Trowbridge Civic Centre is Wiltshire‘s flagship venue, providing outstanding facilities for business needs, from small meetings to large seminars; sporting events such as boxing and darts; and entertainment including live music, concerts, drama performances and top comedy evenings. Our experienced and friendly team is dedicated to ensuring that, whatever the event, we will exceed your expectations.
Trowbridge Civic Centre, formerly known as the Civic Hall, was reopened in 2011 after a substantial redevelopment of the existing venue. Also home to Trowbridge Information Centre and brand new event and conferencing facilities, our capacity for hosting all types of event has increased by 50%.
As you will see from the photographs throughout this site, the Centre is modern in appearance, with light and spacious rooms throughout the venue. Approaching our main entrance via the beautiful town park’s avenue of trees (our own ‘Champs-Elysées’) you cannot help but notice our large glazed balcony overhead. Our foyer area is a light and open space with a well-equipped bar, ready to serve your function, should you require. A member of our friendly Facilities team will greet you on arrival and show you to your hired room, as well as discussing with you the final arrangements for your function.
Working with our provider Marston’s PLC., our bar is set up to serve up to 900 persons; our trained staff will provide you with a professional service, delivered with a friendly smile. A pre-order wine service is available for functions involving dining, as well as table service for your event. Our licence permits bar service to be provided between the hours of 0800-0500.
We have a large supply of grey or black display boards which are hired out as a pack of 3 at £6.00 + VAT. If you are looking to host an exhibition, wedding fayre or similar, we can discuss a rate for which these can be provided for display purposes.
Catering for functions and events within the Civic Centre can only be provided by our catering partners. All requirements can be discussed with our Customer Service Supervisor, who will source the best menu choice and costings for your event. We can cater for all cultures and dietary requirements, so please ask us for more information.
Tea, coffee, juice and water provision is booked directly with the Civic Centre, and our staff will look after your requirements for this service throughout the entire event. We provide self-serve stations for bookings of 50 persons or less, otherwise all bookings are fully staffed to provide refreshment service.
If your event is public, you will be able to make full use of advertising on our presentation screens throughout the Centre and within Trowbridge Information Centre: any promotional video you have for an event can also be shown via this medium. We also use Ticketsource, an online outlet which you can utilise for your event’s ticket sales, however they can be purchased in more conventional fashion from Trowbridge Information Centre during their normal opening hours. (Local charges may apply.)
The Lansdown Hall
The largest room within Trowbridge Civic Centre (and the only remaining part of the original Civic Hall), the Lansdown Hall is situated on the ground floor. The hall has been used to host all types of events from seminars to comedy nights, concerts and West End shows.
The stage area within this space is unique, as it can be completely dismantled to allow a larger exhibition space. By opening up the partition doors backstage, a smaller stage area can be erected to provide a viewing gallery for sporting events, e.g. boxing matches.
Its flexibility of use provides an excellent resource for maximising the use of the hall. On entering the hall, a noticeable feature is the large gallery above.
This platform is home to all of the equipment available for supporting events that are held in the Lansdown Hall. Our technicians will ensure any event runs like clockwork and is visually spectacular, with creative use of lighting.
The Lansdown Hall has hosted comedy nights featuring such well-known names on the comedy circuit as Milton Jones, Craig Campbell and Sean Hughes, and concerts by acts from all genres, including ‘Kerrang’ favourites You Me at Six and guitar virtuoso Gordon Giltrap. Premier league snooker has been held within this hall, as well as World Ranking boxing bouts featuring Trowbridge resident and middleweight boxer Nick Blackwell.
The Usher Suite
The second largest room within Trowbridge Civic Centre is also located on the ground floor. This facility is a popular choice for wedding receptions, birthday parties, and seminars.
A bright and open space located on the ground floor, the Usher Suite offers access to a large outside terrace, with views over an area of parkland.
The terrace can be used for small play equipment or to hold catering facilities for your event, for example a barbecue or hog roast. The suite is also equipped with a small AV system, and now benefits from having a full wooden floor laid throughout.
For smaller meetings or dance classes, the suite divides equally into two, making use of the soundproof partition doors.