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Hitchin Town Hall

Hitchin Town Hall

Hitchin Town Hall is a community facility available to hire to residents of North Herts. Extensive refurbishment of this grade II listed building has been undertaken to provide a first-class events space.

Take a look at what's on at Hitchin Town Hall here.

Mountford Hall

The newly refurbished Mountford Hall is a multi-purpose events space that is available to rent with audio/visual equipment, catering facilities, temporary bar, tables, chairs and staff on hand to facilitate your event, subject to further charges.

The hall has retained its original barrel-vaulted ceiling, with an attractive cornice decorated with roses and lavender, both of which were grown locally. The sprung floor is also original. The balcony contains attractive panels with information on the history of the Town Hall, with copies of flyers and posters showing events throughout its long history.

Bookings for Mountford Hall are available until late for events held on Friday and Saturday nights, and midnight for events held Sunday to Thursday nights.

The main feature of the Lucas Room is the splendid, tiled fireplace, with its carved wooden surround, and decorative plaster cartouche above, said to represent the Lucas family arms. Notice the attractive wrought iron window catches, and original door plates.

Lucas Room

The Lucas Room offers an intimate events space that is available to rent with Audio Visual Projection and PA system. The Lucas Room is eloquently suited for many types of events, from yoga classes to business conferences, with many original features which have been retained.

The Terrace Gallery is located in the newly built North Hertfordshire Museum, which forms part of the overall facility. The Gallery is suitable for many types of events, from canapé receptions to art exhibitions and afternoon teas. All of the exhibits are enclosed behind glass casings which allow food and drink to be consumed in the room without damage to items on display being sustained. The room itself is a large, versatile open space which includes an outside patio area equipped with modern Rattan furniture and parasols.

Booking rates from 1 April 2022

Room Community Private Commercial
Mountford Hall £55 per hour £90 per hour £120 per hour
Lucas Room £30 per hour £42 per hour £58 per hour
Terrace Gallery £60 per hour £100 per hour £135 per hour

Please see Hire Policy below for full details including terms and conditions of hire.

Although the prices shown exclude VAT, this may be charged depending on the nature of your booking.

Contact details


Facilities for the disabled

The building has full wheelchair access.

Hall capacities

Mountford Hall
Banquet (seated at round tables): 150
Theatre or Auditorium (seated in rows): 300
Standing: 350

Lucas Room
Conference (central boardroom style table): 30
Theatre (seated in rows): 65
Standing: 80

The Terrace Gallery
Available to hire after 4:30pm Tuesday-Sunday and from 9am-12pm Monday
Capacity: 120 standing

Hire available for:

  • weddings
  • conferences
  • dances
  • birthday parties
  • celebrations
  • fitness classes
  • theatre productions
  • concerts

If you want to discuss your hire or event in more detail, please contact us via the email address below


Hitchin Town Hall are able to offer a bespoke in-house catering service. We cater for all types of functions, from three course sit down meals through to finger buffets. Once we are in receipt of your hire request stating that you wish to use our catering team, Town Hall staff will arrange for you to discuss your requirements further with the Catering Manager.

Alternatively, hirers are welcome to bring in their own pre prepared/cooked food (i.e. cold buffet) If pre-prepared/cooked food is brought on site, we charge the fee appropriate to the hirer as follows:

  • Community: 60p per head
  • Private: 70p per head
  • Commercial: 80p per head

We can provide a paid bar.


Security staff may be required to ensure the safe running of your event. This is charged at £20 per hour.

Other current activities

Visit our What's on at Hitchin Town Hall page to see what's coming up.

Car parking

There are several car parks in Hitchin near to our venue.

Hire Policy


Hitchin Town Hall
Brand Street
United Kingdom