Ryhall Village Hall re-opening date

We aim to be re-open the hall on Monday 21st June 2021, assuming that government guidelines do not alter. Full details below.
We are also starting to schedule future events for this year. We are in talks to have the comedy Holmes and Watson: The Farewell Tour staged at the hall on Friday 8th October, 2021, again subject to guidelines. Full details below.


As lockdown eases, Ryhall Village Hall Management Committee have decided to re-open the hall on Monday 21st June 2021, assuming that government guidelines do not alter.

We can re-open having received guidance from agencies who deal specifically with village halls. A thorough Risk Assessment has been carried out.

The building has been made Covid-19 secure with several changes, namely, automatic hand sanitisers at entrance/exits, floor markings (for exercise classes to maintain social distancing), signage throughout, a strict one-way system and NHS Track and Trace QR posters. The hall will also always need to be well ventilated during classes.

As we approach 21st June, it is possible some of these restrictions will no longer apply. However, bearing in mind the current set-up, the hall committee ask organisations and groups who have used the hall in the past to contact us with their plans regarding the hall and when they think their return is likely. This is important as, if possible, we want to provide all former users with their previous bookings days / times. If these are no longer needed we can offer the slots to other clients.

Hall users are asked to contact the management secretary Anne Virgin by email at anne.virgin@btopenworld.com to confirm any booking as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the committee thank everyone for their patience. The constantly changing situation makes managing the hall extremely challenging, but we aim to do our best to ensure everyone will be able to safely access it at the earliest opportunity. One positive outcome of this long closure is that we have been able to arrange to have a new wooden floor fitted in the main hall. A silver lining indeed.


This comedy features Julian Finnigan and Dominic Goodwin as the famous detective duo. Dominic, has appeared at Ryhall twice before in The Wind in the Willows and Up Frankie! Both productions were outstanding and we are delighted to welcome him back.
Dominic says: “It’s a very funny piece, which has played to good crowds over the years. As we come out of these awful pandemic days people have a need to laugh; in fact I think that’s more vital now than ever.”

The theme is classic: Holmes and Watson are brought to life by Julian Finnigan and Dominic Goodwin as they re-enact one of the detectives’ most baffling unrecorded cases – The Case of the Prime Minister, the Floozie and the Lummock Rock Lighthouse!

The reviews have been brilliant:
“Finnigan excels as the straight man Holmes while Goodwin’s Watson is sheer comic excellence. A truly magnificent production guided through the hands of two masters of stage comedy.”
Broadway Baby
“This two-man little gem is totally and delightfully, utterly bonkers. This little production is so funny it should come with a Government health warning.”
Northern Echo
We’ll have more details on times and ticket prices soon.

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