer space at other times - contact us to find out what might suit you.

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

    The Main Hall, due to regular users no longer needing it, will be available all day every Tuesday until 1300, and every Friday afternoon until 1800. 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 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 Tuesdays 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.




    £32.00 for two hours - saving £12.00
    £36.00 for three hours - saving £30.00
    £42.00 for four hours - saving £46.00

    if you are looking for entertainment, we recommend:

    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 
    the end of February 2019. 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 May 2019. But we are constantly getting new booking requests and sometimes there are cancellations, especially over the Summer 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 and Yoga  groups; weekly meetings of the Hexham and District Photographic SocietyThe University of the Third Age holds regular groups for bridge watercolouringtai chi  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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