Church Street, Tansley, Derbyshire, DE4 5FH

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*Beware that for our postcode DE4 5FH some satnavs incorrectly direct people to Lea/Holloway, places three miles away to the south!


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Tansley Village Hall Photo Gallery:

Medieval Banquet 2008

Barn Dance 2009

Holywood Gala Murder Mystery 2013


Licensing Act 2003 - Temporary Events Notices (Tens )

For an explanation of Tens, a list of licensable activities and the form to fill in, please see:

Two copies of the completed form must be sent to Derbyshire Dales District Council at the address shown on the form, 'at least 10 days before the event' One copy must be sent to the police: The Licensing Dept., Buxton Police HQ, Silverlands, Buxton, SK17 6QJ

Licencing of music

The Village Hall has a PRS For Music Licence. This covers the playing of live music (not recordings). If other licences are required in respect any activity in the Village Hall (e.g. TV licence, Phonographic Performance Ltd - for playing recorded music) the Hirer must ensure that they hold the relevant licence.


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where you will find a wealth of useful information for visitors to the region
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Tansley Village Hall was used as a setting in How to Look Good Naked, Channel 4's popular makeover programme presented by fashion guru Gok Wan and produced by Maverick TV.

The hall also provides a venue for theatrical performances by amateur and professional theatre groups, hosts the village pantomime and primary school plays and provides a venue for parents' meetings.

Tansley Village Hall is a venue for Live & Local, a not-for-profit arts organisation working with voluntary groups across Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire.

The hall is the hub of village life and a place where a lot of people have a lot of fun. There have been barn dances, salsa classes, folk-dancing, belly-dancing and even a medieval banquet complete with hog roast!

It is also a great place for private parties and receptions — adults' and children's birthday parties, christenings, wedding and funeral receptions. 

Regular activities in the hall include tai chi, zumba, pilates, whist drives and bingo. The hall is also used by Tansley's Garden & Countryside ClubTansley Film, Tansley Ladies Group and Tansley Tuesday Club.

It is an ideal venue for fundraising events such as table-top sales, cream teas, auctions and quiz nights.

It is used for church events such as the harvest supper and by the local council for public meetings.

Derbyshire County Council hired the hall as a venue for a baby massage course, for babies from birth to crawling.




An episode of How to Look Good Naked featuring Tansley Village Hall was shown on Channel 4 on Monday 23rd November 2009.

Television production company Maverick spent Friday July 17th inside and outside Tansley Village Hall filming the feature slot. Production staff were joined by some 50 women for the filming, which had as its central theme beauty and fashion since the 1940s. The Village Hall was set out in a period style - wooden chairs and trestle tables, no electric clock, plastic or aluminium.

The TV series, presented by fashion guru Gok Wan, shows women how to look great with their clothes on or off no matter what their body shape. Gok, who once weighed 21 stone himself, knows what it’s like to be self-conscious about body image!


Portable Planetarium comes to Tansley!

On Wednesday morning, 16th June 2010, all the children at Tansley Primary School enjoyed an educational show in a portable planetarium within Tansley Village Hall.

The different year groups attended separate shows tailored specifically for their age-range.

Head Teacher Tracey Holmes said "It was a wonderful experience that inspired the children in learning about astronomy and the universe as part of the school's Science Week."

The inflatable Super-Dome planetarium was supplied, set-up and operated by Astrodome. One of the presenters will return to the school to answer more of the children's questions.


Tansley Village Hall

Facilities for Hire

This attractive Victorian building, renovated and refurbished in 2014, is a great place for a get-together, family party or a meeting. It's also a very attractive venue for a wedding reception. Make it your choice!

Our rates are very competitive (scroll down for details).


Getting married? Take a look at our wedding reception page.


"Beautiful and well-equipped hall which was perfect for our wedding party. Management of the hall is impeccable Chris was generous with local knowledge and helpful advice for setting up and adapting the hall for our purposes. Excellent value and all-around lovely experience!"

(Review of Tansley Village Hall published on, August 2014. Click link to see more reviews.)

To book this venue:

Tel. 01629 584243

or e-mail:

or use our online booking form.

          For a Google map showing the location of Tansley Village Hall please click HERE


Main hall viewed from stage end, set out for a wedding reception

1940s Swing Session (part of a Hen Weekend)

Main hall viewed from stage end 

Main hall set out for a cabaret-style evening of entertainment and showing stage. Curtained bar area to the right


Wedding reception in main hall


A happy day!


Dining/meeting area viewed from kitchen work area

Bar area viewed from main hall

Kitchen work area

Dining/meeting area with kitchen work area at far end

Wedding guests enjoying an Indian menu supplied by Maazi of Matlock

Dancing in the main hall

Upper room Upper room showing mini-kitchen




Tansley Village Hall has three hireable rooms:

  • The Main Hall (12.5m x 6m x 4.2m high maximum plus bar area 5.2m x 5.1m)
    The Main Hall has a stage (5m x 4.2m; platform is 0.96m above the hall floor) with lighting, a public address system & hearing loop, and a 3.5m-wide front-projection screen. Facilities also include central heating, tables and comfortable chairs, space for a bar, access & toilets for wheelchair users, and a baby changing unit. The Main Hall can accommodate around 100 people. 
  • Dining/Meeting Room with kitchen area (7.7m x 4.6m excluding kitchen area)
    This well-equipped centrally-heated room is suitable for groups of around 30 people. Access & toilets are the same as for the Main Hall, and there are tables and chairs available. The Meeting Room can also serve as a Dining Room.
  • Upper Room - this is suitable for up to 30 people. It has separate outside access via a ramp and a few steps. There is a toilet and also facilities for making tea and coffee, but no wheelchair access. The room is equipped with tables and chairs.


The hourly rates for Tansley residents and for external users are as follows: 

Upper Room with mini-kitchen & toilet (Tansley resident)         £5.50
Upper Room with mini-kitchen & toilet (external regular user)     £7
Upper Room with mini-kitchen & toilet (external one-off hire)     £8
Dining/Meeting Room with kitchen area (Tansley resident) £5.50
Dining/Meeting Room with kitchen area (external regular user) £7
Dining/Meeting Room with kitchen area (external one-off hire) £8
Main hall (Tansley resident regular user - e.g. Tai Chi, Painting, Ladies Group, Tuesday Club) £9
Main hall (Tansley resident one-off hire - e.g. party, reception, meeting) £10
Main hall (external regular user - (e.g. Pilates) £13
Main hall (external one-off hire - e.g. party, reception, meeting, polling station) £15


Setting Up Time (up to three hours and not for more hours than the event itself) will be charged at  one third of the room charges per hour.                     


10% discount for booking two or more rooms. 10% discount for booking two or more consecutive days.

The total charge will be rounded up to the next £1.




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