Downham Market Town Hall

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Downham Market Town Hall


The Town Hall is mid-Victorian and was erected as a memento of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887. It is a building of white and moulded brick, relieved by brown carrstone panels in the Renaissance style, and designed by a firm of London architects for the Town Hall Company, who raised the capital (£1,700) to cover the cost of construction by public subscription, and came from people in all walks of life.

In the 1970's the Town Hall was passed to the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk for them to manage along with a number of other facilities within the boundaries of Downham Market. In 2008 the building was passed back into the care of the Town Council and so it remains today.

The Town Hall is a place for the people of the town and area to meet, to arrange and attend a wide variety of functions and events.

There are currently three meeting rooms in the building that are available for hire for almost any type of function that the hirer wishes from wedding receptions to book sales, from theatrical presentations to public meetings.


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Civic Function in the Town Hall

Theatrical Presentation Rehearsal

Christmas Party



The Grand Hall (Main Hall) has an adjacent kitchen area and stage. This room is equally suitable for dinner/dances and quiz evenings. The stage has basic stage lighting and there are also the facilities for large screen cinema/conference presentations. Tiered seating is available with a seating capacity of about 180. A wide variety of seating arrangements can be accommodated to suit whatever type of event is planned with a maximum capacity of about 280 people.



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Coffee Morning in the Town Hall Clock Room



The Clock Room (formerly Bar Room) has a door opening onto the Town Square and can again be used for anything from coffee mornings to smaller meetings and discussion groups. The seating here is limited to 52. A bar space is available for serving hot or cold drinks and light snacks.

The Assembly Room is accessed by two short flights of stairs to the first floor. This room is also suitable for small conferences or meetings and has regularly been used for yoga sessions. The maximum seating capacity here is 72. 


Downham Market Town Hall postal address is 6 Market Place, Bridge Street, Downham Market. Norfolk PE38 9DE

More information about the hire of these rooms is available from the Town Council Office at 15 Paradise Road, Downham Market PE38 9HS telephone 01366 387770 or by email to

Copy of the regulations (in PDF format) for hiring all or part of the Town Hall can be accessed below

Town Hall Booking package 



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