Arkenstall Village Centre

Arkenstall Village Centre

At the heart of Haddenham

The Arkenstall Village Centre, Haddenham


The Arkenstall village centre (AVC or just Arkenstall’s Centre, Charity number 300394) is located in Station Road, Haddenham, near Ely. To read our privacy policy please click here.

All enquiries should be made with the bookings secretary by telephone (07538 449677) or via email, booking are made by the printable booking forms in the “Room hire” section of this website.


On Tuesday, 20th July at 7:00 p.m., the Arkenstall Village Centre will be having its (delayed) annual general meeting.  This will be – Government regulations permitting – a face-to-face meeting that will be held in the Main Hall of the Centre.  It is open to all residents of Haddenham Parish who over the age of 18 – and all are welcome.  The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of 2019 AGM for approval and signing (no AGM was held in 2020 because of the restrictions that have been in force).
    Printed copies of the minutes of the 2019 meeting will be available at this meeting, but if you would like a copy in advance, please write to or drop a note in to 66 High Street, Haddenham.
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chair’s report
  5. Treasurer’s report and adoption of annual accounts (2019-2020 and 2020-2021)
  6. Appointment of independent examiner for the accounts
  7. Election of all organisational representatives
  8. Election of up to eight public representatives
  9. Date of next meeting:  17th May 2022 7:00 p.m.

Bookings update

The new room booking calendar is now active and will allow you to make bookings online by clicking the + symbol next to the date that you require. This will open a new tab in your web browser that will take you to our bookings site. Alternatively contact us by phone on (07538 449677) or via our bookings email.

About the AVC

The AVC has three rooms available for hire including a main hall and a stage.  It also plays host to the village library access point providing a link to the county’s public library service for Haddenham and surrounding villages.

The main business of the Arkenstall Village Centre is the hiring of  facilities for functions e.g. official enquiries, business meetings, parish council meetings, exhibitions, weddings and private parties.

The Centre has a well-equipped kitchen and buffet lunches can be provided if required.

It is the centre of village activities for local groups – art classes, exercise groups, drama groups, concerts and the Haddenham Pantomime.

There is a sliding scale of hiring rates, together with Standard Terms and Conditions of Hire, offering preferential rates to Haddenham community groups.  Hiring fees are reviewed annually.

Every year we produce and perform a pantomime more details of which can be found here on our Haddenham Pantomime page.