• Introducing the TORCH Centre
    The TORCH Centre is a great place for all kinds of activities and events. We are ideal for children's parties. Regular groups include Yoga, jive, pilates, exercise and dance, kids' Taekwon-Do, flower arranging, photography and embroidery groups. People use our facilities for wedding receptions, parties and fund-raising events and exhibitions. Whether you need somewhere for a regular weekly, fortnightly or monthly activity, or for a one-off function, the TORCH Centre could be just the place for you. You will find that our charges are very competitive and that our facilities are suitable for a big range of activities and meetings.

    We are fully adapted for disabled users and offer our facilites at discounted rates for such groups, whatever the disability.

    To see pictures of all our facilities go to photos.

    To check availability go to our calendar.  

    If you want to make a booking, contact us to obtain a booking form.

    Our Facilities
    We have two meeting-halls, a lounge and bar, a snooker-room and a well-equipped kitchen and serving-area. Every part of the building is acessible to wheel-chair users.

    Main Hall
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    is 50 feet long and 28 feet wide. It has a good-quality wooden floor and a high sloping ceiling. It is equipped with safety curtains so that it can be used for archery. There is a large serving-hatch from the kitchen area and a sliding partition, so that it can be joined with the lounge and bar. It is well lit with windows looking over the Tyndale countryside, and excellent quality ceiling lights. Regular users include, among others, Yoga, Pilates and jive groups, and Taekwon-Do classes for children. This room is a popular venue for parties and receptions, including children’s parties, being large enough to accommodate a bouncy-castle.

    Small Hall
    This room is 24 feet long and 20 feet wide. It is carpeted throughout. With large windows and facing south, it is a quiet, sunny room. It is an ideal venue for smaller groups and seminars, and for exhibitions. It is equipped with a 49” monitor for showing DVDs and PowerPoint presentations and an interactive whiteboard. Regular users include a watercolour class and meetings for meditation and therapy training, as well as occasional committees and training seminars.

    Lounge and Bar
    The Lounge is warm and comfortable and can seat up to 25 people. It opens directly into the Main Hall through wide entrance with a sliding screen. The bar serves a range of alcoholic and soft drinks and other light refreshments. There is a large television here. Use of this area, when the bar is open (on Wednesday and Saturday evenings), is limited to members and their guests. People attending one-off parties in the Main Hall are deemed to be members for the duration of their booking.

    Kitchen and Serving Area
    The kitchen is equipped with an electric range-cooker, a fridge and a dishwasher. It opens onto the serving area with a large hatch into the Main Hall. This makes the TORCH Centre an ideal venue for parties where refreshments and meals are provided.

    Snooker Room
    There is also a full-size snooker table in its own room. It has been adapted for wheel-chair users.

    Additional Equipment
    We have a large number of folding tables of different sizes and plenty of chairs, both upholstered and hard. There is a pool table and a table-tennis table, both of which can be used in either hall. We also have disco equipment that can be hired at a very competitive rate. For regular users, we can provide secure storage.

    Access
    The TORCH Centre has its own car-park with up to 14 spaces including three disabled bays. 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. These are free for people with a parking disc (£1.00, available from the TORCH Centre) and is limited to three hours, 8.00am to 6.00pm, after which parking is free and unlimited.

    Calendar
    The Calendar is up-to-date until the end of October 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.

    Other Information
    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 is worth having a look there.

    If you want to make a booking, contact us to obtain a booking form.

    If you are interested in joining one of the regular 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.

    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.

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

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  • This Week

    Monday
    10:00 Yoga Group - Main Hall
    13:00 Chrysalis - Main Hall
    14:00 U3A Science Group - Small Hall
    18:00 Pilates for Posture - Main Hall

    Tuesday
    13:00 Freelance Dance - Main Hall
    13:00 Dilly Arts - Small Hall
    18:00 Pilates - Main Hall
    19:30 Hexham and District Photographic Society - Main Hall

    Wednesday
    10:00 Yoga Group - Main Hall
    13:00 Chrysalis - Main Hall & Small Hall
    17:30 Little Tiger Cubs Taekwon-do - Main Hall
    18:15 Active Tigers Taekwon-do - Main Hall
    20:00 JiveAlive - Main Hall

    Thursday
    10:00 U3A Tai Chi Group - Main Hall
    13:30 U3A Gentle Exercise - Main Hall
    13:30 U3A Watercolour Group - Small Hall

    Friday
    09:30 Pilates for Posture - Main Hall
    10:30 Age UK Falls Prevention Course - Small Hall
    14:00 Spinal Unit Sports Club - Small Hall & Lounge
    19:00 Private Party - Main Hall (Provisional Booking)

    Sunday
    09:30 Hexham Presbyterian Church - Main Hall & Lounge
    16:30 Hexham Presbyterian Church - Main Hall & Lounge

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