Corporate Meetings and Events

The Folk Hall has five bookable meeting rooms with capacities from 2 to 180 people. Our experienced team will help guide you to the most suitable room, layout and resource requirements, as well as set up the room and clear furniture away after your booking.

We have a range of catering options available for your booking from hot or cold drinks and light bites to three course served meals prepared and served by our catering team. We can cater for a wide range of dietary requirements and allergens.

Orchard Hall

With a capacity of up to 180 people, a large variety of room set up styles and possibilities, Orchard Hall is suitable for hosting a range of events including conferences, talks, exhibitions, meetings, training sessions and competitions.

  • Fully accessible
  • Capacities:
    • 180 Standing
    • 160 theatre-style audience (chairs in rows)
    • Up to 120 banquet style (long or round tables)
    • Up to 80 cabaret style (round tables)
    • Up to 60 Classroom style
    • Up to 40 Horseshoe style
    • Bespoke set ups available – please ask for more details

Available Resources

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full surround sound PA system with microphones
  • Portable Bose PA system with microphone
  • Portable Projector and Screen
  • Flipcharts
  • Equipped with fixed hearing loop
  • Photocopying and printing service available at reception
  • Stage (5m x 6m) with drapes and lighting system
  • Fully Licensed Bar for functions and pre-booked events


Bramley is the second largest room available at the Folk Hall, and is situated on the first floor with full access via our platform lift. A light, bright space, with good ventilation, Bramley is suited to a range of activities such as meetings, presentations, training sessions, smaller parties, and low-impact exercise such as yoga.

Please note that for Fire Safety reasons there is a maximum of three wheelchairs allowed in this room.

  • Fully accessible via platform lift
  • Capacities:
    • Up to 60 Theatre Style
    • Up to 30 Boardroom Style
    • Up to 30 Classroom Style
    • Up to 20 Horseshoe style
    • Bespoke room set ups available – please ask for more details

Available Resources

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mounted projector and screen with HDMI wall connection
  • Flipcharts
  • Portable Bose PA system with microphone
  • Fixed Hearing Loop
  • Photocopying and Printing service available at reception
  • Multiple power sockets for connecting laptops, tablets etc


Russet is the Folk Hall’s dedicated small meeting and training room, with a capacity of up to 16 people, boardroom style. The room is situated on the first floor and is fully accessible via a platform lift from the ground floor.

Available Resources

  • Wall mounted TV screen for presenting
  • Flipcharts
  • Multiple power sockets for connecting laptops and other multimedia equipment
  • Fixed Hearing Loop


The Folk Hall’s smallest room, Pippin, is ideal for tutoring/mentoring sessions, interviews, or as an ad-hoc office space. The room is equipped with a small meeting table with 2 chairs, and a single desk. Capacity up to 2 people. Can also be used as a smaller breakout space. Pippin is situated on the first floor and is accessible via the platform lift. A portable hearing loop is available in the room.

Break Out Spaces

As part of your event we can also offer break out spaces for you and your delegates to utilise when smaller group work is needed or just as a set area to take a break in during the course of your event. We have Russet Breakout, Rowntree and Lambourne which are all located on the first floor and the mezzanine. These are ideal as breakout spaces due to their close proximity to both the Russet and Bramley rooms.

These can be set up with extra elements, such as flip charts and with extra chairs and layouts as required. These spaces are all accessible via the platform lift.


Discovery is used for a range of community and young people’s activities in collaboration with Open Shop. The room was completed ready for the Folk Hall official re-opening and celebration weekend in September 2018, designed by pupils from Joseph Rowntree School and New Earswick based artist, Liz Foster.

There are limited opportunities for booking this room, and the room would be suitable for informal meetings of up to 20 people, or small group activities such as music groups, craft workshops or training sessions.

Currently the Discovery room is not available for booking due to the ongoing works to make the room fully accessible via a ramp. This is due to finish early 2023.

How to Book

Please contact us on 01904 769621 or email for more information.