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The Armstrong Hall Complex

How to contact the Armstong Hall

To book the Armstrong Hall, please phone 01454 412103 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).
For the Armstrong Hall Supervisor, please phone 01454 412060.
For email enquiries:
Visit the Armstrong Hall web site

About the Armstong Hall

If you need somewhere in Thornbury to hold a meeting or event, the Armstrong Hall complex offers a wide range of facilities.

The original Cossham Hall was presented to Thornbury in 1888 and is suitable for small concerts, cinema screenings and meetings, with a capacity of 140, including 40 in a gallery.

The main Armstrong Hall seats around 350, and is readily adaptable for all types of functions, dances, discos, trade promotions and exibitions.

It has a stage and dressing rooms, lighting and sound equipment, cinema screen and raised seating. There are also kitchen facilities, smaller meeting rooms and a licensed bar.

A refurbished bakery forms an annexe to the main building and is available as an extra meeting or activity room.

Large numbers of local groups and organisations use the complex on a regular basis, including the Women's Institute, Townswomen's Guild, Blood Donors, Horticultural Society, Flower Club, Weight Watchers, Stamp Club, Camera Club, Northavon Youth Theatre, Age Concern, Rosemary Conley Fitness, Eastwood Gardeners Club, Choices Club for The Disabled and Country Music Club.

The complex is also the venue for part of the Thornbury Arts Festival and for productions by the Thornbury Amateur Dramactic Society and the Thornbury Musical Theatre Group.

If you would like to hire any part of the Armstrong Hall complex, see the Armstrong Hall web site for more details or contact office staff at the Town Hall.

Venue information

Armstrong Hall Complex
Chapel Street, Thornbury, BS35 2BJ

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Arts and entertainment
Performing arts
Thornbury Town Council
Local organisations

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