Village Hall

Photograph of village hall seen from the car park.

The Village Hall stands in the centre of the main street and is the community hub at the heart of village life.  It is available for private hire and also hosts a varied programme of events which we warmly welcome you to attend.  We have a licensed bar which is run in conjunction with many of our events.

The Hall was built in 1988 to replace a splendid two-storied building where the villagers used to play billiards, read books, hold concerts and plays, and host hunt balls on it’s fully sprung dance floor, Sadly, it was far too big for a small village like Oswaldkirk. 

Recent renovations in 2019 have seen the addition of a large storeroom which accommodates all of the tables and chairs leaving the main hall clutter free for events such as yoga, short carpet bowls, dancing groups, pilates, music and drama performances.  A new layout has enabled the installation of a large fully accessible toilet and baby changing facilities along with two additional toilets.  The newly extended and fully refurbished modern kitchen is available for teas and coffee but also has the facilities for larger events, including two dishwashers, two ovens, a ceramic hob, under counter fridge and a larger larder fridge, two sinks and a boiler for instant hot water.

The Village Hall provides a venue for other events including meetings, craft workshops, art and craft fairs and private parties.  Regular monthly activities include the Oz Café, Oz Bodz Youth Club and the Pop Up Pub, the village book exchange is accessible within the Village Hall too.  It is also available for use by surrounding communities.

Current bookings, and availability, can be seen on the Events page of the village website. 

The hall is currently open for bookings in line with social distancing conventions. It is due to fully re-open by 21st June, should Government advice on the roadmap out of lockdown remain unchanged.

Floor Plan

The Village Hall is light, airy and well heated, enjoying delightful views from the newly installed windows to the south across fields and streams rising to the wooded Howardian Hills in the distance. It can comfortably accommodate up to 60 seated guests at either tables or in a theatre style layout. Standing capacity is 80 people. The Village Hall has a Premises Licence, which with the permission of the Trustees covers the sale of alcohol. Equipment available for musical events includes a piano and amplifier with speakers. A temporary stage can also be erected.
In front of the Hall is a good car park, with further free parking close by along the village street.

Village Hall Basic Hire Rates

2020: £8 per hour
For any enquiries or to make a booking contact Roger on 01439 788932 or Pat on 01439 787168 or email
For regular weekly bookings or for those who wish to book the hall for a period of more than eight hours please contact us to discuss the rates.
In addition to the Village Hall itself, the following equipment can be hired for a small charge:
• Crockery
• Cutlery
• Tables
• Chairs

Hirers’ documents