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OBJECTIVE
The main objective of this function is to provide facilities to the community for the purpose of holding amongst other the following events:
Weddings
Memorial Services
Concerts
Exhibitions
Shows
Church services
Political meetings
Any gathering as required
To keep up the condition of Council facilities for public use, to deliver an effective and efficient service in this instance and to develop future diverse facilities of a high standard for use by the Newcastle community.

RULES FOR HIRING THE HALLS
No reservation will be made and no date for any hall will be reserved unless the amount for the hired accommodation together with a refundable deposit has been paid in full.
The full rental amount, excluding the deposit, will be forfeited to council when the hirer cancels or postpones a reservation, unless council is notified in writing at least 30 days prior to the reserved date about the cancellation.
A hirer shall clean and rearrange the halls within the time permitted by the caretaker, failing which he shall forfeit the deposit paid.

BOOKINGS
Hall Bookings for the Newcastle Halls namely; Town Hall, Fairleigh Hall, Richview Hall, Show Hall and Farmers Hall are done at the 2nd Floor, Tower Block.

Tel: 034 328 7771

Working hours:
07h30-15h00
Lunch : 15h00-15h30
15h30-16h00

Download the Hall Tarrifs

1. TOWN HALL
The oldest of all the halls in town, this facility requires special maintenance as it is a recognized historical monument.

STAFF COMPLIMENT : 2
AVERAGE USAGE : 293
BUILT : 1899
DATE OPENED : 28 July 1988
OPENED BY : Mayor Cllr J G Kemp

APPROXIMATE CAPACITY
Standing : 2000
Seated : 300
Seated by table : 250

2. RICHVIEW CIVIC CENTRE
An outside cooking area with gas burners are available at this facility. Maintenance of Richview Civic Hall is, however, costly as the facility is not secured by a fence and vandalism occurs constantly

STAFF COMPLIMENT : 3
AVERAGE USAGE : 104
BUILT : 1975
DATE OPENED : 27 March 1976
OPENED BY : Minister S J M Steyn

APPROXIMATE CAPACITY Standing : 2 000
Seated : 1 000
Seated by table : 500

BOOKING CLERK : Thuli Ndlovu
CONTACT NUMBER : 034-328 7771

3. FAIRLEIGH COMMUNITY HALL
Being close to the squatter camp problems are being experienced in that vandalism occurs on a regular basis resulting in high maintenance costs.

STAFF COMPLIMENT : 2
AVERAGE USAGE : 145
BUILT : 1980
DATE OPENED : 28 June 1982
OPENED BY : Minister W Schoeman

APPROXIMATE CAPACITY Standing : 700
Seated : 500
Seated by table : 350

BOOKING CLERK : Thuli Ndlovu
CONTACT NUMBER : 034-328 7771

4. SHOW HALL
The grounds also accommodate more than 100 stables for horses which makes it ideal for Gymkhanas and horse shows. The Show Grounds is the venue for the largest annual Festival in Northern KwaZulu-Natal which draws people from all over the province. Regular soccer matches and music festivals are held in the arena.

STAFF COMPLIMENT : 2
AVERAGE USAGE : 201

BUILT : 1991
DATE OPENED : 4 December 1991
OPENED BY WHOM : Mayor Cllr TJI Botha

APPROXIMATE CAPACITY Standing : 4 000
Seated : 2 000
Seated by table : 1 500

BOOKING CLERK : Thuli Ndlovu
CONTACT NUMBER : 034-328 7771

5. FARMERS HALL

STAFF COMPLIMENT : 2
AVERAGE USAGE : 170
BUILT : 1978
DATE OPENED : Unknown
OPENED BY : Unknown

APPROXIMATE CAPACITY
Standing: 700
Seated : 500
Seated by table : 350

BOOKING CLERK : Thuli Ndlovu
CONTACT NUMBER : 034-328 7771

6. MADADENI HALL
The usage of the community halls, of which Madadeni is one, has increased during the past number of years and is a popular venue for private events as well as projects initiated by Government / Provincial Departments for community upliftment.

STAFF COMPLIMENT : 2
AVERAGE USAGE : 317
BUILT : Unknown – Taken over from Provincial Administration.
DATE OPENED : Unknown
OPENED BY : Unknown

APPROXIMATE CAPACITY
Standing : 500
Seated : 400
Seated by table : 300

BOOKING CLERK : Eunice Mbonane
CONTACT NUMBER : 034-329 6014

7. OSIZWENI HALL
Osizweni Community Hall, one of the latest of Newcastle Municipality’s halls

STAFF COMPLIMENT : 3
AVERAGE USAGE : 106
BUILT : 2001
DATE OPENED : 11 July 2003
OPENED BY : Mayor Rev. B A Dlamini

APPROXIMATE CAPACITY Standing : 2 000
Seated : 1 500
Seated by table : 800

BOOKING CLERK : Zodwa Kubeka
CONTACT NUMBER : 034-366 6104

8. CHARLESTOWN COMMUNITY HALL
STAFF COMPLIMENT : 1
AVERAGE USAGE : 100
BUILT : 1948
DATE OPENED : Unknown
OPENED BY : Mr N J du Preez : Chairman Town Board

APPROXIMATE CAPACITY
Standing : 500
Seated : 250
Seated by table : 100

BOOKING CLERK : Sicelo Ziqubu
CONTACT NUMBER : 017-735 3877

THIS FACILITY UNFORTUNATELY BURNT DOWN ON 16 APRIL
2012.

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