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The hall in the heart of the town

Christchurch's Permanent Commemoration of the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Druitt Hall - High Street - Christchurch - Dorset - BH23 1AB

Availability / Bookings Enquiries: See below or email bookings@druitthall.org.uk or call 07934 912672

Health and Safety Information

H&S Information for operational and maintenance purposes and for works proposed or in progress is available here.

The Main Hall

The hall has dimensions of approx 7.3 x 14.9 m (24 x 49 feet).
The vaulted ceiling rises from a height of 2.5m to 3m in the centre.
The space is brightly-lit with an alternative choice of more subdued lighting.
Power sockets are available all around the walls.
Access to Druitt Hall's wi-fi is included.
A CO2 monitor provides guidance on ventilation of the hall.
An extractor fan is provided to assist with ventilation and the refurbished windows allow secure, controllable ventilation.
Heating is by high-level electric radiant panels that heat the space quickly.
The restored parquet flooring is great for all sorts of activities!

A publicly-accessible defibrillator is provided in an exterior
cabinet on the front of the building (see bottom of this page).

Entry to the hall is through the double front doors (which has a low step).
However, level access is provided via a power-operated door at the side facing onto Druitt Gardens (picture below).

The large entrance lobby gives access to the modern Male and Female toilets
plus a fully-compliant accessible WC.
The lobby opens via double doors onto the main hall.

Rear double-doors (a fire exit) from the hall face onto Druitt Gardens
and can be opened for ventilation and level access to avoid passing through the lobby.
Hirers are encouraged to consider their security and energy-saving if opting to open external doors.

The hall has both efficient, bright-white LED lighting (ideal for activities and crafts)
AND a subdued lighting option for more relaxed occasions.

Hire of the hall includes use of the kitchen (details below), 26 assorted-size tables (3ft to 6ft),
further folding 'picnic' tables, and 70 cushioned folding chairs.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is bright and clean, with modern units an electric hob and two electric fan-ovens.
It was declared 'open' as part of the Christchurch Food Festival in May 2015.

The room dimensions are approx 3 x 4.8 m (10 x 16 feet).

There are two built-in ovens, a 900 mm (3 ft) radiant-electric hob, refrigerator, microwave oven,
auto-fill (beverage) hot water dispenser, pump-action hot water dispensers, cutlery and crockery.

The kitchen has a serving hatch opening into the hall.
It has a hygiene rating of '5' and can cope with events whose needs range from making and
dispensing drinks to preparing and serving cooked meals.

The serving hatch opens directly into the main hall.
(Cakes by Dorset Made Food - delicious - try them on a Monday morning!)

Toilet Facilities

The original 1950's facilities have been completely modernised with all-new fittings and increased capacity.
We have tried to retain the "50's ambience" while providing modern fitments, flooring, driers, fans etc

There are separate Male and Female toilets PLUS a DDA-compliant accessible WC,
added by DHCA with the assistance of grant-funding from Dorset Community Foundation.

Use of these facilities is included in the hire of the hall (on a shared basis with the hirer of the meeting room).
Your hire is a 'private hire' - public use of the facilities is at your discretion.


Here is the 2016 video filmed by Nigel Cook in support of our first (successful) bid for an extended lease.


Thanks to a private sponsor the hall boasts a defibrillator housed in a secure case on the front wall.
It is availabe for public use and is registered on the national service 'The Circuit'.
If you need to use it, call 999 and the ambulance service will provide the code to open the cabinet.
The 999 call-responder will give guidance (the machine also gives spoken instructions!).
The machine will tell you which pads are fitted - eg it will announce "Adult Pads".
If treating a child (of 0 to 8 years) then different pads must be fitted - these are provided in the defibrillator bag.

Information about this defibrillator can be found here.