A Village Hall with Victorian charm
This charming village hall is situated on the A340 in the historic village of Aldermaston in West Berkshire. Conveniently situated between the major towns of Reading, Basingstoke and Newbury and very close to Tadley in North Hampshire. The Parish Hall is a building for all the local community, the neighbouring communities and anyone who would like to use it.
Available to hire to both residents and non-residents, it has two main rooms that can be hired separately or together, with an overall capacity of 100. As their village hall, the people of Aldermaston use it to run many groups and clubs. Meeting regularly in either individual halls or the whole building.
The main hall is larger and has a stage at one end and a unique balcony at the other end. The balcony can be used as a minstrels gallery for a band, curtained off as an extra room, or as a ‘dress circle’ for staged events.
The smaller hall is affectionately known as the Billiard Room, for obvious reasons as in times past the gentlemen of the village played billiards and snooker here. No billiard table remains but the spectator benches do and they add a charming character to this room.
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Brief History of Aldermaston Parish Hall
The Victorian Parish Hall, built in 1897, has a period charm that is equally at home with a disco or afternoon tea party. The hall is run by a team of volunteer trustees. It is in constant use by local groups, by the local community and is hired for a variety of functions including children’s parties, wedding receptions, family gatherings and meetings.
Annual Village Events
A number of events take place locally throughout the year and in the hall across the year. We join forces with Aldermaston Players annually in February for a Dinner Theatre, which is a major fundraiser towards the hall’s running costs. The annual historic Produce Show takes place at the Old Mill on the first Sunday every September. The Parish Hall holds a carol concert or Christmas event in December.
Parish Hall Improvement Projects
A number of major projects have been completed over the years, to keep the hall in good order and attractive. Most recently the Billiard Room and lobby areas have been decorated. These works were funded in part by The Good Exchange. Other generous donors include Aldermaston Players, SSE and our Masonic Groups.
Future plans include the car park, main hall floor and the hall’s rear aspect.