About Us

A place where everyone feels welcome

At Hexham Community Centre we continually strive to create a place that will enrich and improve the lives of our local community; somewhere where everyone can feel welcome and valued. We hope to be instrumental in building a close knit community that we can all be proud of, where people look out for each other, and offer support, help and friendship.

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Our Story

Throughout the years, our building has enjoyed a colourful history. Commissioned in 1899 by Canon Savage, the Rector of Hexham Abbey at the time, and named the ‘Hexham Abbey Institute’. Its purpose was to provide a much needed meeting place for groups within the town; somewhere that was accessible to all, where everyone felt welcome.

In 1936 the building was gifted to the people of Hexham and a charity was set up to help continue to fulfil its purpose to support the local community.

Today Hexham Community Centre continues to grow and thrive as an important resource in our town. We support the Hexham community with groups and events, pre-school playgroup, room hire and business facilities.

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What we offer

From the moment you step inside Hexham Community Centre you’ll be treated to the warmest of welcomes. Found in the heart of Hexham, we support our community with a vibrant range of activities and services.

Events & Clubs

With weekly classes, clubs and one off events there really is something for everyone!

Events & Clubs

Community Projects

Our outreach projects aim to enrich and improve the lives of local people, helping them to feel part of our caring community.

Community Projects

Preschool Playgroup

Our Preschool Playgroup offers excellent early years childcare and education for children age 2-5 years.

Preschool Playgroup

Hire a Room

We have a range of rooms available to hire for celebrations, meetings and business use.

Hire a Room

Business Hub

We have a whole floor dedicated to supporting local business with outstanding office space and meeting rooms.

Business Hub

All through the kindness of others

So much of our success throughout the years is down to the kindness, generosity and support of our wonderful community in Hexham.

Hexham Community Centre would be lost without our dedicated staff and super-hero team of wonderful volunteers who regularly give their time, talents and expertise to help us.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your kindness makes such a difference to so many lives.

We really wouldn’t be here without you!

Thanky you!

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Support us

There are many ways that you can support Hexham Community Centre including volunteering, fundraising or making a kind donation. Any gift, no matter what size, can make a huge difference.

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Opening times

Opening times

  • Monday-Friday 8.30am-9.30pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-3.30pm
  • Sunday 9.00am-1.00pm

Opening times are subject to change. Christmas and bank holiday opening times may vary. 

How to find us

Hexham Community Centre,
Hexham & Tynedale Community Trust, Gilesgate, Hexham, NE46 3NP