Orchard Hall

The Orchard Hall offers a single large multi-purpose space for hire  at the heart of the Orchard Vale/Hillside/Pinewood area of Midsomer Norton.

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Recently completely redecorated the hall benefits from:

  • Seating capacity for up to 150 theatre style
  • Sprung dance floor and small fixed stage area
  • Self contained and newly refurbished kitchen
  • Its own car park (20 spaces) with additional on street car parking nearby
  • An adjacent green space/park

Community Groups: A wide range of community groups currently use the Hall during the week ranging from dance and bingo to martial arts to drama.

Children’s Parties: We have a regular stream of childrens parties in the Hall as it offers an ideal solution to parents looking for an easy to hire, self catering venue.

Arts and Crafts: We everything from plays to dance performance as well as creative workshops where people can really spread out and take advantage of space available.

A large, versatile space gives users endless possibilities
A newly refurbished kitchen was installed for the summer of 2017
An accessible hall with very good parking facilities

Community Groups

For decades the Orchard Hall has provided a home for community groups.

Our approach is to offer your group a home, not just a room booking. We will give you advice on promoting your group as well as looking a possible funding sources to help you develop your offering.

So, when you make a booking and join the Midsomer Norton Community Trust family of community spaces – you are joining a network of community volunteers in your local area.

To find out more about the spaces we have available, contact our Community Development Manager today on 01761 419133

Children’s Parties

At weekends the Orchard Hall really comes into its own as versatile and popular children’s party venue.

Whatever the theme of your party, the hall offers:

  • A blank canvas for you to theme – you can bring your own decorations – hire entertainers or do it all yourself. We have a list of party services and suppliers to meet your every need.
  • Street level entrance straight into the hall – easy for loading equipment and party stuff – no stairs to carry things up.
  • A newly refurbished kitchen area with serving hatch – ideal for self catering
  • Range of furniture available – 6 foot tables or small round bar tables
  • Masses of space for children to run around or divide up for different stages in the event
  • Opportunity on a nice day to open the doors and take advantage of the green space and have games
  • Plenty of parking for your guests – right in front of the door

Arts and Crafts

Park up and take your equipment straight inside. No hassle.


We still have some day time and weekend slots available for ad hoc workshops and the hall is ideal for:

  • hands on craft demonstrations – you park literally outside the front door and bring materials straight into the main hall space – no stairs – no messing. There are tables to work on and masses of space to spread out. For messy work you can open the side doors and work outside.
  • drama – although there is small stage we have a complete sectional stage system – so you can design your stage to meet your needs.


Whether you are organising a fashion show, art exhibition or staging live performance- the Orchard Hall offers everything you need. Working with the Midsomer Norton Community Trust , you can draw on our substantial store of audio visual equipment, props and lighting. We also have connections with local suppliers that can help make your event a success.