Grampound Village Hall is in the recreation ground on Fore Street, Grampound (the A390) midway between Truro and St Austell. The hall is behind Grampound with Creed Primary School. (Directions to us)
The hall is owned by the charity, Grampound with Creed War Memorial Recreation Ground and Public Hall. The trustees of the charity are all local residents who administer the hall for the benefit of the local community. On Monday to Friday daytimes during school terms, the primary school has use of the hall. In the evenings, at weekends and during school holidays, the community has use of the hall.
The hall is a venue for theatrical shows; a film club runs one evening a month; coffee mornings to support Grampound Carnival have replaced the monthly local produce markets; and antiques markets are held in the hall each month; art and craft fairs are held at least three times a year; and 2023 saw the return of the Grampound Beer Festival. The hall is available for hire for groups or individuals wishing to hold regular or one-off events.
The public convenience in the grounds is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is fully accessible and has baby changing facilities.
There is a public access defibrillator on the wall of the hall behind the bicycle shed. See further details at outside the hall.
The car park is free for those people using the facilities at or in the grounds of the hall. For others, there is a charge, see car park.
Grampound Village Hall is an excellent venue for theatre shows and films. With its raked seating it can comfortably accommodate more than 100 people all with an excellent view of the stage or screen.
The hall has played host to a wide range of local and touring theatre groups. In many years there have been more than 20 live shows. The dates are determined by the timetables of the theatre companies. The shows have been running since the hall opened in 2004 and, in October 2015, the hall celebrated hosting its 200th show. Over 10,000 people have attended the shows in that time. During the Covid pandemic, live shows ceased for a couple of years. Gradually, over the past year or so, we have been trying to re-establish the hall as a venue for regular shows.
Theatre groups that come to Grampound include:
Miracle Theatre • Baroque Theatre • Untold Theatre • North South Theatre • Trebiggan Productions
Tangram Theatre Company • Joli Vyann • Cornwall Youth Theatre • Pipeline Theatre
Nearta Theatre • Trifle Gathering Productions • cscape dance company • Scary Little Girls
Fathom Theatre • Protein Dance • Publick Transport • Gwary Teg • The Foundry Group
Prodigal Theatre • Owdyado Theatre • Scratchworks Theatre • Little Earthquake Theatre
Coppice Theatre • Brainfools • Gonzo Moose • Spies Like Us Theatre
Tickets for shows can be obtained as follows:
Grampound Film Club started under the umbrella organisation, C-fylm, in May 2016. It runs on the first Wednesday of each month. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the film starts at 7.30 p.m. There is an interval for refreshments.
Moviegoers must become members of C-fylm which costs £6 per annum (calendar year basis). You can join the first time that you come to the Film Club. This money goes to C-fylm to help pay for the licence from the Motion Picture Licensing Company and it covers admission on that first visit. Thereafter, entry to each film costs £3 per person.
If you would like to be added to our mailing lists for forthcoming shows and films, please email us with your details.
Note that on weeks when the Arts and Craft Fair is being held in the hall, the evening users will not be able to use the hall.
The Rainbows, Brownies and Guides meet in the hall on Thursdays:
For further information, please call Claire Waters on 07912 934954.
Pilates classes run by Suzy Diaz.
Tuesday evenings at 6.30 p.m.
The bonsai club meet in the hall on the last Wednesday of each month. For further information, see Cornwall bonsai society website.
The W.I. meet in the village hall meeting room on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. For further information, contact Carole Bowling (President) on 01726 884098 or email@example.com See also Cornwall WI website.
The Garden Club meets in the hall on the second Wednesday of the month (not every month). For further details, email Kathy Wells or telephone Kathy on 01726 337453.
Grampound Bowling Club use the hall on alternate Friday evenings for Prize Bingo. All welcome. Eyes down 7.30 p.m.
Also, from time to time, horse racing nights. Watch video recordings of horse races and bet on the outcome - great fun!
