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The Oval Community Centre

The Oval 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. They also employ qualified staff to run their popular pre-school 'Busy Bee's'.

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.


  • Main hall
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Porta-cabin
  • Kitchen, with fridge, cooker and microwave included in hire
  • No cutlery/crockery
  • Fully licensed
  • Baby-changing facilities

Disabled access

  • Two disabled toilets
  • Disabled parking available at the Oval shops
  • Wheelchair access via front door.
  • Hearing loop (main hall and two meeting rooms)


Main hall - 200 standing / 300 seated (meeting)
Meeting room (nos 3/4) - 30 people
Meeting room (no 5) - up to 10 people
Meeting room (no 6) - up to 10 people
Porta-cabin - up to 30 people


Monday to Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday and Saturday 9am - midnight
Sunday 1.30 - 10pm


There is plenty of parking near the Community Centre.


  • Various Dance Classes
  • Fitness classes
  • Mums & Toddlers
  • Learning Zone
  • Kick Boxing
  • Irish Language Group
  • Sunday School
  • Play Group
  • Beavers & Cubs

For more information about activities please contact the Community Centre or visit their website - details available on the right.



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 - 3pm
Friday 9am - 1pm

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Charity No: 270150