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Venue Information

The Community Centre at St Michaels Mead is a purpose built hall, incorporating a stage, suitable for theatre productions and concerts.

There is a large, well equipped kitchen for functions with a smaller serving area incorporated. and a small L shaped hall  is available for group meetings and small parties , and a carpeted mezzanine floor for a more relaxed atmosphere. The building is suitable for disabled access and an outside garden. To hire, contact Tracey Gaynor on 01279 715004 ( or for regular hire contact Anne Shirley on 01279 712146 (

Dog training sessions are not permitted in this venue. Only Guide Dogs permitted into venue.

Please Note: No 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th or 21st birthday parties are permitted at this venue.  

Parties ages 12+ are required to leave a £300 cash damage deposit.

Please Note: The use of helium balloons, chinese lanterns and naked flamed candles are not permitted at this Community Centre.

Please Note: In the unlikely event that there is a problem with the key to St Michaels Mead Community Centre, during out of office hours, contact the Tourist Information Centre, in the Town Centre tel number 01279 715001, they have spare keys and are open on Saturdays between 10:00-16:00hrs.
For emergencies, please contact the Caretaker on 07956 332814.

Pricing :
Monday-Friday except Public Holidays (prices per hour)
Hirer Main Hall 2023 Committee Room 2023 Mezzanine 2023
Private Hire* £19.50 £8.50 £6.00
OFSTED Registered Play Schools & Uniformed Groups* £11.70 £8.50 £6.00
Commercial* £23.40 £8.50 £6.00
All Hires - after 6pm on Weekends/Public Holidays £31.20 £8.50 £6.00
*Except Weekends/Public holidays after 6pm
Room Information :
Room Information:
Room Capacity (people) Dimensions
Main Hall 100 seated 150 standing, Tables and Chairs kept behind the stage, 100 red folding chairs and 20 x 6' trestle tables & 2 x 4' trestle tables, 8 x kids tables and 20 kids chairs 16.06m x 9.03m
Committee Room L shaped Hall 20-25 standing, 16 x adults seated 12 x children seated if using small chairs, 2 x kids blue tables 12 blue x kids chairs. 16 x adult chairs 2 x 6' trestle tables See area map below - this shows you the dimensions
Mezzanine 6, 1 x 6' trestle tables and 4 adult black chairs 4 x Folding red chairs See area map below - this shows you the dimensions
Stage in Main Hall 5m x3m 5m x 3m
Main Kitchen 50 x wine glasses 50 x Champagne glasses 30 x pint glasses The room capacity totals should be used as a guidance only. The numbers quoted are the absolute maximum ‘standing’ side by side capacity. Room capacity (people) totals quoted does not take into account the space needed around any front facing teacher/fitness instructor/entertainer, nor does it take into account the space taken up by the hirers/attendees equipment

Turners Crescent St Michael's Mead Bishop's Stortford Herts

CM23 4FZ
Latest News :

Fit Mat Yoga Wednesday 19:30-20:30 in the L shaped Committee Hall use the side entrance, Yoga class for all levels, bring your own mat,  stating Wednesday 1 March for further details contact Samantha email or phone 07498987009 

Monkey Music starting Monday 17 April in the Main Hall 09:00-12:00 Monkey Music classes offer a premium pre-school music education. The classes are run using a progressive curriculum specially designed for children from 3 months - 4 years with a collection of hundreds of original songs. The classes are supporting and nurturing where parents, carers and children enjoy our interactive musical activities.  for further information contact Laura email   or phone 01727301758 web address

Singing lessons : Mondays 18:00-20:00hrs Thursdays 18:15 -21:30hrs Mezzanine area;  and Thursdays 17:30-18:15hrs in Committee Room for further details please contact Emma

Friday Over 50's Access 2 Yoga  starting 6 January 2023 Main Hall 11:00-12:00 "Chair yoga is an ideal exercise for those suffering from conditions, such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, and multiple sclerosis. Chair yoga is a combination of breath work, gentle stretches and strength and conditioning exercise whilst you are stabilised on a chair. Chair Yoga offers benefits such as  increased flexibility, increased strength and an improved mental health and wellbeing. It’s particularly important for older people to stay mobile and to stay connected with others. We are a caring community group, so if you seeking to get out of the house and meet new friends, come along to Access2Yoga Chair Yoga with Chris Crooks (fully qualified 500 hr CYQ Level 4 Yoga Instructor and Special Yoga Trained). First class is FREE. Follow the link for more information: or call 07309665254 

Thursdays starting 23 March 2023, Dementia Group in the  L shaped hall use the side entrance, Group starts 10:00-15:00 for further details phone Grace 07796061366 or email

Monday Pregnancy Yoga -  in the  L shaped Hall side entrance 18:15-19:15 and  19:30-20:30 until w/c 19 February when class will move to the Main Hall 19:30-20:30 for further details contact Penny 07944416575 or email

Singing Lessons on Friday 15:30 - 20:15 in the Mezzanine and Saturdays 08:30 -10::30  in the L shaped Hall  further details contact Jenny 07837729995 or email

 Friday The Code Zone runs exciting online and in-person clubs introducing young people to the diverse, fun world of coding. Each week this exciting termly club introduces children to the diverse world of coding through hands-on creative challenges and games. £10 per session, 3 different clubs depending on age/ability Visit to book.

Saturday Zumba by Laura  10:15 -11:15 for further information contact Laura email or phone 07930050851

Tuesday  Pop Up Play Village every  3rd  Tuesday Main Hall 10-:15 -11:30 for further information contact Katie 07703013679 or email

Tuesday Kung Fu  20:30-21:30 Main hall for further information contact Elliott email phone 07971463431

Thursday Zumba Fitness  from 6 October with Adri 19:30-20:30 in the Main hall - The class that started the dance-fitness revolution and changed the way we look at a 'workout' forever. A cardio dance party that is fun, effective and best of all - its for everyone! . for further details contact 07956667434

Mondays & Thursdays Body Mechanix Pilates, clinical Pilates with a chartered and state registered physiotherapist - Mixed ability classes  13:45-14:45pm in the main hall, for further information contact Claire 07919283456 email

3rd Wednesday Kung Fu & Meditation  20:30-21:45  for further information contact Elliott tel 07971463431  email

Friday Eco-Yoga Restorative Yoga Class - Main Hall 12:45-14:30  for further information contact Judy email or telephone 07879643000

Friday Vinyasa Flow Yoga - Main Hall 09: 30-10:30 for further information contact Sam email or phone 0781103847

Sunday Kung Fu & Meditation 11:00-13:00 for further information contact Elliott tel 07971463431  email

Thursday Zumba Gold low impact for over 50's Class  10:30 in the Main Hall. For further details contact Adriana phone 07956667434  email 






St Michaels Mead Main Hall
St Michaels Mead Wedding Reception Photo shows decorated tables and chairs
St Michaels Mead Centre main hall kitchen
St Michaels Mead Centre main hall kitchen
St Michaels Mead Small L Shaped Hall
St Michaels Mead Small L Shaped Hall Kitchen
St Michaels Mead Mezzanine Area
St Michaels Mead Mezzanine Area
St Michaels Mead Committee Room Area Map
St Michaels Mead Mezzanine Area Map with dimensions