Hitchin Town Hall - Booking Information

Hitchin Town Hall is a community facility available to hire to residents of North Hertfordshire. Extensive refurbishment of this Grade II Listed Building has been undertaken to provide a first class events space.

Take a look at our calendar of events, view some photos of the newly refurbished space and find out further information on the facility.

Make a provisional booking

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 2am for events held on Friday and Saturday nights, and midnight for events held Sunday to Thursday nights.

Lucas Room

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.

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.

Venue details

Booking Rates: 
Room Community Private Commercial
Mountford Hall £55 per hour £85 per hour £115 per hour
Lucas Room £30 per hour £40 per hour £55 per hour

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


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

Contact Details: 
Current User Groups: 

If you are interested in using the facility please email hitchintownhall@north-herts.gov.uk

You can make an online booking here

Facilities for the Disabled: 

The building has full wheelchair access

Hall Capacities: 

Mountford Hall
Banquet: 150
Theatre or Auditorium: 300
Standing: 350

Lucas Room
Standing: 80
Conference Style: 30
Theatre Style: 50

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

Kitchen Facilities: 


We ask all customers who are requesting on-site preparation and cooking of food to ask their suppliers to complete forms so that they comply with Food Standards Agency information. We then charge 10% commission for use of our kitchen facilities based on the invoiced amount.

If food is brought on site, we charge the fee appropriate to the hire as follows:

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


We can provide a paid bar, or alternatively corkage fees are charged as follows:

Bottle of beer/cider/bitter £1.00 per bottle
Bottle of wine/champagne £4.00 per bottle
Bottle of spirit £5.00 per bottle

If you wish to discuss catering and bar facilities for your event or if you are a prospective supplier wishing to join our suppliers list, please contact us via hitchintownhall@north-herts.gov.uk

Other Current Activities: 

For more information about regular events at Hitchin Town Hall and other dates for your diary, please visit our What's on at Hitchin Town Hall page.

Other Information: 

Car Parking

There are several car parks in Hitchin.

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