Cotherstone Village Hall

The Village

Cotherstone is a delightful Dales village that has grown from an agricultural community and has been designated as a conservation area in order to help protect its character. It is bounded on two sides by the Rivers Tees and Balder with open moorland to the west. The village has a school, three places of worship (Anglican, Methodist and Quaker), two pubs (one offering food and accommodation) and a village shop and post office.

The Hall

Cotherstone Village Hall was built in 1883 as a Temperance Hall but has undergone much modernisation in recent years to provide three comfortable and well-heated rooms plus kitchen and toilet facilities, as well as a flexible stage complete with high-quality lighting. The size and layout of Cotherstone Village Hall make it an ideal choice for both private and business functions, meetings and concerts. Regular activities ongoing in the hall include Parents and Toddler Group, Teesdale Flower Club, Teesdale Day Club, Over 50s club, Thursday Club, U3A Music Group and Teesdale Players. The meeting rooms are also used by the Parish Council and the Teesdale Branch of Cancer UK. Cotherstone Village Hall has attained Hallmark level 3.


Rooms: Large hall, two meeting rooms, kitchen and toilets.

Heating: Available throughout the hall.

Maximum Capacity: The large hall is suitable for 115 persons in theatre style or 80 in conference style. There are also two meeting rooms, each suitable for 25 people, with soft furnishings and coffee tables. Maximum 140 people in the hall at any one time.

Facilities: The hall has a flexible stage with lighting. The modern kitchen facilities include a fridge, microwave, dishwasher, water boiler and cooker. There are also toilet facilities accessible to all rooms.

Equipment: The hall has a good supply of chairs and tables and there is ample crockery and cutlery available. To aid business users there is wi-fi, a photocopier, laminator and flip chart. Parking: There is a designated car park with 10 spaces opposite the hall, plus two marked accessible parking spaces to the rear; additional on-street parking is available.

Access: Level access to rear of hall with a ramp and handrails at the front.

Hire Charges

Village Groups      Standard Rate

Whole Hall                                   £31                             £85

Main Hall                                      £17                              £50

Main Hall and Middle Room £22                          £65

Millennium Room                   £14                             £30

Millennium and Middle Rooms £19                   £50

Middle Room                              £12                             £25

Use of Cooker/Kitchen           £7                              £12

Children’s Parties without bouncy castle        £30

Children’s Parties with bouncy castle               £40

Private/commercial functions are charged at the standard rate.

Registered Charity Number: 523335

email address


Mrs A Thorn – 01833 650658


  • Accessible WC
  • 2 Disabled Spaces
  • Induction Loop
  • Level Entrance
  • Parking
  • Ramp (up)
  • 6 Steps

  • Sat
    7:30 pmCotherstone Village HallJean on 01833-651980£7

    ‘Stories with Strings’ show presented by acoustic folk duo 'Fool’s Gold'.  -  a wonderful mixture of stories and music, backed up and supplemented by some stunning projected images.  The songs are a mix of very well-known songs and some originals; singing along is welcomed and laughter is more or less compulsory!  The evening will begin at 7:30, and attendees are invited to bring along their own drinks and nibbles to make for a grand evening for all.

  • Thu
    7:30 pmCotherstone Village Hall01833-650827£8

    Once again Vancouver-based indie folk collective The Fugitives are heading to the UK for a tour of venues in the North.

    Described as ‘the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues’, the band has been nominated for Best Vocal Group at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Roots Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards, opened for Canadian folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie and also played a slot at Glastonbury Festival as part of their UK tour in 2014.

    On reaching out to rural areas with their live music experience, spokesperson for The Fugitives Brendan McLeod, said: "All these shows are grass roots organised. They're put on by people in their community for people in their community. There's a spirit and aesthetic to that which matches what we're going for as a band. It means so much more to be sharing music with an audience you actually interact with, where you eat and sleep in their community, and hang out with before and after the show. It's more intimate, and meaningful. Also, we've been touring for ten years now, so we're getting older and creature comforts matter more. We want to make sure we play places where everyone can direct us to the best breakfast in town!"

    Bring your own drinks.