Gosport Community Association is the driving force behind Thorngate Halls - the locale for every type of social occasion, recreational, society, educational programme or support group in the community and can offer a comprehensive selection of rooms and suites for hire in its purpose-built premises.
Frequent visitors to the Gosport Community Association express their surprise at the size, quality and range of rooms and the large amount of activities contained within the Centre. The Community Centre is fortunate that it has a number of multi-purpose rooms, several of which can host conferences, meetings, debates, business meetings, private parties and social events. Special rates are offered to Affiliated Organisations of the Association.
The Ballroom is the Town's Civic Hall used for the installation of the Mayor, civic banquets, very large scale dinner dances and conferences etc, whilst the Theatre is the focal point for drama, variety and other similar activities within the town. With ample car parking and situated on a major bus route, the Association�s facilities are well within the reach of all the residents of Gosport, to whom a very warm welcome is extended.
Whether you're a community group or planning a social event, arranging a birthday or banquet, a wedding or a workshop, we have just the place for you. If you are interested in making a booking or would like to visit the centre, please call 023 92 510012
The Thorngate Ballroom
The newly refurbished Thorngate Ballroom offering superb cuisine and fully licensed bars is the idea venue for the formal dinner dance, wedding, private party, concert etc. Accommodating up to 250 in a formal setting, the number increases to 300 for an informal dance or 350 in concert style. The well equipped and capacious stage can accommodate the largest of dance bands or disco whilst the new sprung floor is without doubt the finest dance floor in the area.
The Thorngate Theatre
In the delightful Thorngate Theatre, Gosport has an asset beyond measure. Licensed to seat 238 in concert style, the Theatre is equipped to fulfil even the most demanding Company in their production of drama, comedy or musical performances. Complete with stage lighting, orchestra pit, dressing rooms and cavernous stage, the facilities are such that even John Barrymore or Sir Henry Irving would be at home on the boards. With its licensed bar as requisite, the Theatre will comfortably hold up to 150 persons for private parties.
The Cullen Suite
(formally The Georgian Suite)
This attractive room was previously used as the Members Lounge Bar and has been converted to allow it to be used in conjunction with the Music Room. Their combined use will make a good venue for small receptions, parties or social evenings, accommodating up to 70 people. We are able to allow the hirer to self cater for parties such as birthdays, weddings etc subject to certain conditions being met. This suite of rooms overlooks the beautiful garden where access can be gained by prior arrangement.
The Music Room
The Music Room is normally used for business meetings, conferences or club meetings. Accommodating 50 in comfort this is a much sought after room overlooking Bury House garden.
The Georgian Room
When partitioned off from the Music Room, the Georgian Room makes an ideal meeting room for approximately 10 - 15 people. Being situated on the ground floor of Bury House easy access can be gained not only in to the room but to Bury House Cafe Restaurant offering excellent hot and cold food, sweets, quality hot beverages and soft drinks.
The Privett Suite
This room has been recently been refurbished for our Day Centre and is a pleasant, light and airy room with direct access from the car park. Again ideally suited for club and group meetings. Up to 60 guests can be seated for formal occasions whilst 75 can be accommodated for an informal event. Bar or catering facilities cannot be provided in this room.
The Bennett Room
Situated on the first floor of Bury House this room will accommodate up to 50 for a conference or bridge/chess players in comfort. Bar or catering facilities cannot be provided in this room.
The Williams Room
Capable of accommodating 60 people for a conference, club meeting or private party, adjacent to all the various catering facilities. Bar facilities cannot be provided in this room.
The White Room
A large first floor meeting or club room situated on the first floor of the Privett Suite, this room will accommodate up to 70 for a conference or meeting. Good access from the car park. Bar facilities cannot be provided in this room.
The Graham Room
A smaller first floor meeting or club room situated on the first floor of the Privett Suite, this room will accommodate up to 30 for a club or group meeting. Good access from the car park. Bar facilities cannot be provided for this room.