Halls for Hire


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Responsible for allotments, amenity Areas, hiring of social centres, Lewes Road Cemetery, some play areas, some recreation grounds and war memorials

Town Council Social Centres

For information about Town Council run halls please see the separate page on this website “Social Centres” under “Town Council Services” (see above).

The following halls are not run by the Town Council:

Shakespeare Hall

Situated in Fort Road, Newhaven Shakespeare Hall was built in 1973 by the Newhaven Boys Club Committee as a purpose built resource centre for the young people of Newhaven with a stated objective of:

“To help and educate young people through their leisure time activities so to develop their intellectual, social, physical and spiritual capabilities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and as members of society”

Easily reached from Peacehaven, Seaford and surrounding area by public transport (10 mins away from Newhaven railway station and 5 mins away from a bus route), the hall is also adjacent to a public car park.


  • Sports Hall
  • Large Function Room
  • Small Function Room
  • Kitchen
  • Meeting Room

Shakespeare Hall,
Fort Road,
Newhaven, East Sussex,

01273 510784

Hillcrest Community Centre

The Hillcrest Community Centre is an Edwardian School that has been converted into a multi-space community amenity, situated near the centre of Newhaven.  It is home to many local activities and community services and rooms can be hired to suit many purposes.  It has its own cafe, free car park and easy access for the disabled.

Activities: Art and craft classes, choir, creative writing, country market, dance classes and tea dances.

Sports: Martial arts and boxing.

Hillcrest Community Centre
Bay Vue Road

01273 512376

Newhaven Enterprise Centre

Newhaven Enterprise Centre is a modern building providing small furnished incubator units for start-ups, workshops, and larger units aimed at businesses with one to ten people. It also hires out meeting rooms.

Located on Denton Island and adjoining the town centre, there is easy access by road, public transport, and by sea – the town having a regular ferry service to France. Newhaven is situated midway between Brighton and Eastbourne, about five miles south of Lewes.

For further information please contact Abi Burgess.
01273 615250

School Halls

Most of Newhaven’s schools will hire out their main halls or sports halls out of school hours.  For further information please contact the schools – their details can be found on a separate page on this website (see the tab on the left). See the entry for Seahaven Academy below.

Seahaven Academy

A community school at the top of the cliff in Newhaven. Facilities for hire include classrooms, meeting rooms, sports hall, gymnasium, tennis courts, sports fields and a technical food room. They are able to put together a package to suit individual needs and requirements. (For example, past events include birthday parties, weddings, local council meetings, local support groups and young people’s organisations.)

Contact Details:

01273 516100

Church Halls

Similarly, most of our local churches have halls available for hire.  For further information please contact the churches – their details can be found on a separate page on this website (see the tab on the left).

South Heighton Village Hall

Our neighbouring parish of South Heighton has its own village hall, also available for hire.  This is a flint building originally built in 1860 as the village school.

Contact details:
Secretary – Sophy Thorpe, 01273 513106

Denton Island Community Centre

Denton Island Community Centre has a range of rooms for hire from smaller rooms suitable for up to 3 people to larger rooms suitable for meetings of 12 – 14 people and large spaces which provide a venue for parties or conferences.  A well equipped kitchen is available for use as is office furniture and equipment and a creche is also available at the Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ Denton Island Nursery.

For more information contact 01273 517250 or email  enquiries@sussexcommunity.org.uk

Sea Cadet Hall

Newly refurbished 120m2 hall for hire. Suitable for large community groups, charities and keep fit clubs that want to hold regular weekly or monthly meetings. Refurbished with central heating, refreshment kitchen with serving hatch and tea/coffee making facilities, wi-fi and sound system. Large public car park metres away from the front door. Unavailable: Mondays 6.30-9pm, Fridays 6.30-9pm, Sunday afternoons.

Contact details:

01273 655442