Portesham Village Hall 


The recent Governmental instructions have meant we need to close the village hall for all BUT the Thursday Post Office and the Portesham Surgery's flu jab clinics.

We will reopen on the 2nd December.

The main hall's legal allowance, given its size, is for a maximum of 37 persons, seated on chairs at 2 metres distance apart unless living in the same household and 15 persons for those attending exercise classes. 

We are beginning by limiting the number of groups in attendance, having the Ron Doble Room, the main toilets and the kitchen as restricted access and only allowing bottled drink to be brought in. The disabled toilet will be available and the Post Office will be open from Thursday 17th September.

Please note: Government regulations require everyone to wear a face covering while in the hall, except when sat, drinking and socially distanced and for those doing exercise classes or similar.

We are following guidance set down by Action with Communities in Rural England, who are working with the relevant Government departments, as per the following:


Information Sheet - Re-opening Village and Community Halls post COVID-19 closure

  UPDATED 21.08.20

The Management Committee is continuing to meet

monthly via Zoom and the next meeting is 16.00 Thursday

17th December. 

Should you have any questions please contact:

Tina Miller, Secretary   

Portesham Village Hall

A spacious, modern hall, situated on the edge of our historic and picturesque village in the heart of the Dorset countryside.

It has 3 rooms for hire, a small garden and a car park.


Main Hall - 20m x 14.7m including Stage 5.5m x 3.6m

The Main Hall accommodates a maximum capacity of 120 seated theatre style and has a large fitted stage with lighting.

The hall has full facilities and is suitable for conferences, celebrations and concerts. 

A 4 metre electrically operated screen and  HD Optoma EH501 digital projector with surround sound speakers are available.


Committee Room (Ron Doble Room)

4.4m x 5.4m


This smaller, comfortable room,  is accessed directly from the foyer, and is suitable for smaller functions and meetings.


There is a hatchway straight to the kitchen for serving teas and coffees.

Hardy Room

A small committee room with table and chairs seating 12.
Portable projector and screen are available with this room. 


The well fitted kitchen has a large hatch to serve the Main Hall.

It has a large expanse of worktop, 90cm electric range cooker with ceramic hob, small dish washer, drinks water boiler, microwave, fridge plus a full set of crockery, glassware and cutlery.


130 Upholstered  50 Plastic


10 rectangular aluminium tables, each seating 6-8 people

10 rectangular melamine tables, each seating 6-8 people

10 melamine square tables, each seating 4 people

Crockery and cutlery
Crockery, cutlery and glasses are available

Toilet facilities 
There are spacious Ladies and Gents toilets and a Disabled Toilet with baby changing facility.

Car Park
The adjacent car park can accommodate up to 20 cars.

Additional Documents

Hall Floor Plan

Fire Safety Instructions


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