About The Victoria Hall
The Victoria Hall is located in the centre of the lovely, traditional English market town of Oakham in the County of Rutland. It is now a great asset for the town of Oakham and one of Rutland's leading multi-functional event venues, this fantastic hall, oozes life, fun and warmth and offers the perfect setting for a wide range of events from weddings and parties to charity balls, lifestyle shows, craft and art exhibitions, conferences, film shows, theatrical productions and yoga, salsa and fitness classes.
Victoria Hall Today
Call to arrange a visit or to discuss your plans on 01572 722 496 or visit our website www.victoriahall.org or follow us on Facebook
Antiques Fair Friday 17th and Saturday 18th August
Craft Fair Saturday 27th October
Wedding Fair Sunday 4th November
Ski Wear Sale Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December
Christmas Party Nights Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December
The art gallery is on the ground floor of the Victoria Hall and hosts many local artist exhibitions as well as artists from other counties.
History of the Hall
The Victoria Hall was known as The Agricultural Hall from its construction in 1858, the building was utilised as a meeting place for farmers and, as a library. In 1899 the name was changed to The Victoria Hall and the hall was formally established as a charity. This unique Victorian Grade II listed building has a rich history, charm and character. Over the years the building has been the focus of social life for the town and county.
Major events such as Hunt Balls and Dinner Dances hosted by many of the local employers were held in the hall during the 1950's to the 1970's.
Sadly, the steady demise for these types of event lead to a decline in demand for the hall towards the late 1980's and early 1990's and its position was at risk. Luckily however, in 2002, an Oakham Town Health check revealed great support for the building, central to the lives and memories of many Rutlanders and, in 2004, after securing grant funding, the Victoria Hall had some well earned Tender Loving Care!
The hall benefitted from a major makeover on both floors. The removal of the 1950's hung ceiling to reveal the original Victorian high vaulted ceiling, with its cast iron supports was a visual delight! New decoration, fittings, lighting and carpets gave the hall a new life and, once again, the focus of the community.