Youth Alive Trust are honoured to be chosen as custodians of the Roy Stokes Hall. If your community group is needing hall space, please get in touch.

The Roy Stokes Hall is based in central New Brighton and has served a wide variety of community organisations and the old Central New Brighton School since the 1970s.

The hall is available for hire for community groups and community events. We aren’t currently taking private one-off bookings such as parties, weddings or funerals, as our focus is on providing affordable regular spaces for community groups. The hall is used regularly by the following groups – please contact them direct if keen to be involved:

There is regular availability most daytimes during the week and weekend afternoons, but very limited evening availability.

If your community group is looking for an amazing hall, for the cost of $30 an hour, including power and wi-fi, flick us an email:

Check out the latest photos of the hall by clicking on this facebook album HYPERLINK


If you’re looking for private one-off bookings such as parties, weddings or funerals, we’ve compiled these other local options for those looking for venues:

The Bridge Hub – South Brighton

CCC – North New Brighton Community Centre

Eastern Community Hub – New Brighton

New Brighton Union Church Hall

South New Brighton Community Hall

New Brighton Surf Club

South Brighton Surf Club

Pleasant Point Yacht Club – South Brighton

Aranui Wainoni Community Centre

Parklands Community Centre

Pūkeko Centre Pavilion – Parklands

Ascot Hub – North New Brighton

Avon Hub (Old Shirley Boys Sport Gym)


The Background

Youth Alive Trust were made custodians of the hall in 2023, after an open tender ran by Christchurch Development Limited.

We know a lot of local people fundraised to build the hall and we pledge to oversee the hall as a long-term community asset. It has so much potential and possibilities, and we look forward to working with existing and new community organisations to best serve our local people.

This won’t change where Youth Alive Trust runs any of its existing programmes or where our current offices are, it’s just an extension of our wider community support.

Thanks to Life in Vacant Spaces for looking after the hall for the past few years.

More information on the hand-over can be read in this article: