The Town Hall offers two halls available for hire. Due to ongoing renovations, there may sometimes be limitations in what we can offer, but do enquire and we’ll see what we can do.
The upper hall is a large, spacious room measuring approximately 10.5 by 9 metres, with raised staging at one end. It has a lovely old wooden floor suitable for dancing and for games (this is where the table tennis is set up on Tuesday evenings, for example) and there is even a well-tuned piano. The upper walls feature beautiful wooden panelling and there is a high domed ceiling.
The lower hall measures approximately 10.5 by 5 metres and is part carpeted. It lends itself to smaller gatherings, meetings or coffee mornings. It is in regular use on Tuesdays for LING Lunches, for example, and regularly features New Galloway’s own Father Christmas Grotto. Tables and chairs are available and can be distributed as required throughout the building.
The lower hall adjoins the Town Hall’s fully-equipped kitchen. Crockery, cutlery and glasses are available. Cooking utensils are planned and funding is being sought.
There is a ladies toilet upstairs and a gents downstairs. The hall is not currently very accessible for people with disabilities, although the lower hall, the kitchen and the gents toilet are all on the lower ground floor and can be accessed from the side door of the Town Hall. From the front door entrance, there is a short stairway up to the upper hall or down to the lower hall.
For more information about the building itself and its old clock tower, have a look at the History section.