The Great Hall

Mary Berry Hall

The Great Hall and ancillary rooms are fully refurbished as a community facility for performances, sports and a wide range of community activities and events. The hall has a capacity of 200 people (seated) and the meeting room can hold 30 people (seated).


  • Staging
  • Main Hall
  • Meeting Room
  • Large Foyer
  • Kitchen
  • Servery
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Changing Facilities
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi
  • 40 Car Parking Spaces


  • Sound System (£25 per session)
  • Stage Lighting (£50 per session)
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Urn

Fashion show
Internal Hall

Hire Rates for the Great Hall and Meeting Room

Our hire rates vary depending on how much of the building and our equipment you need to use and whether it is a commercial hire, a community group, private individual or a member of our friendship scheme. Please see our new hourly hire rates in the table below. If you are a charity or business, please contact the office to discuss hire rates.

Friendship Scheme Private Individual
Great Hall £20 £25
Meeting Room £10 £12
Whole Venue £30 £37

A separate cheque for £150 (made payable to Cholsey CDT) needs to be made with your booking and payment in full must be received at least 4 weeks before your event to confirm your booking. The damage deposit will be held with your booking form and returned or shredded after your event if there are no damages, extra cleaning or other charges required. You will be allowed 30 minutes before and after your event for setting up and clearing away. If you need longer you will need to extend your booking time. If you are interested in hiring the hall, please contact the CDT Office to discuss your requirements. Please note, additional charges apply to use the stage, sound system and stage lighting.

Regular Activities in the Great Hall

The Great Hall has a busy programme of weekly fitness classes and musical rehearsals. Weekly Activity Timetable

Monday 11:00-13:00 Get Fit/Keep Fit for the over 60’s Main Hall
16:15-17:15 First Steps Ballet Main Hall
18:15-19:45 Ady’s Yoga Main Hall
20:00-21:30 Cholsey & Wallingford Concert Band Main Hall
Tuesday 09:30-10:45 Pilates Main Hall
18:15-19:15 Ballet Be Fit Main Hall
19:30-22:30 Cholsey Short Mat Bowls Club Main Hall
Wednesday 09:30-10:45 Pilates Main Hall
19:00-20:00 Adult Beginners Ballet Main Hall
Thursday 09:45-11:15 Pilates Main Hall
18:00-19:00 ZUMBA! Main Hall
19:15-20:15 Strong Nation HIIT Main Hall
Friday 10:00-12:00 Cholsey Table Tennis Club for the over 60’s Main Hall
Sunday 09:30-12:30 MF Martial Arts Main Hall

If you are interested in bringing a class to the Great Hall, we offer an introductory hire rate and help you get established. Please talk to us today!