The Oval Community Centre

The Oval (Stevenage) Community Association is a registered Charity that runs the Oval Community Centre. The Association employ staff to oversee the day to day running of the centre.

Built in 1974, the Oval centre is the largest community centre in Stevenage and attracts a varied range of users who offer services for all ages.

As well as hiring rooms for private functions such as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, there are also meeting rooms that can be hired.


  • Large main hall with kitchen & small outside patio area
  • Small fridge and microwave
  • 2 large cookers for catering – small fee applies
  • Licensed for music
  • Baby changing facilities
  • No crockery/cutlery
  • All Saints Church inside our Centre
  • Free computer use subject to availability
  • Wheelchair access (front door)
  • Two toilets for disabled (ground floor)
  • Hearing loops in main hall & 2 meeting rooms
  • Heating
  • Chair lift access for 1st floor rooms


  • Monday to Thursday 9am to 11pm
  • Friday & Saturdays 9am to 12 midnight
  • Sundays 12:30 pm to 10pm


  • Main hall – 200 people / 130 if fully seated
  • Room 3/4 – up to 25 people / this room has a small kitchenette
  • Room 5 – up to 8 people
  • Room 6 – up to 10 people
  • Coffee bar area – up to 20 people
  • Youth wing – up to 25 people


  • Ample free parking facilities either side of the Centre


A taster of what’s on offer at the Oval Community Centre. New groups/clubs welcome – please contact the Centre direct to enquire. Discounted rates for Registered Charities.

  • Over 50’s Friendship Group
  • Dog Training
  • Craft Club
  • Various dance classes
  • Sign language classes
  • Hearing advisory
  • Chiropodist
  • Tea/Coffee mornings and afternoons
  • Jelly Tots Nursery & Pre-School
  • Barnardos Family Centre

New groups/clubs welcome, please contact the Centre direct to enquire.

Discounted rates for registered charities.

Please visit our Website or Facebook page for a full list of all our activities and hire prices.


Location map of Stevenage Community Centres

Useful links

Oval Community Centre

Contact details

The Oval Community Centre
Vardon Road
01438 359404

Office hours

Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 2.30pm
Friday 9am - 1pm  

Charity No: 1145178