Criterion Blue Town

69 High Street, Blue Town, Sheerness, ME12 1RW, Kent, England

Criterion Blue Town is a local attraction in Blue Town, there is limited free parking available in Blue Town. The building has several areas for hire ranging from the aviation room (conference room) which will seat 8 people to the music hall which can seat 100. The music hall has a stage, screen, grand piano, small piano, bar and refreshments, a cinema and private toilets. There is also a licenced bar which is operated by our staff included into the price of the music hall hire, the bar can serve hot and cold drinks. The music hall layout can be altered to suit your own custom needs. The first floor maritime education room has its own tea bar for making light refreshments and can seat 15 people café style, and 30 theatre style. This room has private toilets. The Sheppey at war room can seat 15 café style and there is a projector and screen installed. The aviation room can hold 8 people boardroom style. The whole building including the tea room can be hired. There are disabled toilet facilities on the ground floor. We have held wedding receptions, private parties, cinema parties, seminars, conferences and concerts. We can also cater for small groups just wanting a quiet meeting. For rates, prices and more information see our website and or contact us using any available means listed.

Basic Information

Hall Type
Year Built
Year Refurbished


  • Staging
  • Main Hall
  • Small Hall
  • Committee Room
  • Entrance
  • Lounge Bar
  • Coffee Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Store Room
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Changing Facilities
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wifi


  • Urn
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Public Telephone
  • Photocopier
  • Computer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Black-Out Facility
  • Projection Screen
  • Film Projector
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Fire Alarms
  • Window Locks
  • Intruder Alarm
  • Sound Equipment
  • Cutlery
  • Tea Crockery
  • Dinner Crockery

Availability and Hire Costs

Availability: Music Hall - Mon-Thursday and Saturday (Friday if no cinema is on) Every other room Mon-Saturday

Hire Costs: The following rates are from the 1st April 2014 and apply for private functions only. For hire charges for ticketed events such as putting on a show please ask for details. Music Hall room hire is £150 half day, £300 full day, Technician charges will be included in full day hire otherwise this will be charged at £50 per day. Hourly rate is £30 Maritime room hire is £50 half day = 6 hours, full day is £100 and the hourly rate is £100. Additional charges may apply for use of the cinema equipment, stage lights and sound will be £50 to cover costs of the technician. Aviation room is £60 half a day and £100 for the whole day, hourly rate is £15 Catering - Delegate day rate is £5 per head this includes teas and coffees x2 sandwiches and water. Projectors are charged at £10 per day The cinema and technician is charged at £50 per day.

Jenny Hurkett

This listing was last updated: 21/07/2017

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