Finding the right venue for your occasion

Community centre birthday party

Whether you need a room for a birthday party, community dance class, or a reading group, the council has a range of venues available.

There are 10 community centres available throughout the borough, including the latest addition – The Curve in William Street.

Each centre is versatile and can cater for a variety of needs, in some cases acting as a blank canvas for clients to dress for their event.

Since The Curve opened in September it has been booked for various events, meetings and performances, including the Christmas pantomime.

Charan Dhillon, head of facilities management, said: “We introduced special rates in 2016 to encourage more use at our centres and this has definitely made a difference.

“Over the years we have had wedding parties, birthday celebrations and sporting events among the activities in our centres. We pride ourselves on offering a service that is affordable and accessible to the local community. If you are unsure about which venue would suit you best, simply call our team who will be happy to discuss your needs and suggest the perfect place. Every team member strives to provide the best service possible.”

Find out more about events on The Curve website

Community centre celebration

What could our centres be used for?

  • Special occasions - weddings, parties, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, graduations
  • Corporate events - conferences, product launches, training seminars, meetings
  • Religious events - multi faith celebrations, religious services, tuition classes
  • Children’s services - after school activities, nursery and toddler groups
  • Community and cultural - youth clubs, coffee mornings, bring and buy sales, performances, family fun days
  • Health and sporting activities - karate, badminton, keep fit, yoga, kick boxing, seated exercise, slimming classes
  • Charity and fundraising - quiz nights, auctions, dinner and dance. 

What’s available to hire at The Curve? 

The Curve has a fantastic performance space called The Venue, which has been used for dance shows, the Sleeping Beauty pantomime and community meetings. It has tiered seating which can be pushed back to give more room.

It is available to hire, along with six other spaces in the modern town centre library and cultural centre. Find out about the seating capacity below. 

  • The Venue – fits 280 people in lecture hall style; 180 with the seating bank; 150 with no seating and 100 with round tables (need to be hired in).
  • The Gallery – 15 people as a meeting room, 30 without furniture.
  • The Green Room – 15 people.
  • Meeting Room 1 – 24 people in classroom style, 30 in open space.
  • Meeting Room 2 – 24 people in classroom style, 40 in open space.
  • Meeting Room 3 (ICT suite) – 24 people.
  • Meeting Room 4 – four people.

What would it cost to hire a community centre?

Prices vary depending on which venue you book and for how long.

Visit the council's website for a list of prices to hire rooms in each community centre or get in touch on the details below.

Get in touch

To find out more about what is available, contact the team.


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