Basingstoke Carnival Hall

Council Road,

Basingstoke, RG21 3DH

Tel: 01256 464031

Email:  enquiries@carnivalhall.co.uk

For more detailed directions please visit our contact page.

A story of true community spirit

Basingstoke Carnival Hall has a firm place in people’s hearts and that’s why it thrives

On behalf of his fellow committee members, Kanak Rajgor, Chairman of the Basingstoke Hindu Society and long-term volunteer at the Basingstoke Carnival Hall, gives an insight into just how special and vital this place is to local Basingstoke community groups.

 

Basingstoke Carnival Hall Community Centre has quite literally been at the heart of Basingstoke for many years. The original construction of the building was funded by money raised from the town’s old annual Carnival, going back to a time when Basingstoke was home to heavy engineering industries and an era of true community spirit, when ‘social media’ meant a group photograph.

Sadly, the Carnival Hall went through a period where it became dilapidated and unused. That changed when the Basingstoke Hindu Society, with the help of Basingstoke & Dean Borough Council, decided to revamp it and make it a hub of community life once again. It’s been a thriving centre for community activity ever since.

Run by volunteers from the Society, it is the only public hall of its capacity in the heart of town. It is used by a multitude of individuals, clubs, societies and organisations, from all walks of life and cultures.

We are proud to say, it is a treasured and valuable amenity for everyone. Indeed, its role and the need for such a community centre was put in the spotlight recently, when the Basingstoke Carnival Hall came under threat of demolition. That would have left countless local groups facing a future without a base for their community activities.

Thankfully, that threat has now subsided – thanks to a concerted community effort that demonstrated to the local council the firm and invaluable place the Carnival Hall has in local people’s hearts. It is because of the place it holds in people’s hearts and the strong community engagement with it that the Carnival Hall still thrives so well.

All of us who run and use this centre are thankful for the final decision of the members of our local council to support us once more and reverse their plans for demolition. We are grateful to them for providing a welcome injection of new funding instead. This has helped us upgrade and modernise our facilities to serve our local community even better than ever.

So, with the renovation work complete, the Basingstoke Carnival Hall Community Centre continues to be an active focal point for the Basingstoke Community. Here’s why:

Perfect location

In an ideal location right in the centre of Basingstoke, the Carnival Hall is easily accessible by bus, rail or road. There is plenty of parking on and around the venue too.

Fantastic space and facilities

Inside, there are a variety of rooms and two sizeable halls, with all the facilities you could need, including kitchens, and state-of-the-art multimedia sound and projection systems. And for outside events, our garden and patio area is perfect for a summer BBQ.

Community contacts

Whatever your event, we can also help you source outside catering services or entertainment, be it musicians, DJs, performers, children’s entertainers or anything else due to our excellent local community contacts.

So we look forward to welcoming you to the Basingstoke Carnival Hall Community Centre. We’re here for you and this is your space – so come and use it.

Kanak Rajgor

Chairman, Basingstoke Hindu Societyon behalf of all the committee members who run the Basingstoke Carnival Hall

Rooms for hire

Main Hall, Small Hall, Lounge, and Outside Space (Patio and Garden).

Plan your special occasion

Got a celebration coming up? We have all the room and facilities you need.

Upcoming events

Coming soon: Our calendar of upcoming events will keep you updated on the events going on at the Basingstoke Carnival Hall.

Meetings & corporate events

Need a place to host your regular group meetings or looking to host a corporate event? Find out how we can help.

Religious festivals

The Carnival Hall is run on a voluntary basis by the Basingstoke Hindu Society, but it is 100% all-inclusive, hosting events for members from all sectors of the wider local community.

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