New Earswick Folk Hall

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After the £1 million major refurbishment, the Folk Hall officially re-opened on 22 September 2018. Around 400 people from New Earswick and across York came to the hall to help celebrate its new look and new services.
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About New Earswick Folk Hall

The Folk Hall is now fully re-open, with a Post Office, New Earswick Explore Library and a fantastic Cafe on the ground floor. Many elements of the building have been refurbished and refreshed, with spaces opened up to create a light and spacious interior while respecting its Arts and Crafts features.

Our facilities

The beamed ceiling in the large hall, now called the Orchard Hall, has been uncovered, making the room much more light and open.

Just down from the Orchard Hall is the Discovery Room. This room is a community space for people in New Earswick, designed with the community in mind.

Upstairs are a number of meeting rooms which can be booked, Explore computer area and a quieter space for reading and relaxation. There are a number of breakout spaces across the mezzanine that can be booked out for larger bookings or used by the general public.

The Folk Hall is a fully accessible venue, with a disabled lift to provide access to the upper rooms, Changing Places, and ramps at all the entrances. We have hearing loops available for all the spaces within the building.

Social activities and events

There are a host of regular and one-off events running at the Folk Hall for the local and wider community to join in. We have Youth Theatre, Toddler classes, Accessible Arts, Open House, Community groups, a range of exercise classes including Pilates, Over 50s Keep Fit, Move it or Lose it and so much more. Throughout the year we also host a range of big community and one-off special events!

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