Morton Hall Community Centre is the largest venue based on the eastern side of Macclesfield, Cheshire.
It has a capacity of 200 and can accommodate up to 100 people with tables and chairs. It is available for hire by community and voluntary groups. Facilities include the Hovis Hall which is a large hall with stage, bar area and adjoining kitchen plus a few smaller rooms.
Morton Hall was built in 1939 as a social club for the workers at the nearby Hovis Mill. The large basement has an unusual ceiling, built to withstand blasts, as it was used as an air raid shelter in WW2. There was a tunnel from Union Road into the basement so residents could get there quickly.
Many Macclesfield residents have fond memories of Morton Hall when it was home to a youth club which was run during the period when Cheshire County Council actively managed the building (1972 to 2002).
During recent years the building has been refurbished and facilities upgraded thanks to funding from Awards for All and a number of WREN grants.
Today, Morton Hall Community Centre is a Registered Charity (No. 1105157) run by a Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 4700429).
The building is home to many local community groups including dance clubs, fitness groups, art classes, and two Brass Bands rehearsals. It is also used as a polling station for elections.
The hall is perfect for children's parties, fundraisers, and our smaller rooms are ideal for private meetings. Enquiries from new users are always welcome and we will be very happy to show you around.
- Contact Name
- Jacqui Whibberley
- 07903 702 957
- Hall Type
- community centre
- Year Built
- Year Refurbished
- Overall Capacity
- Seating Capacity
This venue is suitable for the following occasions.
- Children's Party
- Local Community Meeting
- Societies and Clubs
- Music Event
- Theatre Production
- Band Practise
- Christenings / Blessings
- Baby Groups
- Fitness Classes / Yoga
- Educational Pursuits
- Church Event / Choir Practice
- School Events
- Dog Training
- Naming Ceremonies
- Main Hall
- Small Hall
- Committee Room
- Store Room
- Accessible Toilets
- Baby Changing Facilities
- Changing Facilities
- Wheelchair Access
- Projection Screen
- Smoke Alarms
- Fire Alarms
- Sound Equipment
- Hearing Loop
- Tea Crockery
- Dinner Crockery
Availability and Hire Costs
Availability: The Hall is available for hire on weekdays and weekends between 9am and 11pm.
Hire Costs: The weekend rate for the MAIN HALL (The Morton Hall) is *from* £20 per hour. On weekdays between 8am and 8pm it is *from* £12.50 per hour, and from 8pm to 11pm it is *from* £18 per hour.
The DOWNSTAIRS MEETING ROOM (The Hovis Room) has a flat rate of £7 per hour.
The OFFICE, located under the stage, is £5 per hour.
Outside the hiring times we allow an earlier + afterwards additional
15 + 15 minutes (classes), or
30 + 30 minutes (events or parties)
to set up for your class or party, and afterwards to clear away so that you can remove any decorations, take away rubbish and leave the hall in a clean and tidy condition.
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There are many classes at Morton Hall and not all are listed because either they are new, don't run every week, or their dates change from month to month, sometimes at a short notice. Please visit http://www.mortonhallcommunitycentre.co.uk/activities/ to see what we have to offer and if the class you would like to attend will be on on that day.