To enquire about any of our facilities, contact the office on 01277 352064 or email
The large main hall, located in the village High Street, is available to hire for events and activities and for use by affiliated clubs and other groups. With a large working stage plus dressing room facilities, it is the ideal venue for local theatrical performances.
The hall also offers a small tea bar that can be used to serve light refreshments or can be set up as a licensed bar for parties. A bespoke in-house catering service is available from £10 per head, discuss your requirements with our chef or our licensee Peter Smith. There are tables and chairs available for those hiring the hall and the hall is used regularly for a range of events including concerts, musicals, quiz nights, coffee mornings, antiques fairs and parties. It is also home to a number of exercise classes. The hall is suitable for hosting weddings and parties and would also lend itself to sporting activities such as badminton.
The main hall plays a key role in the Christmas Market and we also host a Christmas Afternoon Tea for the more senior residents of Ingatestone and Fryerning.
The capacity of the hall is about 200 people seated theatre style, 120 seated cabaret style at tables and 180 for quizzes and parties.
The stage can also be hired along with the main hall if needed for shows or as part of a function booking.
The first floor Committee Room is suitable for business meetings/presentations or small groups and has a maximum capacity of 25 people. The room can be set up with a conference table or theatre style and has a pull down screen, whiteboard and flip chart and offers free WiFi connection for presentations.
The stage in the main hall can be hired along with the main hall, there is an additional charge for its use. If sound and/or lighting are required this can also be arranged separately.
The Dressing Room is used by local drama groups when they are performing on stage and can also be hired as a meeting venue. The maximum capacity is 25 people when used as a meeting room or 50 when used in conjunction with the stage for performances.
The Dressing Room has a separate entrance and has its own toilet facilities.
Our Snooker Room is available to members and boasts two, regularly maintained, full size snooker tables plus a pool table. It is best to phone and book a table, especially if you wish to play in the evening, as it can be busy. The key and set of snooker balls will need to be collected from the bar, we do also have one set of snooker balls available for collection from the office on Mondays to Thursdays from 10am until the bar opens. Players require £1.00 coins for the light meter in order to play. There are snooker cues in the room but the more serious players may, of course, bring their own!
To use the pool table, players will need 50 pence pieces and once again, the key should be collected from the bar, or office on Mondays to Thursdays from 10am until the bar opens.
Meeting most days from May to September, Ingatestone Bowling Club is located at the rear of the Community Association car park. The club welcomes both social members and bowling members with teams playing in Club, Local & County Leagues as well as friendly midweek and weekend fixtures. Bowling Club members work hard to maintain the green and the clubhouse facilities - anyone interested in joining is welcome to come along to see what is happening and chat to current members.
From 10am on Sunday mornings in May, the club offers instruction to newcomers wishing to learn more about this intriguing game so come along in your flat shoes and try your hand.
As one of the groups affiliated to the Community Centre, bowls club members are required to be members of IFCA CIO. For further information or if you have any questions:
Contact: Bernard Palmer
The Tennis Club has three hard courts at the rear of the Community Association car park and is a small, friendly club that welcomes all ages and standards of play. The Head Coach offers a popular coaching programme that is open to both members and non-members and Saturday morning group coaching sessions are available where you can "pay on the day". Members can play during the day all year round (weather permitting!) and during the lighter evenings over the summer months.
The club offers fun tournaments, after school and holiday activities and also caters for the more serious player by competing in local leagues.
During the winter months, the club provides indoor tennis sessions for younger players
As one of the groups affiliated to the Community Centre, adult tennis club members are required to be members of IFCA CIO. For further information or if you have any questions:
Contact: Charlotte Jefferies
01277 525664 or 07486 126673 or
The Pay and Display car park is an important source of revenue for the Community Centre with money generated being used to maintain and improve the facilities and buildings.
For those working in the village and those who commute but would like a daily walk to the station, we offer annual, six monthly or three monthly parking permits. These permits need to be displayed in the windscreen and provide a cost effective parking option for those needing local parking on a regular basis.
Parking Permits are available
from the office:
6 Months £320
3 Months £165
Disabled Access and Facilities
The centre has a dedicated disabled toilet, automatic doors and disabled parking spaces.
There is a wheelchair available for use whilst at the centre, the access code is available from behind the bar.
Fryerning Parish Room
Fryerning Parish Room is a smaller hall located at the top of Fryerning Lane. The hall has recently been refurbished and is ideal for smaller groups or functions such as children’s parties and family gatherings. The hall has a fully equipped kitchen with oven and fridge for use by those using the venue.
Charges and Terms & Conditions
If you would like to hire any of these facilities please call us on 01277 352064 or email email@example.com. Our charges for letting these facilities are available on request.
STANDARD SESSION TIMES
Morning session 09:00 hrs 13:00 hrs
Afternoon session 14:00 hrs 18:00 hrs
Evening session 19:00 hrs 23.00 hrs
1. Arrangements for use of the stage and the stage lighting must be made with the admin team at the time of booking, fees to be negotiated subject to individual requirements.
2. lf you require the hall for preparation and a longer than four hour session, please ask.
3. lf you intend using these facilities on a regular basis then you may consider joining as a member or as an affiliated group. Benefits include lower prices and, subject to status and levels of use, credit facilities.
4. All lettings subject to the terms and conditions. See below to download these.
MEMBERS (TWO YEARS)
Current full adult members of two years standing qualify for a 10% discount from all hire charges.
TERMS AND CONDITION OF LETTING
To download the terms and conditions for the main hall in Ingatestone, click here
To download the terms and conditions for Fryerning Parish Room, click here