The Centre re-opens fully from 26th July 2020 

To hire, contact Tracey Gaynor on 01279 715004 ( or for regular hire contact Anne Shirley on 01279 712146 (

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 that 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.

NB: The use of helium balloons, chinese lanterns and naked flamed candles are not permitted at this community centre.

NB: 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.  In all other cases of where you cannot gain access and no one else is available please contact  07956 322814 or Mr J Wyllie on 07799 595045

Monday-Friday except Public Holidays (prices per hour)
HirerMain Hall 2020Small Hall 2020Mezzanine 2020
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: 

Disco Diva Dance Class starting Wednesday 9 September 2020 16:00-17:00 in the Main Hall for further details contact Mandy phone 07703272664 or email

Pilates with Adr Potts (Mixed Abilities)starting Thursday 10 September 2020 19:30-20:30 in the Main hall - Pilates helps to strenghen your deep core muscles (your powerhouse) and improves your posture through the elimination of muscle imbalance. It can also help to ease bacl pain by mobilising the spine and stabilising your pelvis. The exercises are easy on your joints and also target other areas of the body such as shoulders, hips and knees, additionally, Pilates help improve co-ordination and strenghen your pelvic florr muscles. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MAT. for further details contact Adri 07956667434 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, Starting: 17th August 2020 for further information contact Claire 07919283456 email

Hartbeeps award winning creators of musical sessions for under fives - starting Tuesday 8 September 2020 in the Main Hall 09:30-12:30 for further information contact Sharon 07779100053 email

Baby Ballet for boys & girls from 6 months to 6 years - classes starting Saturday 10:15-13:00 Monday 09:15-11:45 Wednesday 09:15-11:45 for further information contact Catherine 07984124404 email

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

Eco-Yoga Restorative Yoga Class starting Friday 28 February 2020 Main Hall 12:45-14:30  for further information contact Judy email or telephone 07879643000

Joy Dance Fit Yoga  Friday - Main Hall 10:30-11:30 for further information contact Sam email or phone 0781103847

Kung Fu & Meditation Sunday  10:00-13:00 for further information contact Elliott tel 07971463431  email

Zumba Gold low impact for over 50's Class on Thursdays (10:45-11:45) in the Main Hall. For further details contact Adriana phone 07956667434  email 

Guitar Lessons  Thursday  Contact Jake 07454164648