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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

Coming Up Contact Notes
On Friday the 11th of August 2017
18:30 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [12A]
Doors and bar open 6.30pm, film starts 7.00 pm. Refreshments and snacks on sale. Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race to protect their precious batteries from invaders. The aliens discover that one of the Guardians has stolen the items they were sent to guard and seek vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter's parentage is revealed.
01833 660786
Discount of 50p per ticket if you see both Guardians of the Galaxy films!
On Saturday the 19th of August 2017
17:30 The Boss Baby [U] + fun family disco
Family Fun Night! Doors & bar open 5.30pm, film starts 6.00pm. Refreshments and snacks on sale. A most unusual baby arrives at Tim’s home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The impact of Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) on the family is told from Tim’s point of view - a wildly imaginative 7 year old and very unreliable narrator. But sibling rivalry must be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.
01833 660786
On Friday the 29th of September 2017 until 30 September 2017
The 6th Staindrop Beer & Music Festival
Join us for great music, great beer, great food and a welcoming atmosphere. Runs Friday 29th evening, and Saturday 30th afternoon & evening. Band line-up includes Rockroses, Los Capitanes, Upset Beat, Kitchy Retro, Dan Kilford
Morris Race
On Saturday the 07th of October 2017
19:30 Comedy Night with Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp
Show starts 8.00 pm, doors & bar open 7.00 pm Suitable for 16+. In 2009, Steve spent his summer working at a kids camp in America. Woefully ill-equipped, disastrously naïve and notoriously bad with children – this is the true story of what happened. Following two critically acclaimed sell-out Fringe runs, Steve Bugeja returns with his third solo show. BBC New Comedy Award winner, as seen on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and heard on BBC Radio 4’s Fresh From The Fringe. 'Big laughs and gentle pathos' Guardian 'Plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling' Scotsman 'Truly hilarious' Fest Mag, Chortle
01833 650930
On Friday the 13th of October 2017 until 14 October 2017
19:00 to 16:00 Art exhibition and sale
Preview evening Friday 13 October: Art Exhibition and Sale – a fabulous selection of Arts and Crafts created by members of Staindrop, Whorlton and The Witham Art Groups run by Jane Young.

On Saturday the 28th of October 2017
19:30 Jez Lowe and Steve Tilston
01833 660786
Tickets details to follow
On Saturday the 02nd of December 2017
19:30 John Wrightson Band & Bert Draycott
01833 660786
Ticket details to follow
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
01:00 to 03:00 Arts and Crafts class NEW TIME from 26/4/2017
Come and try your hand at wide range of arts and crafts! All abilities and experience welcome in this friendly group. Just contact Jane to enquire or to book a place.
Jane Young
07809 249166
09:30 to 11:30 Parent & Toddler group
Friendly group, everyone welcome! Term-time only.
Susanne Hawksby
07910 146346
16:00 to 17:15 Yoga for beginners/all abilities
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
19:30 to 20:30 Pilates for Beginners
Russ Turner, a well-established and popular tutor in the area, now runs two Pilates class in Staindrop for all levels. It's fine to just turn up, but places are limited (especially at this new Beginners' class) so you may want to contact Russ to reserve a place.
Russ Turner
07951 782657
12:30 to 13:30 Pilates - all levels
Russ Turner, a well-established and popular tutor in the area, now runs two Pilates class in Staindrop for all levels. It's fine to just turn up, but places are limited so you may want to contact Russ to reserve a place.
07951 782657
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