Page Last Updated: 17/01/2024



Main Hall Stage

The Main Hall Stage is available for use by hirers of the Main Hall. The stage is raised 1m from the hall floor and measures 6m across (not including the stage wings) and is 5m deep. The stage has numerous sets of curtains and can be used for both amateur and professional performances and is used throughout the year for shows and pantomimes. PLEASE NOTE: The main hall stage is extended by a further 1.25 metres across the full width of the hall during the pantomime season in January each year.

The Main Hall is equipped with a sound system for playing music or using with microphones. The sound system and/or microphones can be hired for use at an additional cost. Professional stage lighting is also available and may be hired for use by competent / experienced persons. The curtains are manually operated to provide maximum control / flexibility. See the equipment section for further details.

The stage can be accessed by removable steps in the main hall that can be mounted to the left or right of the stage or, during a performance, by doors on both sides at the rear of the stage from the corridor where changing rooms and toilets, for use by performers, are available. Access can also be gained to the stage area from the communal lobby if required.

The hall’s motorised projector screens are located on the main hall stage for use with the hall’s projector. The projector screens are available to hire at an additional cost and can be used by hirers with their own projector or equipment. See the equipment section for further details.


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Entertainment Equipment

Hire of the entertainment equipment includes use of the following equipment.

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Benenden Village Hall has a Buffalo 3kW 10 Litre Auto-Fill Water Boiler.

The boiler usually takes 15-20 minutes to reach ‘ready’ state.

Plastic Items

The kitchen has a selection of plastic jugs and colourful tumblers, bowls and plates that are ideal for children’s parties.

12 jugs

28 tumblers

29 bowls

14 baby food bowls

36 plates


The kitchen has a selection of different glassware that hirers are welcome to use.

78 glass tumblers

25 champagne flutes

31 small glasses

34 wine glasses

6 small stemmed glasses

11 glass jugs

Stage Lighting

The stage lighting is controlled by an ETC ColorSource 40 lighting console.


Please Note: This equipment is only to be operated by competent / experienced persons.


Benenden Village Hall has a Nelson SC45 WSDP commercial dishwasher.


The kitchen is well stocked with a selection of different crockery including cups, saucers, bowls & plates.

  • 78 cups
  • 178 saucers
  • 144 medium cups
  • 33 saucers
  • 100 small cups
  • 21 saucers
  • 109 plates (21.5 cm)
  • 133 plates (16 cm)
  • 62 bowls (16 cm)
  • 95 plates (25cm)
  • 28 plates (26 cm)
  • 57 assorted plates
  • 26 Bowls (17 cm)

Hearing Loop

The sound system in the main hall incorporates a PDA Range 500/2 Induction Loop Amplifier.

Main Hall Projector

The main hall has a projector mounted on the lighting bar in front of the stage. The projector is an NEC VT670 projector and is operated by a remote control.

The projector has two inputs, a VGA input with an HDMI adapter for use with a laptop; and a video input with an RCA plug (yellow) which can be used with the hall’s DVD player.

Sound System

The main hall is equipped with a sound system and speakers for playing music (recorded or live) and/or using with microphones.

The system is controlled by a Soundcraft Spirit E8 10-channel mixer (8 mono mic/line , 2 stereo line inputs). 

  • Marantz CD5400 CD Player
  • Marantz SD4040 Twin Cassette Deck
  • Audio Technics ATW-R160 UHF Receiver (microphones)
  • 2 x interM L1400 Professional Power Amplifiers

The audio input for use with mobile phones / devices uses a standard 3.5 mm jack plug with adapters for use with most mobile phones.

Benenden Village Hall has adapters for the following which may be borrowed:

  • USB-C
  • Micro USB
  • Lightning