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: Box Office Closed

Tuesday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday: Box Office Closed


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.