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

LindyHop Dancing

NEW CLASS in our Lower Hall - Tues eves 7 - 9pm.

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


Tiny Talk Baby Signing

Award Winning Sensory Tiny Talk Baby Signing Classes running from 10.00 - 11.00am. Sing, bounce and giggle along to a range of fun nursery rhymes and action songs. Signing babies are happy babies, able to get their message out! Contact Tessa on or call 07855 633617

Fight Fit Combat Fitness

Starting on 21st February in our Upper Hall from 7.30 to 8.30pm, Fight Fit Combat Fitness is a friendly and fun one-hour martial arts to music workout aimed at men and women of all ages and fitness levels. For more information contact Jane on 07738 205279

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

Baby Sling Library

Local mum, Sophie Ross-Briggs, runs a monthly baby sling library when parents can leave a small deposit in order to borrow from an extensive range of different sized slings. Just pop in any time between 1 and 3pm on the last Wednesday of the month to find out more.


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


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.