Full Conditions and Regulations of Hiring Accommodation.
The owner of the Council’s halls, the Metropolitan Borough Council of Dudley, is referred to as “the Council”. The expression The Town Hall or Hall includes Town Halls, Civic and Cornbow Halls and all rooms in connection therewith or with any of them.
Applications for Hire
All applications must be made in writing on the appropriate application form. The Council reserves the right to refuse any application without stating its reason for doing so.
The following table shows the maximum number of persons, excluding staff and attendants, which shall at any time be allowed in the accommodation. The exact numbers will depend on the layout of furniture required.
- Please note that these figures are the maximum for each Hall. Numbers may reduce dependant upon your requirements.
- In connection with functions not specified, or where special arrangements are required, the maximum number allowed shall be decided by the Council, whose decision shall be final.
|Accommodation type||Dudley Town Hall||Stourbridge Town Hall||Brierley Hill Civic Hall||Halesowen Cornbow Hall|
|Number of people that can be accommodated in a close seated Concert style||Town Hall: 912 - 1008 Banqueting Hall: 80||Town Hall: 426 (tiered seating) Wollaston Studio: 176 Amblecote Room: 60||695 - 741||Halesowen Cornbow Hall: 384 Green room: 80|
|Number of people that can be accommodated with Tables & Chairs (with dance floor space)||Town Hall: 300 Banqueting Hall: n/a||Town Hall: 260 (cabaret style) Wollaston Studio: 120 Amblecote Room: 60||250||Halesowen Cornbow Hall: 200 Green room: 90|
|Number of people that can be accommodated Tables & chairs (no dance floor space)||Town Hall: 300 Banqueting Hall: 60||Town Hall: 340 Wollaston Studio: n/a Amblecote Room: n/a||300||Halesowen Cornbow Hall: 200 Green room: n/a|
- Charges for hiring shall be in accordance with the current scale of charges and any amendments made by the Council to such scale.
- Where a hire includes either live or recorded music the Hirer will be responsible for all legal returns due to Performing Rights Society Ltd.
- The Hirer shall not sub-let the accommodation or any part of it without the written agreement of the Manager.
Equal Opportunities Policy Statement
The Council has a positive Equal Opportunities Policy. The aim of the policy is to ensure that no individual or organisation receives less favourable treatment on grounds of sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, social class, responsibility for dependants, age, trade union or political activities, religious beliefs, spent offences or is disadvantaged by any conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified.
The Council wishes all Hall Hirers to apply these principles to all events and activities which they may organise in Borough Halls and to have policies and procedures designed so as not to discriminate intentionally or unintentionally against any group or individual on any unjustifiable grounds. The Council encourages Hall Hirers to respond to any special needs experienced by particular groups.
Box Office Facilities and Event Promotion
Dudley Council is able to offer box office facilities to Hirers. Hirers wishing to use the system will be required to enter into a separate agreement with the Council concerning this service and to complete the appropriate paperwork. For any seated event, whether tickets are to be sold for it or not, the hirer will be issued with a copy of the wheelchair policy and the appropriate seating plan. Hall hirers who wish to sell their own tickets will be expected to adhere to these and will be liable for ensuring that their event complies with the Disability Discrimination Act. In these circumstances all contact and management of box office processes becomes the responsibility of the Hirer although advice will be available from the Venue Manager and/or Box Office Administrator should this be requested.
Responsibility for the promotion of events lies with the Hall Hirer. The Council takes no responsibility for promotion. The Hall Manager(s) may offer to assist Hirers with promotion but where such assistance is given it must be agreed and negotiated in advance and such arrangements are separate to the Hall Hire Agreement. The Council is not responsible for any failure to promote any Hirers’ event.