The Empire Hall

The Empire Hall

The historic Empire Hall is a centre of village life in Graffham. It is a venue for many regular community events including our annual Flower Show, Harvest Supper, Ladies Carol Concert, Easter Market, Christmas Fair and Burns Night Celebrations.

Evening entertainments taking place in the Empire Hall include film nights by Graffham Empire Movies throughout the winter months. You can choose from a variety or physical activities such as yoga, pilates or keep fit and there are regular health services.

The Hall Committee arrange occasional social events such as Casino Night and The Tea Dance. Local groups who meet in the village hall regularly include the Badminton Club, the Garden Group and the Thursday Club. The Empire Lunch Club arranges a lunch in the Hall each month which is open to all.

The Hall is a Charity registered with the Charity Commission and is run by a Management Committee comprising elected officers and representatives of the various clubs and societies who use the facilities.

The Hall is the normal meeting place of the Graffham Parish Council and is the Polling Station for local and national elections.

The Empire Hall, Graffham is available for private hire for day and evening functions throughout the year. It’s an excellent venue for receptions and parties (both for children and adults) and can seat 120 guests. It is a spacious and attractive building, constructed in 1907, and is a popular facility in the Village.


If you would like to hire The Empire Hall for your own function, please contact our bookings secretary, Eira Ashby on 01798 867297, or email

Petworth Film House

Petworth Film House is a not-for-profit community organisation run by Volunteers and managed by a committee of local people, our objectives are to give each film-night audience a highly engaging and memorable experience, we also seek to promote local community interest in film as an art and as a medium of information, education and entertainment.

All proceeds go directly to fund improvement projects in Leconfield Hall.  So far PFH has contributed to insulating the roof, has fully funded the installation of hi speed internet and wifi throughout the entire building, and is now working towards installing facilities to enable live broadcast events to be shown, as well as upgrading the halls audio system