Room Hire

Orchard Hall

With a capacity of up to 150 people, a fully licensed bar facility, a sprung maple wood dance floor and a stage, Orchard Hall is suitable for hosting a range of events including weddings, conferences, training sessions, parties, dances and exercise classes.

  • Equipped with PA system and hearing loop.
  • Fully accessible
  • Dance floor – up to 9 sqm (with tables around edges, cabaret style)
  • Stage with drapes and updated lighting – 5m x 6m
  • Capacities:
    • 200 Standing
    • 160 theatre-style audience (chairs in rows)
    • Up to 120 banquet style (long or round tables, with dance floor)
    • Up to 120 cabaret style (long or round tables set around dance floor)
    • Bespoke set ups available – please ask for more details
  • 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. Bramley accommodates up to 60 people theatre style or 30/40 Boardroom style, and is fully accessible via a platform lift from the ground floor.

    A light, bright space, fully equipped with projector, screen and hearing loop. 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.


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



    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.



    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.

    At the present time we are sorry, but there is no disabled access to Discovery.

    How to Book

    Please contact us on 01904 769621 for more information.