A Beautiful Hall for Hire in Lewes

Cliffe Hall in the early evening
Inside Cliffe Hall looking towards the North West
View  from the Stage to the Door to the Lobby
Facing the West Wall from the Stage
Wider view of the Far North West
View of the Stage in Cliffe Hall
The Stage at this Point In Time
Cliffe Hall's Compact Kitchen with facilities
Views into the Kitchen and into the Hall
Cliffe Hall situated behind St Thomas a Becket Church
Cliffe Hall in the centre of the quiet Precinct

The Cliffe Hall was purpose built in 1989 to provide space for a wide range of community activities. It is owned by The Cliffe Feoffees, a small charity granted in 1603 to support repairs to the St Thomas a Becket Church and to support people in need in The Cliffe Parish—the area was recently widened to be able to support people anywhere in Lewes.

The Hall sits in the middle of a peaceful residential precinct behind the ancient St Thomas a Becket Church, near the East end of Cliffe High Street—an attractive, bustling and historic area of Lewes. Yet, just two minutes walk away from the Hall, you can climb Chapel Hill and enjoy the beauty of the soft rolling hills of the South Downs. See Location for details of the area, parking, travel and directions.

Key things you might like to know

We would be delighted to welcome you to our light and spacious Hall for a wide variety of classes, workshops, seminars, concerts, celebrations, community fundraising, wakes, children's parties and many other activities in this truly lovely space. 

  • Capacity: The Hall floor is 95m2 and the raised stage 15m2. We can seat 80 people but numbers depend on the activities, so please see Facilities for more information.
  • Hire Charges: Our hourly rate is £16. There is a refundable key deposit of £30 and for parties a security deposit of £75. The normal minimum hire is 2 hours but we are happy to slot in regular hourly sessions where possible. Higher rates apply to corporate commercial use. Please see Booking for more information and how to book.
  • Features: include a lovely sprung wooden floor; very good acoustics; large electrically operated screen and projector table; good broadband; induction loop and pa system; a compact kitchen; good facilities for wheelchair users; central location and plenty of parking and easy access to trains and buses for participants; free parking for hirers and free listing on our "What's On" page. See Facilities for full details.

“A great multi-purpse venue.”

S.E. march 2024

“A friendly Hall that is kept clean and tidy. A delight to use for smaller events.”

R.C. september 2023

“A lovely space. It feels warm and welcoming. Great facilities. Very clean.”

R. A. march 2023

“A lovely space with all the facilities we needed.”

B. W. march 2023

“Very clean and well managed community hall in Lewes. The warmth of a wood floor and an open beam wood cathedral ceiling cocoon you as you look out of the many windows. An airy and special place with good vibes.”

R. A  september 2022

“Beautifully restored and elegant meeting hall. Full facilities.”

P. C  july 2022

“Really nice hall, well maintained and easily accessible.”

T. W. april 2022