Sir James Hawkey Hall | Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure

Sir James Hawkey Hall



Sir James Hawkey Hall was the civic hall for the former borough of Wanstead and Woodford, that was opened in March 1955 by Sir Winston Churchill. Its grand mid-century decor and commemorative historical items lend an impressive backdrop for your function.

The venue includes the main hall, smaller side hall, large foyer, dressing rooms, green room, ladies lounge/prayer room, kitchens, servery and large stage; making it ideal for a wide range of functions and events.


Thinking of hiring our space? Our dedicated bookings team are on hand to help.

Hawkey Hall is perfect venue to hire for any event you have in mind. We cater to all, from Weddings and Receptions to live theatre and performances, with a large stage lighting rig and sound equipment available. Therefore if you are looking for a flexible, quality venue, get in touch with our friendly team, who are available to discuss your requirements and will make sure you receive the best possible service. From taking your booking right up until the big day itself.

The venue is licensed to host Civil Ceremonies, Civil Partnerships, Vow Renewal and Naming Ceremonies. Click here for more information about registration services in Redbridge.


Currently, we are helping to vaccinate the nation. As a result, we are only accepting bookings from 2022.

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Other Details


The building has full wheelchair access. Accessible WCs are also available on site.

A fixed induction loop system is also provided.

Parking Details


There is a small car park to the front of the venue, plus a large pay & display car park to the rear.