Thornton Community Centre and Sports Hall

Thornton Community centre was built in 1973 and is the hub of village life with many groups using the facilities and holding events there.

The main hall is ideal for all manner of events from private parties to concerts and is home to the Markfield and Thornton theatre group; the stage making it an ideal venue for local amateur dramatic productions.

There is plenty of space throughout the two halls for craft fairs, art exhibitions plus much more.

Outside the hall there is a large grassed area leading to the children’s playground and the footpath to the reservoir.

In May 2017 a new kitchen was fitted to the hall; new flooring in the committee room with more improvements to follow.
The Trustees of the centre are committed to keeping the hall in the best possible state of repair and updating the facilities available.

Large car park available.

Next to the main hall there is a self contained Sports hall with its own kitchen and toilets.

Early in 2017 the trustees purchased sports equipment and in June 2017 started up a sports club.  There are 4 table tennis tables and equipment plus a badminton court and equipment available. 

Many groups use the hall on a regular basis – see the table below.  The hall is available for hire at other times. 

More community events are being planned at the centre with quiz nights, folk concerts and of course the annual pantomime and plays.

The hall hire costs are extremely reasonable and bookings can be made by contacting Muriel Walker on: –

Tel:- 01455 822148 or  


Community Centre Room Capacity



During Covid

Main Hall

Standing = 200

Seated = 104

Standing = 104

Seated = 35

Sports Hall

As above

As above

Meeting Room

(formerly Committee Room)

Standing = 62

Seated = 31

Standing = 8

Seated = 11

Thornton Community Centre Booking Form June 2019

Thornton General conditions of hire March 2019[8095]


THORNTON COMMUNITY CENTRE Conditions of Hire Covid 19 August 2020

Community Hall Dimensions


Hire Fees June 2018[8096]Regular Users of the hall


(available at other times for hire- NB the Playgroup is term time only)

Community Centre from the Stage

Thornton Community Centre from the stage

Jake Gardner & Polly Newman wedding Sept 2019

Annual Seniors Christmas party

Thornton Seniors enjoy a wonderful buffet followed by a quiz, entertainment and raffle.
December 2017.

Govannen Ceilidh Band

So popular were the folk group Govannen they played twice at Thornton in 2017 in March & by popular demand again in December. 

Everyone was soon up and dancing