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Licensing Act 2003 - Temporary Events Notices (TENs )

A TEN is needed typically to licence the hirer to sell alcohol or to extend the opening hours. One is not needed when alcohol is provided free or brought in by participants for their own consumption. For an explanation of TENs please see:

We recommend applying and paying for a TEN online at:

Licensing of music/TV

The Village Hall has PRS For Music and PPL licences. These cover the playing of live and recorded music (for non-commercial purposes). If other licences are required in respect of any activity e.g. a TV licence, PPL for playing recorded music for a commercial activity or event, the hirer must obtain them.




The hall is a key part of village life and a place where lots of people enjoy themselves. There have been barn dances, plays, pantomimes and concerts.  

Regular activities include tai chi, sequence dancing, yoga, zumba, pilates and cinema.

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

Tansley Village Hall is a venue for Live & Local, a not-for-profit arts organisation working with voluntary groups across Derbyshire and other counties to stage music events.



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.

The Head Teacher 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/reception or an organised class, a meeting, or an art/entertainment event.

It has three rooms, the Main Hall, Meeting Room (with kitchen) and Upper Room. For large events, receptions and parties we hire out the whole Ground Floor comprising the Main Hall and the adjoining Meeting Room (with kitchen).


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 enquire about booking:


or use our online booking form.



Main hall viewed from window

Main hall viewed from stage

Main hall 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




  • Main Hall (12.5m x 6m x 4.2m high) with raised stage (5m x 4.2m), a bar area (approx 5m x 3m) and bar serving space. Facilities include central heating, 24 folding Gopak tables, 100 comfortable turquoise upholstered chairs, 80 plastic chairs, space for a bar, access and a toilet for wheelchair users, a pull-down baby changing table and four other toilets. The stage has dimmable lighting and a 3.5m-wide front-projection screen. It can seat 100 people in theatre style (for a 1 hour performance, say) or 70 around tables in cabaret style or in a U-shape for a wedding reception. It has a wireless microphone connected to a simple public address system with a hearing loop. It has a music system comprising 2 x 100 watts speakers and a sound amplifier with stereo input from Bluetooth (wireless), 3.5 mm stereo jack (socket) and USB memory stick (socket).
  • Meeting Room (7.7m x 4.6m) with additional well-equipped kitchen (3m x 4.6m)
    It is centrally-heated and seats about 25 people. Access is from and toilets are in the Main Hall. Tables and chairs are available. It can also serve as a Dining Room, Serving Room or Craft Room. The kitchen has: two commercial ovens, eight hobs, twin-bowl twin-drainer sink unit, hot drinking water dispenser, larder fridge, microwave oven, bain-marie, kettles, crockery, glassware and cutlery. It has no dishwasher.
  • Upper Room
    This seats about 20 people. It has separate outside access via a long ramp and five steps. It is not accessible using a wheelchair. It has a toilet, facilities for making tea and coffee, a small fridge, a microwave oven, folding Gopak tables, comfortable turquoise upholstered chairs and
    a portable magnetic whiteboard/flip-chart stand. It is centrally heated, carpeted and has discrete, bright LED lighting. The room is suitable for meetings and clean, dry craft activities (not painting). It is not available for use at wedding receptions.


The hourly rates (from 1st September 2022) for Tansley residents and for external users are as follows: 

Meeting Room with kitchen area (Tansley resident) £6.50
Meeting Room with kitchen area (external regular user)     £8
Meeting Room with kitchen area (external one-off hire)     £9
Upper Room with mini-kitchen & toilet (Tansley resident) £6.50
Upper Room with mini-kitchen & toilet (external regular user) £8
Upper Room with mini-kitchen & toilet (external one-off hire) £9
Main hall (Tansley resident regular user) £10
Main hall (Tansley resident one-off hire) £12
Main hall (external regular user) £14
Main hall (external one-off hire) £17
Ground floor (Tansley resident one-off hire) £17
Ground floor (external one-off hire) £24

Setting Up Time: (up to one hour) is charged at 50% of the hourly rate.


10% discount for booking consecutive days (excluding setting-up).

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

A damage/excess cleaning deposit of £100 is required for adult parties/receptions when alcohol and/or food is served.

Payment is usually required by bank transfer (direct credit) to our bank account.
Details will be provided when the booking is accepted or in our invoice.




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