Pinder Hall

The Pinder Hall from a drawing by the Cookham artist J Jewell

The Village Hall of Cookham

Registered Charity 300142

Lower Road, Cookham Rise, Berks

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The Pinder Hall is overseen by a Management Committee, some members of this committee are regular users of the Hall. 




The Pinder Hall consists of a main hall, 17.5 metres x 8 metres, accommodating up to 200 people theatre seating for such things as films and plays when chairs only are needed and 120 for events requiring tables. The Hall has a large stage (6m wide 4.5m deep) at one end which can be used for theatrical performances. There is theatrical lighting and curtains, also access to a Green Room behind.  There is full stage lighting available.  Prior notice is required if you require lighting or sound facilities. The hall can be blacked out for slide and film shows, new blinds were installed in 2008 and are maintained yearly. At the back of the hall is a sink and some rolling cabinets that can be made up into a bar or pushed aside if not needed. The floor is refurbished every eighteen months, it is marked out for badminton and can be comfortably used for such things as yoga and keep fit.


There are 13 large tables which seat six people (76cm x 182cm) and 11 smaller tables (69cm x 92cm) which seat four people. There are also 200 chairs, 100 of which are high quality upholstered type seats and backs.


At the back of the hall there is a small area that can be used as a bar, with a sink and refrigerator available.


The hall has lighting for any stage performances. There is a hearing loop installed and a PA system with four large speakers. iPods can be plugged into the system and there is a CD Player. A hand held mic is available, contact the caretaker if you require these or lighting. The mic takes PP3 batteries.


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The kitchen has a large cooker, warming oven, refrigerator and microwave. There is crockery and cutlery available and also washing up facilities. There is also a facility for heating water for tea and coffee which does not require an urn.


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At the back of the hall there are two meeting rooms. There is seating accommodation for up to twelve people in each room, if a table is used and is ideal for small meetings and interviews. The two rooms have a divider to allow them to be used as one large room if needed such as a Green Room. There are large mirrors around the walls for theatrical groups. There is a toilet available just for this area.

There is also a small office that is let on an annual basis. This office has a separate entrance at the back of the Pinder Hall and there is a small amount of space outside the office for filing cabinets. There is a telephone socket and several power points.


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There are both gents and female cloakrooms plus a separate disabled toilet. In the ladies cloakroom there is a child's toilet included.

All appropriate equipment is PAT tested, the hall is regularly checked to meet fire and gas requirements and regular risk assessments are undertaken.

The Pinder Hall has a caretaker who lives in Bank House which is adjoined to the Hall.

The Pinder Hall has been used for all sorts of events, Sports, Keep Fit, Polling Station, Blood Transfusion Service, Children's Parties, Film Shows, Pantomimes and Plays, Quiz Evenings, Exhibitions including the annual Art Club Exhibition, Dinners, Wine Tastings, Meetings, Bazaars and Fairs to name but a few of the activities. Photos of some of these activities can be seen below.



     There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the hall.





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