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Queens Hall Information

The Queens Hall is a large community hall located at the top of the High Street. Ideal for dances, wedding receptions, childrens parties and for commerical hire.

Facilities include:
Main Hall approx 17.5m x 8m  - with tables and chairs available to seat approx 120
Kitchen Facilities, including oven, Induction Hob (with compliant saucepans), Microwave, Toaster and fridge 
Women's Toilets on first floor, Mens Urinals on the first Floor, Men's Toilet and Disabled Toilet on the ground floor 
Complimentary WIFI
Car Park has 13 marked bays and 1 Disabled bay 

There is also a modular stage and PA system that can be hired

Duty Caretaker

To check availability, please telephone 01787 476480 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Queens Hall Price Structure



Category A
Commercial hirers (any hirer who’s function is conducted for gain or reward for the benefit of the hirer or other commercial group). £31.50 per hour

Category B (i)
Non commercial hirers – Wedding Receptions and Private Parties. £20.00 per hour

Category B (ii)
Hirers whose function is for the benefit of a Voluntary Organisation, Public Body meeting etc.
Monday to Thursday inclusive £13.50 per hour
Friday to Sunday inclusive £18.00 per hour

Category C
Charitable Rate For Fund Raising Events (charity number required at the time of booking): £12.00 per hour

Category D:
Special rates approved by the Council on an individual basis for hiring’s where special circumstances prevail.



If your function includes the provision of a band or disco please ensure that the time booked includes sufficient setting up and clearing up time. Overrunning your booking time may result in the loss of your deposit. (See * penalty charge on booking form) The hirer must remain on the premises until the hall is handed over to the caretaker.  Please note that pyrotechnics & smoke machines are strictly prohibited.

Regular Bookings Discounts.
For groups wishing to make a regular booking of the hall the above categories will be applied subject to certain discounts. If you are booking 5 or more dates at one time then please ask for further information. Any discounts must be agreed in advance and approved in writing by the Town Clerk.

Important Note - Use of Qualified Door Staff is required for Teenage to 25 Age Group Parties.
Please note that if you intend to use a person, or persons, in the capacity of door staff for your function, under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 they must be fully registered under the District Council Door Registration Scheme. The Town Council advise that if this regulation is not complied with you will run the risk of your function being cancelled without refund.

Booking Details

Thank you for your interest in the Queens Hall. Enquires should be made to Halstead Town Council during office hours Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm on 01787 476480. Out of office hours messages can be left on answer phone. or you can e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Halstead Town Council, Queens Hall, Chipping Hill Halstead CO9 2BY

Please download the Queens Hall booking form here  pdf small


Queens Hall, Chipping Hill (Broom Hill), Halstead CO9 2BY -

FROM BRAINTREE - Turn right at the second mini roundabout.  First turning on the left after the mini roundabout, heading along Colchester Road -  opposite St Andrew's Churchyard.  

FROM SUDBURY - Last turning on the left before the mini roundabout, along Head Street - by Candy Corner.

FROM COLCHESTER - Last turning on the right before the mini roundabout - opposite St Andrew's Churchyard

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News and Events

What's on in Halstead May 2019

What's on in Halstead May 2019

maypole  MAY 2019  maypole

1st  Halstead Flower Club  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill   7.00pm – 9.30pm

2nd District & Town Council Elections   local polling stations around town  7.00am – 10.00pm

6th  May Day Celebrations- FREE Entertainment  Public Gardens, Trinity Street  2.00pm – 4.30pm

7th  Halstead & District U3A  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill  10.00am – 12.00pm

8th  Halstead Wine & Social Club  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill  7.30pm – 10.30pm

12th  Halstead & Essex Marathon  Leisure Centre, Colne Road from 10.00am

9th  Halstead & District Photographic Society  Halstead Methodist Church, New Street - 7.30pm Print of the Year Competition  - for more info contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

13th  Annual & Full Council Meeting- Members of the Public Welcome to attend Queens hall, Chipping Hill  7.15pm – 9.15pm (approx.)

15th Local Community Police Meeting   Queens hall, Chipping Hill  7.00pm – 9.00pm

15th  Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrew’s Large Hall, Parsonage Street  2.00pm

16th  Halstead Social & Tea Dance  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm Tel: 07834 467136 for details

16th  Halstead & District History Society  Baptist Church, Hedingham Rd, 7.30pm £5.00 for Visitors Lost Cheeses of Suffolk - talk by Vivia Bamford

Halstead Heritage Museum, at Queens Hall, Chipping Hill

open Wednesday & Sunday 1.30pm -4.00pm,   Ring Jim Davis  07765 406254 for details

WEEKLY   EVENTS                                                            

Monday            Halstead Road Runners  - Courtaulds Sports Ground 6.45pm-7.45pm

Monday            Halstead Art Group  - British Legion Hall, The Causeway 7.00pm-9.00pm

Tuesday           Work Club   Halstead Library, Bridge Street, 10.00am -12.00 noon – Tel: 0345 6037628

Tuesday           Gentle Yoga Conservative Club,  34 High  St.  10.30am -11.45am – Tel: 07941 351689  

Tuesday           WW-Wellness that Works Queens Hall  5.30pm -7.00pm – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Tuesday           Adult Latin American Dance Class Queens Hall  8.00pm -8.45pm – Tel: 07834 467136

Wednesday   Halstead Road Runners  -  Courtaulds Sports Ground 7.30pm -8.30pm

Thursday         Slimming WorldHalstead Town Football Ground, Rosemary Lane 9.30am – 11.00am

Thursday         Slimming WorldHoly Trinity School, Beridge Rd 5.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday         Parent & Child Yoga Conservative Club,  34 High  St.  6.00pm-7.00pm – Tel: 07941 351689  

Thursday         Vinyasa Yoga - Queens Hall  7.00pm-8.00pm  – Tel: 07546 223341 for details

Friday                WW–Wellness that Works- Queens Hall 9.00am -10.00am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Saturday          Slimming World Holy Trinity School, Beridge Rd 9.00am – 10.30am

Please note:  The office’s normal opening hours are 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday

To have your event in Halstead included in the above please contact Halstead Town Council on 01787 476480

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