Michael Bunney, Cornwall Councillor for St Mewan and Grampound, holds constituency surgeries in the hall each month, usually on the last Tuesday of the month. Email Michael Bunney
The village hall offers a variety of facilities for hire. These include a large hall suitable for sports, theatre, fairs, events, wedding receptions, birthday or anniversary parties for adults or children. The raked seating can be pulled out on request - this can seat up to 100 people comfortably. A stage can also be assembled on request.
Hire rates are:
For availability of the hall and to make a booking, please contact Simon Fann 01726 883874
The hall is situated on Grampound recreation ground. Within the grounds are the football pitch, the play area, the bowling club, the village store and coffee shop, the primary school and a public convenience. Along Fore Street, 50 metres west of the village hall is the Ham Field. Please note that the car park is free for people using any of the facilities in the grounds of the hall. For further information, see car park.
Within the car park outside the village hall is situated the community owned shop and coffee shop. The shop stocks a wide range of food, drink and household items including bread, milk, cheese, cream, wines, beers, pasties, snacks, cereals, biscuits, tinned foods, fresh sandwiches, vegetables, cold meats, cleaning products. The coffee shop serves freshly ground coffees, teas, cakes, and toasted paninis. An outreach post office operates from the coffee shop on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m. until 1.30 p.m.
For further information, see Village store website
Attached to the wall of the hall behind the bicycle shed, is a defibrillator. Public Access Defibrillators are located in public places accessible in an emergency and can be used without any training by following the voice instructions given by the machine.
In the case of a medical emergency, it is imperative that someone rings 999 as soon as possible. Tell the operator what the issue is and advise them that there is a public access defibrillator close at hand. Ask them the code for the box. Then, if appropriate go to the defibrillator. In order to open the box, enter the four-digit code then press the button with the tick mark. Remove the defibrillator and follow the instructions given by the machine.
The play area is owned and run by the village hall. It was refurbished and re-equipped in 2015 with most of the cost covered from s106 open space monies that were derived from the planning permission granted for the building of the Old Tannery estate. The play area is open to children of all ages.
In January 2023, a new roundabout was installed to replace the old one that had been taken out of use a couple of years ago because of concerns about its safety. The new roundabout benefits from having easy access for all children including wheelchair users.
The play area is visually inspected each month and a full inspection of the equipment and facilities is carried out by RoSPA annually.
There is a unisex toilet suitable for all. The toilet was handed over by Cornwall Council to the village hall in April 2016. The village hall is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the facility. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The toilet is suitable for use by people with disabilities. There is also a baby-changing table. The village hall receives a grant from the parish council to cover the costs of operating the facility.
In August 2016, after a local fund-raising initiative, Grampound's toilet has been twinned with a school block of toilets in Sierra Leone, a country like many others that is in desperate need of improved toilet facilities.
Within the recreation ground, Grampound Bowling Club has its bowling rink and clubhouse. The club was founded in 1927 and is still going strong.
For further information about the club, see the Grampound Bowling Club website.
Grampound Football Club has a lease on a large part of the recreation ground covering its football pitch and a training area. The area is maintained by the football club although the grounds are open to all users provided they take care not to cause damage to the football pitch and to respect the rights of the club.
Further information on the football club on Grampound FC website.
Grampound with Creed C of E primary school is situated between the main road and the village hall. The village hall and the school have a close working relationship and the school has use of the hall Monday to Friday daytime during school terms.
For further information about the school, see School website.
50 metres west of the recreation ground is the Ham Field. This land was kindly donated to the village hall by the Ham family who used to live at Penbetha across the road. The village hall has obtained grants from Grampound Community Fund and from s106 open spaces monies and has carried out works to make the field suitable for use by the community: by the schoolchildren, by the rainbows, brownies and guides, and by the general public. It is suitable for picnics, barbeques, outdoor play and learning etc.
Strictly no dogs in the field please, except for assistance dogs.