This centre will re-open 12 April 2021 - please refer to the Government Guidance for the list of exempt groups/activities). 

Note: Private parties and social gatherings are currently not permitted with the exception of wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions and memorial services following a funeral and these are limited to a maximum number of people that set by the Government.  Please refer to the latest government guidance for the maximum number of people currently permitted to attend your function. 

From 12 April -  Community Centre can re-open for indoor children's activities (with up to 15 parents - children not included in this number) and other exempt activities.

From 17 May -  Indoor adult excercise classes will be permitted   

Above dates are subject to change

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.

Monday-Friday except Public Holidays (prices per hour)
HirerMain Hall 2020/2021Small Hall 2020/2021Mezzanine 2020/2021
OFSTED Play School, Uniform Groups£11.28£10.20£5.10
Private Hire & Charity£20.50£10.20£5.10
Weekends/Public Holidays after 6pm - All hirers£28.70£10.20£5.10
Room Information: 
Room Information:
RoomCapacity (people)Dimensions
Main Hall 54.1ft x 29.11ft / 16.5m x 9.1m 100 seated 150 standing / Covid-19 max standing capacity = 30 unless(may be extended to 38 @ 2m but only by special arrangement with BSTC)Tables and Chairs kept behind the stage = 100 red folding chairs and 20 x 6' trestle tables & 2 x 4' trestle tables, 6 x kids red tables and 20 red/brown kids chairs
Small Hall20-25 standing, 15 adults seated/12 children seated if using small chairs. / During Covid-19 max capacity = 6 @ 2m 2 x kids blur tables 12 blue x kids chairs. 15 x adult blur chairs 2 x 6' trestle tables 2 x 4' trestle tables
Mezzanine10 / during Covid-19 max capacity = 6 @ 2m 1 x 6' trestle tables and 4 adult black chairs & 6 red folding chairs
Stage in Main Hall5m x 3m
Turners Crescent St Michael's Mead Bishop's Stortford Herts
CM23 4FZ (map)
Latest News: 


Eco Restorative -Yoga class starting Saturday 11 September 2021 10:15-11:15 Main Hall for further information contact Judy email or pghone 07879643000

Kung Fu starting Tuesdays  20:30-21:30 Main hall for further inofrmation contact Elliott email phone 07971463431

Little City various Tuesdays in Main Hall for further details contact Beth email or phone 07825992016

Zumba Fitness  with Lusia starting Thursdays 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 Lusia 07842213554 email

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

Kung Fu & Meditation starting 2021 on the  3rd Wednesday of each month  20:30-21:45  for further information contact Elliott tel 07971463431  email

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

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

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

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






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