There are many ways you can support Trowbridge Town Hall.
Opened in 1889 Trowbridge Town Hall was commissioned by William Roger Brown, a local politician and mill owner ‘for the benefit of the inhabitants of the town’.
Throughout the 20th Century this magnificent building was loved and used by the people of Trowbridge as a place where the whole community came together to enjoy an array of public and corporate events and activities, including professional and amateur shows, talks and celebratory community events like the Top 20 Club and special Christmas and Carnival dances.
We are bringing this wonderful building back to life, as a place for culture, entertainment, learning and celebration for the community of Trowbridge today and into the next Century!
The Town Hall is used by community groups, local people, artists and participants of all ages. Every day someone new either discovers or rediscovers this wonderful place, and is inspired to use it, enjoy it or propose ideas for activities or events. We are regularly told that this is just what Trowbridge needs.
The Trowbridge Town Hall Trust is a registered charity and receives some funding from public bodies including Arts Council England, Wiltshire Council and Trowbridge Town Council. But in addition to this support we need to raise around £30,000 a year to keep the Town Hall doors open and its purpose alive and viable.
If, as a community, we want to keep the Town Hall open as an essential part of the life of the town and the surrounding area we need your help as we can’t continue to rely on public funding bodies and the modest income from hires and ticket sales alone.
Therefore please help us.
We appeal to you to donate whatever you can, on a one-off, monthly or yearly basis.
Once the town’s Law Courts, the Court Room now provides a intimate setting for professional performances in theatre and dance.
The Supper Room, once used for important Council meetings and prize-giving ceremonies is now frequently used for Tea Dances, Yoga or hired for parties.
In the 1890s and early 1900s the Town Hall hosted performances by the Trowbridge Musical Union, The Trowbridge Orchestra and the Trowbridge Philharmonic Society. Today it hosts a regular ‘unsigned bands’ night for and with young people, and a Brass Band rehearses here every week.
In 1928 the Town Hall presented the 21st Wilts Arts and Crafts Exhibition. Today we present a programme of exhibitions which includes the Derwent Art Prize and collections of work by local amateur and professional artists.
Throughout the 20th Century local people enjoyed lectures on subjects from Dress Cutting to Phrenology to Women’s Work in the Time of War. Today you can enjoy lectures on subjects as diverse as local history, poetry and contemporary art.