Thornden Hall Arts Centre provides support for the Performing Arts Departments in Thornden School, and plays host to local and community groups, amateur or professional companies, providing a year-round entertainment programme.
In 2003 Thornden Hall opened its doors for the first time. A multi purpose venue with high quality acoustics for music performances, a stage large enough to accommodate a full orchestra, and an audience capacity of 386 people: a truly versatile facility that can be readily adapted for music, dance, drama, conferences, presentations or cinema. In addition, there are specialist music, drama and dance studios, as well as a foyer and licensed bar.
A complete refurbishment in 2021 upgraded the infrastructure enhancing the enjoyment for our audience and hirers.
Whether participating or watching a performance, Thornden Hall is a beacon for the arts in Chandler's Ford. The Hall is proud to be the home to numerous prestigious groups including the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra, Thornden Community Choir, Thornden Community Wind Band and Stagecoach Performing Arts to name but a few. Thornden Hall is also acclaimed for screening the best in event cinema and live-by-satellite screenings, while also continuing to grow on the live touring circuit, with acts including Brian Conley, Jennie Eclair, John Culshaw, Paul Zerdin, The Zombies and The Spitfire Sisters all having performed on our stage.
Call our Box Office Team on 023 8024 6555 for Access Tickets to all shows and events.
A small number of disabled parking spaces are available for Blue Badge Users. These are directly in front of our Foyer. We offer ground floor access to our Foyer, Box Office, Bar, Accessible Toilets and Auditorium.
Our front row of seating is at floor level and can be reconfigured to accept wheelchairs on request. Please call the Box Office to book these spaces.
Our auditorium is also fitted with a Sennheiser Infra Red Hearing System to support the Hard of Hearing.
Thornden Hall is located on Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 2DW.
We are located within the Thornden School Site. You cannot see Thornden Hall from the road, just follow the signs for Thornden Hall once on the school site.
By Car - Located just off junction 12 of the M3 and with plenty of free parking.
By Bus - The BlueStar No.1 stops at The Nuffield Hospital which is next to Thornden Hall coming from Southampton and Winchester.
By Train - Chandler's Ford station is approximately a 30 minute walk, however the BlueStar No.1 stops at the Train Station before heading through Chandler's Ford to Thornden Hall.
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