Rottingdean Village Public Hall is a traditional public venue catering for a wide range of functions, classes and societies. It was built in 1935 in the Art Deco style. Although the hall is owned by Brighton and Hove City Council, it is managed by a volunteer committee. This group oversees the running and maintenance of the hall on a not for profit making basis, entirely for the benefit of the community.
The hall is located in Park Road, which is just off the main High Street in Rottingdean close to the sea front. The High Street is a busy and historic road, with many village shops and cafes. To the north of the street is the picturesque village green and pond, the Kipling Garden, and the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches. The village is home to several old pubs. The city of Brighton and Hove is 4 miles west . Please see the "Contact" page for a map.
The Rottingdean Village Public Hall is authorised by Brighton and Hove City Council for the following activities:
Performance of music
Other entertainment falling within the Act
The hall is the largest room in the building and has a polished sprung wooden floor. The room is 9.3metres x 12.6 metres. There is a stage at one end. There are radiators sufficient to heat the hall in approximately 30 minutes. The boiler controls are in the room adjacent to the kitchen. Toilet facilities are situated either side of the front door and through the exit doors to the left of the stage.
The hall’s ceiling and wall lights are controlled by switches on the wall between the entrance doors and the ladder storage. The lighting rigs on the ceiling of the hall and above the stage are owned by Rottingdean Drama Society and cannot be used by other hall users under any circumstances.
Chairs and tables
There are enough chairs stored in the hall and in the men’s dressing room through the doors to the left of the stage, to seat 100 people in theatre style. There are 10 large and 12 small collapsible tables available for use.
The kitchen equipment available is as follows:
Dinner plates, side plates, bowls
Knives forks, spoons
Kettles, large capacity water boiler
Electric oven and hob
Hot and cold taps, double sink
Trays, chopping board
First aid kit
There are 2 additional rooms, one next to the kitchen and the other through the exit doors to the left of the stage.
There are ladies and gents toilets at the front and rear of the building.
There is a small stage with curtains. The curtains are opened/closed by a crank handle to the side of the stage. The LED strip lights above the stage and the stage apron are operated by switches to the side of the curtains. The sound system and lighting rig are owned by Rottingdean Drama Society and cannot be used by other hall users under any circumstances.
Health and safety
There is a first aid kit on the windowsill in the kitchen. Fire extinguishers are placed around the hall in accordance with current regulations.
Recycling and refuse
The Hall Board is committed to recycling and sustainability. There is a recycling point next to the hall down the path to the left. All other waste created by the user should be taken away by them.
The Rottingdean Public Village Hall is set in a residential area. Please be courteous to them by not obstructing driveways and being suitably quiet and considerate.