At the heart of the town in York Avenue the town hall was built in 1897. Today the town hall is a busy place with the hall in use every day. A large hall with a stage, balcony and servery makes it a brilliant venue for live music and theatre performances, exercise classes, functions, meetings, fundraising events and groups.
The Clerk’s Office is upstairs at the town hall. Please ring the bell in the entrance if you would like someone to come downstairs to speak to you.
Hire the Town Hall
The Town Hall is available for hire and hosts everything from lunches and birthday parties to Bingo evenings and Christmas pantomimes.
The hall kitchen can be used for refreshments.
The size of the hall is 39 ft by 52ft 7 ins and with a stage, the hall can accommodate talent shows and other amateur performances.
Seating: The hall can take seating for 160 and 20 standing. 57 seats on the Balcony. (No under 11s and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult).
Tables: There are 2 large tables (1820 x 700mm), 1 medium table (1500 x 760mm) and 24 small tables (1200 x 700mm).
Hire costs are £10 per hour during the week and £14 per hour at the weekend for the Hall and servery.
The charge for using the stage and backstage areas too is £20 per hour at any time.
For out of office hours booking there is an additional charge of £10 per booking for unlocking and locking. Caretaker services for setting up, cleaning and rubbish clearing are also available for an additional charge.
Hall Hire Form
Looking to hire the hall. Download, fill out and email us or drop in the below form. Please contact the Town Hall for availability. The monthly hall hire timetable can be found on the Visiting & Living page on this website.
East Cowes Library
The Town Council funds a Co-ordinator to oversee it and a host of dedicated volunteers help out every week. East Cowes Library relocated to a side room at the town hall on 1st April 2019. As the Community Hub and Library build is now underway the Library is available in the Town Hall. Feel free to pop in!
The Library offers children’s books for browsing and borrowing, adult books can be requested from stock or ordered, monthly reading group (contact the library for more information), bus pass application forms, dog bags available to purchase.
Books, talking books and DVD requests can be made by phoning the library on 01983 299082, by post to the Town Hall or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively why not download the Borrowbox app and borrow e-books to read. There is also the RbDigital for newspapers and magazines. Adults and children can log in to their library card account on the IW Council website browse and borrow e-books and audio books. www.iow.gov.uk/Residents/Libraries-Cultural-and-Heritage/Library-Enjoy/eBooks
Monthly Reading Group 5.00-6.30pm First Tuesday of the month
Mountbatten Volunteers Drop In session from 10am-12noon Second Thursday of the month
RCS Employment Advice 10am-12noon Second Monday of the month