Dorking Halls opened its doors for the first time in 1931 and was comprised of three different-sized halls to make the venue as versatile as possible and downstairs changing rooms, a kitchen and an upstairs office which is now the Conference Room.
By 1946, lots of activities were happening every day, from flower shows to scouts, the weekly Masons meeting and dance evenings. Due to its success, the council decided to start bringing in professional, higher-profile acts and productions
The council carried out a large-scale refurbishment in from 1994 – 1997, creating the fully equipped entertainment and conference complex we know and love today. Since the late 90s the Halls has seen more subtle renovations and changes to ensure it remains a popular venue for live theatre and music as well as a cinema. At the beginning of 2011 we installed digital technology and 3D cinema. We now have three cinema screens showing all the latest films as well as our increasingly popular event screenings.
Following the great relationship with Mole Valley District Council, ProInsight were appointed to provide regular mystery shopping programme at the venue.