Feb 2003 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Smailholm Village Hall, Smailholm, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7PH

– Venue is in middle of village off B6397 road, west on north side of

road to Lauderdale. Small car park at venue.

  • Built 1862 as local school. Converted to hall in 1972, refurbished and extended in 2001.
  • Capacity up to 100. Stacking, non-interlocking, wooden chairs.
  • Mobile reception reasonable.
  • There are no services in Smailholm. Banks, cashpoint, fuel, shops, cafes and pubs in Kelso (5 miles).

Hall Details

– Hall Dimensions: 6.6M (21’8”) wide x 10.33M (33’11”) long. Height at side walls 3.9M (12’9”) rising to 4.72M (15’6”) over centre.

  • Stage area: 6.6M (21’8”) wide x 3.6M (11’10”) deep. 36 units of TopDeck rostra & frame staging system available @ 0.75M sq & 0.5M height & treads. Can make stage approx 3M x 5M. Height above stage area 3.7M (12’2”). Stage area can be divided from hall by partition. No wings or crossover.
  • Décor floor polished oak, no markings; walls & roof are light yellow.
  • Get-in: through side door of hall. Large single sliding door & set of double doors, 1 step 1.52M (5’) wide x 2.13M (7’) high.
  • Acoustics good.
  • Blackout partial – windows have light yellow curtains.
  • Heating by underfloor system.
  • No piano. Smoke detectors in hall.
  • 2 small A-frame steps available.


  • Power: 100amp 3-phase incomer. Distribution board located in foyer. Ring main on 32amp trip.
  • Stage lighting – dimmable 12volt system with 50watt spots for basic stage light.
  • Small PA system controlled from stage left corner – Peavey XR800F 9-2 mixer, AM1000 amp, 4 x small EV speakers on hall walls.CD player, hand-held and lapel radio mic. Induction loop fitted.
  • Houselights are dimmable 12volt wall uplighters and roof lights. Switched at back of hall but dimmable from stage left corner.


  • Store can be used as dressing room.
  • Kitchen & lounge available.
  • Separate toilet in backstage store.