Beacon Hall

Bisley Street, Painswick, GL6 6QQ, Gloucestershire, England

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Beacon Hall is part of The Painswick Centre, an ideal venue for Meetings, Conferences, Weddings, Exhibitions, Private Parties and Live Performances.

The Painswick Centre was given to the local community by Frances Williams in 1906 for the benefit of working men. Her legacy has lived on for over 100 years with the centre providing a venue for many local clubs and activities such as Pilates, Badminton, Yoga, Probus, Artists Studios and are very own Cinema, Wick-Flix. The Centre is Managed by a group of Trustees and friends building on Frances' work.

Basic Information

Hall Type
village hall
Year Built
Year Refurbished
Overall Capacity
Seating Capacity

Suitable For

This venue is suitable for the following occasions.

  • Wedding
  • Party
  • Reunion
  • Anniversary
  • Training
  • Children's Party
  • Local Community Meeting
  • Societies and Clubs
  • Music Event
  • Theatre Production
  • Band Practise
  • Wakes
  • Baby Groups
  • Fitness Classes / Yoga
  • Educational Pursuits
  • Church Event / Choir Practice
  • School Events
  • Film Shoots
  • Banqueting
  • Corporate Events


  • Staging
  • Main Hall
  • Small Hall
  • Committee Room
  • Entrance
  • Lounge Bar
  • Coffee Bar
  • Servery
  • Kitchen
  • Store Room
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Changing Facilities
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Skittle Alley
  • Broadband Internet
  • Wifi
  • Parking


  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
  • Black-Out Facility
  • Film Projector
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Fire Alarms
  • Window Locks
  • Intruder Alarm
  • Sound Equipment
  • Public Address System
  • Hearing Loop
  • Tea Crockery
  • Dinner Crockery
  • Glassware
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine

Availability and Hire Costs

Availability: Weekdays, Weekends, Evenings. Kitchens. Available to hirers of the Beacon Hall or Green Room for no additional charge (unless professional caterers are employed when a fuel surcharge may be applied). Hirers must provide their own hand towels, tea towels and bin liners, remove any rubbish and leave rooms clean and tidy. Bar. The Centre has 2 fully licensed bars serving the Beacon Hall and the Skittle Alley. We can provide a full Bar Service in the Beacon Hall or Skittle Alley for any event. All drinks are sold at very competitive prices. We charge a fee of £25 to set up the bar. Licence Extensions. We can arrange extensions to normal licensing hours for special events if given one month’s notice. Hirers will have to pay the fee charged by Stroud District Council. Corkage Fees. Hirers are free to bring in their own alcoholic drinks, but must, for legal reasons, make arrangements through us as the licensee. We charge £4 corkage fee per bottles for events in the Beacon Hall or Skittle Alley (which have their own bars) or £3 per bottle in other areas of the building. Chairs and Tables. We do not charge for the use of any of our tables or chairs provided hirers put them out and clear them away. Provision of Tea/Coffee. We are happy to provide tea, coffee and biscuits if needed. This will be charged separately based on numbers. Setting Up and Cleaning. If you would prefer us to set up the rooms for you and to clean them up afterwards we can arrange this for you at a cost of £12.50 per hour. Wifi. There is wifi throughout the building except the Skittle Alley. Use of the wifi is charged at £5 per day. Public Address System, Lighting and Hearing Loop. There is a full public address system and hearing loop in the Beacon Hall. Special Lighting. The Hall is equipped with full theatre lighting to enhance any stage performance. This equipment is owned and operated by Painswick Players but we can arrange for its use at a charge of £30.00 a day (plus an operators attendance charge if one is considered necessary). Parking. We have a limited number of car parking spaces that are available to all users of the hall on a first come first served basis. This does not entitle those attending an event to park for more than half an hour before the event unless they have to set up or prepare the event. There is plenty of public parking in the nearby car park in Stamages Lane (for a map showing this car park go to our website Accessibility. We have two designated parking spots. We have two separate toilets for disabled people. There is a stair lift to reach the Green and Cotswold Rooms on the first floor.

Hire Costs: Please go to our website for all room sizes and capacities. The Beacon Hall £23 an hour Day Rate £140 The Cotswold Room £13 an hour Day Rate £ 80 The Gardiner Room £18 an hour Day Rate £ 55 The Green Room £ 8.50 an hour Day Rate £ 52.00 The Skittle Alley £ n/a n/a Half Day £32.00

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This listing was last updated: 11/01/2022

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