Hiring a Room at Shildon Railway Institute


Our Main Function Hall and Lounge are now available to book - use the form below to enquire re availability and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

We have two spaces currently available for public hire:

The Main Function Hall

This room (see image below) is one of the jewels in the crown of the Institute. It's spacious, with enough room to seat 180 of your guests (220 with standing room). With its large dance floor and stage area it is a versatile room ideal for gigs or performances; keep fit classes; ceilidhs and dances; lectures, large meetings or conferences. As the windows have been covered over it's also ideal for showing films or projecting at any time of year, day or night and the light show for your disco or gig will look great even on the light summer nights. It's conveniently located on the ground floor making it easy to access and load equipment in to. A bar can be provided if you need this for your event.

The Hackworth Lounge

Is a small comfortable room with seating for 40 that is generally open to the public, but can by arrangement be reserved exclusively for meetings of clubs or groups, or for small parties and family occasions, whenever you want to have a room exclusively to yourselves.

Request to Book

You can use this handy online form to raise a request to book our main Function Hall or the Hackworth Lounge for anything from a meeting or small family gathering to a large party or concert.

When we receive your request we'll aim to contact you quickly to confirm availability and discuss your requirements before confirming your booking.

Do be aware that bookings are not finalised until you've been sent that confirmation from us. 

Need to cancel? No problem, you can contact us on 01388 772942