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Staindrop Scarth Hall

The Village

Staindrop is one of County Durham’s green villages, with mainly eighteenth century stone houses surrounding a series of interlocking greens. In 1971 the centre of the village was designated a Conservation Area in order to secure its protection and improvement.

The Hall

Scarth Memorial Hall in Staindrop village was built in 1875, in memory of Thomas Freshfield Scarth, land agent to the Dukes of Cleveland of Raby Castle.

Following an extensive programme of improvement and refurbishment the Hall now boasts a range of modern facilities including a cinema, IT suite, state-of-the-art kitchen, ramp access for wheelchairs and buggies, and stairlift access to the first floor. We offer a wide range of regular classes and activities, as well as one-off events.

It's the perfect venue for receptions and gatherings for weddings, funerals, memorials, naming ceremonies, christenings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, and more.

Scarth Hall is also ideal for holding meetings, conferences, training courses and seminars. We have audio visual facilities in the main hall and the Training room, and free wifi throughout.

The large and well-equipped Hall can accomodate fairs and sales, rehearsals, concerts, stage productions, dance events and more. We can recommend local caterers, and we'll provide a fully-licensed bar if required. See

We welcome your ideas about what you’d like to see at the hall – just email us at


See the Scarth Hall website for details of hire charges, room capacities and facilities, regular and one-off events, and information about the Hall. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!


Morris Race is 07881 248478


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What's On at Staindrop Scarth Hall

Weekly Contact Notes
18:30 to 19:30 Kick-boxing
All ages and abilities welcome.
07948 909563
19:30 to 20:30 Just Dance fitness class
Healthy vibrant workout dance exercise to music. All welcome, a friendly group
Lynn Saunders
11:30 to 14:00 Teesdale Day Clubs (Lunch)
Offering a freshly cooked 3 course lunch every Tuesday. We are a very friendly sociable club and new members are always welcome. Please call Madeleine to enquire in the first instance.
Madeleine Walton
01833 695822
09:30 to 11:30 Parent & Toddler group
Friendly group, everyone welcome! Term-time only.
Susanne Hawksby
07910 146346
10:00 to 12:00 Arts and Crafts class
Come and try your hand at wide range of arts and crafts, all abilities and experience welcome in this friendly group. Places are limited, so please contact Jane to book your place. Please use the rear door to the Hall as this class takes place in the cosy bistro area.
Jane Young
07809 249166
16:00 to 17:30 Yoga for beginners/all abilities
NEW!! Yoga class with Fiona Duke (British Wheel of Yoga). Suitable for beginners and all abilities.
Fiona Duke
07979 071944
13:00 to 15:00 New Age Kurling
No ice involved! A great activity with kurling in the newly-refurbished Scarth Hall, this is a friendly competition with two teams playing a new version of this fun activity. Meet lots of friends you haven't yet met!
Morris Race
0788 1248478
15:15 to 18:30 Dancing All Ages
Dawn Benson's dance classes for all ages children and adults. New class members always welcome.
Dawn Benson
01833 640140
Monthly (first of a month) Contact Notes
The first Tuesday of every month
18:00 to 21:00 Staindrop 50/60's Club, 1st Tuesday, monthly
Friendly group, always welcomes new members.

Pat McCalvey, 01833 660446 or Elsie Rodham, 01833 660965
The first Friday of every month
20:00 Open Mic nights
Open mic is now back in Scarth Memorial Hall after extensive refurbishment. Free entry to hear and see a wealth of local talent with music to suit all tastes. New performers are always welcome. Be the talent or see the talent! Bar and food and a warm welcome available to everyone.
Morris Race
0788 1248478
Monthly (third of a month) Contact Notes
The third Wednesday of every month
19:30 to 22:00 WI
Always happy to welcome new members; visitors are very welcome at the meetings.
Janet Whittaker
01833 660225
The third Thursday of every month
19:15 to 21:15 Parish Council Meeting
3rd Thursday each month except August and December



Take the A688 from Barnard Castle to Staindrop, approximately 4 miles. The village hall is situated on the right if you are coming from Barnard Castle and is opposite the Spar shop. It has a big circular emblem on the building. Hall Postcode: DL2 3LD