In line with the Government guidelines regarding the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities, the Stanley Civic Hall is open as a learning space only*.

Access to the building is restricted to users and appointments only, any enquiries should be made by calling 01207 299110, between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Anyone permitted access to the building will be required to:

  • Wear a face covering (unless exempt)
  • Scan the NHS Track and Trace QR code upon entering or provide a contact name and number where you do not have access to a smart phone
  • Wash hands frequently or Use the hand sanitiser stations located around the building
  • Follow the one way system at all times
  • Follow the social distancing markers at all time.

The Civic Hall Staff would like to thank you for your continued co-operation and understanding in what is a difficult and unprecedented time for everyone.

*Use of the building is subject to change at any time

Stanley Civic Hall

Enjoy the best in live entertainment, make use of modern meeting space, come together as a community – whatever the occasion, make it one to remember at Stanley Civic Hall.

Built in 1961, the venue in the heart of County Durham boasts the Alun Armstrong Theatre, a state of the art independent cinema, has modern fully-equipped kitchens and a host of meeting spaces for any occasion.


From marvellous musicals to popular pantomimes, side-splitting stand-ups to jaw-dropping drama – take in a show at the Alun Armstrong Theatre.

With a chock-a-block programme of entertainment, the Theatre is one of the few remaining community venues in the region and comes alive when an enthusiastic audience fills the seats for a tub-thumping performance.

Box Office open times

Monday: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Wednesday: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 8:00pm

Friday: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 1:00pm


Step into the spotlight on your special day at Stanley Civic Hall.

Traditional or modern, lavish or minimal, wonderful or even weird, we will ensure the only fuss at your wedding is over the bride and groom.

The perfect location in the heart of Stanley town centre, the Civic Hall is an impressive venue, able to cater for a host of unique wedding requirements.

Stanley Civic Hall’s experienced staff will make sure your ceremony and reception are as special, memorable and unique as they can possibly be.


On the doorstep of large business clusters in Durham, Gateshead, Chester-le-Street and Newcastle, Stanley Civic Hall is the perfect location for events, training and meetings.

With large or small rooms that can be set up to meet the needs of clients’ events, Stanley Civic Hall can also provide catering, sound systems, monitors and wireless connectivity, not to mention on-the-day support from our specialist crew.

Parking can also be reserved for users of the Civic Hall corporate offer and block bookings receive a discount.


Stanley Civic Hall is a community hub, a central point in the town that hosts a variety of groups, events and occasions for all ages.

Family birthdays, sporting club awards nights, weight-loss programmes, mixed martial arts contests, community group meetings, charity events, cooking lessons…you name it, we do it.

With a wealth of meeting space and rooms for hire, Stanley Civic Hall is an attractive and accessible location for events, shows, performances and occasions – make it your venue of choice.