The Shire Hall is a multi-functional building used for community hires such as parties, wedding receptions and fund-raising events. It is also used as an arts centre with live music, theatre, comedy and cinema.



Wriggle, Jiggle and Sing!

Formerly Music-Time, Daryl welcomes pre-schoolers and grown ups to her fun, interactive and noisy music making sessions every Monday 9.30-10.30am and 2 -3pm during term time. For more information or to book, contact Daryl on 07709 606776

TATS Adult Dance

Adult dance classes take place here at the Hall every Monday evening, 6.30-8.30pm With classes in jazz, ballet and tap as well as the ever popular Zumba there is something for everybody.
For further details please call Catherine on 07821 765422, e-mail or check out Facebook page: Howden - Dance and Zumba - Academy of Theatre Studies


Zumba classes for all ages,a great way to stay in shape. On every Monday 8.30-9.30pm. For futher details please call Catherine on 07821 765422, email or check out Facebook page: Howden - Dance and Zumba - Academy of Theatre Studies


Let's get playing - HOWDEN CHILDREN'S CENTRE

Activities for babies and parents comes to the Hall on Tuesday morning, 10.30am - 11.30am For further information please call 01482 395220.


Linguafun Baby and Toddler Spanish group – Tuesdays 2-3pm. Come  along with children aged 0-5 to learn Spanish in a relaxed and friendly environment. We use games, songs and fun craft activities, and don’t worry if you’ve never done Spanish before, you’ll pick it up along with the children! First session free. To find out more contact Claire on 07468 320374 or via Facebook


If you suffer from neck/back problems Pilates could be just for you. It concentrates on improving posture, shoulder, pelvis and core stability as well as mobilising the spine and toning the body. Every Tuesday in the Upper Hall. 6.30-7.30pm. £5.00 per session. For more information call Val, the class leader, on 07801 954474

Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes

A new class for the Shire Hall. All ballroom and latin dances covered including Waltz, Foxtrot and Jive. Beginners, Improvers and Social Dancers alike. Lots of fun and a great way to exercise. 7- 8pm and 8pm - 9pm in the Upper Hall. £5 per person. For more information contact Sophie on 07909 334343


Rugby Tots

Our fun, structured play sessions with engaging and energetic coaches support the children every step of the way whilst teaching them how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team.

Our motto is simple; "make it more fun". We do this by delivering our specifically designed programme for each age group with energy, enthusiasm and excitement. This creates an atmosphere in the class that is totally unique and engaging for parents and children alike.

Children are split into 2 classes. 2 to 3.5 yrs and 3.5 to 5 yrs (5 to 7yrs are in our weekend venues). 

Every Wednesday:- 

10:00am - 2 to 3.5yrs

10:40am - 3.5 to 5yrs 

FREE taster sessions available. Termly charges apply thereafter.

To book a taster session. please email us on or call 0345 313 6716

Salsa Classes

From 7.30 - 8.30pm and 8.30 - 9.30pm in the lower hall. No partner needed and beginners welcome! Call 07909 334343 for more info or go to

Open Practice Ballroom

Weds Eve 6 - 7pm. Call 07909 334343 for more info or go to

Howden Lindy Hop

Weds eves 7.15pm - 9.15pm.

Lindyhop is a fun social dance from the 1930s and 40s related to the 20s Charleston, Jitterbug and 50s Jive. No previous experience or partner required!

We recommend comfy shoes or trainers.

For more information and to book your place, please call Helen on 07971 079468


Howden Walking Group

1.30pm - 3.30pm, every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Contact Bernard Nield on 01430 431246 for more information.

Howden and District U3A

10.15 to 12 noon last Thursday of each Month (except December). For further information please visit our website at

Pitch Up and Sing

A new singing group for people who love singing, music and just enjoying it! No pressure or commitment, just friendly and sociable sessions.

Email for more information or join us on Facebook.


Market and Shire Hall Cafe

Between 9.00am and 1.00pm a market selling locally produced crafts and artesan products with a café serving breakfast, tea and coffee. A nice way to spend a Friday morning

If you're interested in renting a stall space, please email Vic at or call 01430 432510


Kids Dance Classes

Catherine Finta's second day of classes (10 - 12noon)  is for children with lessons of funky jazz, ballet and tap moves. Dance classes are very popular with children and allow them to develop skills in co-ordination as well as in dance. Contact Catherine on 07821 765422 for more information.