The Guildhall & Carnegie Room Complex
The present building was erected in 1902 but a plaque inside says
it stands on the site of an earlier hall built in 1337 and it is thought that another preceded that. The mayor and burgesses gained its use from
the Guild of St Mary in the reign of Henry VIII. A Judge of Assize sat there in the last century, Courts of Quarter Sessions until after the last
war and until more recent years it was a Magistrates Court. The Guildhall is situated on the Market Place in Thetford and therefore is an ideal
location for sales and market research.
Within The Guildhall are three rooms available for hire, these being The Large Court, Small Court and Council Chamber. Full kitchen facilities are
also available and a licensed bar can be arranged.
(Guildhall Complex, Market Place, Thetford, IP24 2BA)
The Carnegie Room
The Carnegie Room is situated on Cage Lane. It has a stage area, dressing rooms, main hall, full kitchen facilities and bar.
(Carnegie Room, Cage Lane, Thetford, IP24 2DS)
Thetford Town Council have rooms for hire that are available for theatrical performances, dances, meetings, wedding receptions & parties, sales & market research etc.
The Carnegie Room will hold a closely seated audience of 350 people maximum. For dances including seating at tables it will hold approximately 200 in the main hall and 100 on the balcony.
The Large Court will hold 120 people for a closely seated audience and approximately 70 people for a dance combining seating at tables.
The Small Court will hold 70 people as a closely seated audience and approximately 60 people for a dance combining seating with tables.
The Council Chamber within the Guildhall will hold approximately 30 people for meetings or as additional space to the adjoining Large Court.
Free parking is available nearby on the Market Place and also at car parks at Cage Lane and School Lane.
If you would like more information on the hire of The Guildhall Complex including fees, terms and conditions, please contact Thetford
Town Council on (01842) 754247 or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org
Guildhall Complex Documents
Town Centre Parking Map