January 2021 Lockdown

Following the recent Government announcement, from 5th January 2021 we will be closed to all activities until further notice.

We will continue to monitor government advice, and look forward to welcoming the community back to The Civic as soon as it is safe to do so.

You can continue to support us during these uncertain times, by purchasing tickets to #The Event That Never Happened – an event that, you guessed it, will never happen. Tickets purchased automatically become donations directly to us, and for every pound raised until 31.01.2021 it will be matched by One Community Foundation Match It Campaign. Making every £1 you donate, £2 received by us.

Tickets are available from just £2 each at: WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing | Holmfirth Civic Hall: The Event That Never Happened

Thank you to everyone who has supported this event, during these uncertain times.

Gary Delaney – Gary in Punderland

We are thrilled to announce Gary Delaney will not only be bringing 2 warm up shows to us in April 2021, but will be bring his new Tour ‘Gary in Punderland to The Civic on 13th April 2021.

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world – star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

Tickets are now available at :

This show will form part of our calendar of comedy events during 2021. Tickets to all shows are available at


We are thrilled to announce that Daliso Chaponda will be bring his Apocalypse Not Now Tour to The Civic on Saturday 29th May 2021.

Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is back out of the house and on a stage with a new hour of the slickest, sharpest look at life. It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t been going to plan for Daliso… but he’s been performing online daily to millions of viewers, this is your first chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!

Tickets are available at : WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing | Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

£25,000 to help Holmfirth Civic Hall during current COVID-19 pandemic

Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust has been awarded £25,000 of National Lottery funding from the Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Fund.  The money is to be used to cover the ongoing running costs of the Hall through the closure period enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as supporting with costs associated with the gradual reopening of the Hall as easing commences.

The outbreak of the virus and the consequent shutdown of businesses as of 23rd March 2020 has left the arts, cultural and entertainment sector facing a period of uncertainty.

In response, Arts Council England are providing £160m of Emergency Response Funds, via Government and National Lottery support, to help those individuals and organisations most affected survive the summer months.  These grants are being awarded as part of a broader strategy to preserve the cultural sector, helping artists and organisations to survive the immediate cashflow challenges, to continue producing work where possible, and to thrive again.

Judith Patrick, Holmfirth Civic Hall Chairman, said:

“The grant will provide much needed funds to help us survive the closure period, but more importantly to ensure the Hall can sustain itself until we are able to resume something like normal activity.  We anticipate it may be some time before we can welcome back visitors in the number’s pre-lockdown and as a small community venue, run by a charity the future of the Hall is in jeopardy.  The Hall received little or no income throughout the closure period and is only now starting to receive any with the very few people able to use the Hall.

We want to be in a position to continue our work on securing the long term future of the Hall now that lockdown measures are being lifted, but with costs being incurred throughout the period we were closed as well as now we’re opening up but with limited activities able to return, funds such as this are vital to help us in see out this difficult time.”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:

“The Arts Council has never awarded so many grants, in such a short space of time, to so many creative people. None of this would have been possible without National Lottery players – it’s thanks to them that our artists, arts organisations, museums and libraries are able to continue to benefit the lives of communities across England.”

Motel California 2021 Return

We are thrilled to be welcoming Motel California – A Tribute to the Eagles back to us on Saturday 9th October 2021.

Top Eagles tribute band Motel California is now in its 11th year of delighting fans across the UK. Playing songs from the early days to the latest album they continue to accurately reproduce the glorious vocal harmonies and guitar parts associated with classic songs by Eagles, Joe Walsh, Don Henley and Glenn Frey.

Tickets are only £12 and on sale at WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing | Motel California – A tribute to the Eagles

Only Fools & Boycie Show -Postponed

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis, has been postponed until Friday 29th October 2021.

All tickets already purchased for the May 2021 date are still valid. Remaining tickets are available to purchase at WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing | Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he’ll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.
Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Doors & Bar open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start.

Advent Raffle Winners

Please see our list of winners so far:

1st December – Hamper donated by Abacus Stone. Winner : M E Clowes

2nd December- Sparkling Cream Tea for 2 donated by The Carding Shed. Winner: M E Clowes

3rd December: Hamper donated by Huddersfield Joinery. Winner: Romney Oliver

4th December: Gift Voucher & Christmas Decorations donated by Nellies Wodden Workshop. Winner: John Linton

5th December: Signed Limited Edition Novels donated by Read. Winner: John Linton

6th December: Gift Voucher donated by Fair Trader. Winner: Jade Crowson

7th December: Candle Set donated by Soul Hangover. Winner: Janet Adams

8th December: 10”Chocolate Fudge Cake donated by The Old Bridge Bakery. Winner: Clare Robinson

9th December: Free Boiler Service worth £78, donated by Simon Law & Son Plumbing. Winner: Eleanor Tillotson

10th December: Gift Voucher donated by Magic Rock Tap Holmfirth. Winner: Gordon Hallas

11th December: Perfume Set donated by Amethyst Accendo and a Bottle of Prosecco. Winner: Anna Harrison

12th December: Gift Voucher donated by Holme Coffee House. Winner: Janet Clapham

13th December: Fruit Hamper donated by Andrews Greengrocers. Winner: Ann Law

14th December: Water Bottle donated by Peak Footwear and a bottle of Malbec. Winner: Roseanna Kee

15th December: Beer Hamper donated by Holme Valley Hampers. Winner: Susan Joynson

16th December: Christmas Goodies Bag donated by Scholes Village Store. Winner: Win Harrison

17th December: Prosecco & Chocolates Gift Bag donated by our Chair or Trustees. Winner: Liz Bennett

18th December: Tickets to The George Michael Story -Freedom Tour donated by The George Michael Story. Winner: Claire Walker-Blythe

19th December: Airport Lounge Voucher for 2 donated by Tivoli Travel. Winner: Julie Alsop

20th December: Afternoon Tea for Two donated by Holmfirth Vineyard. Winner: Fiona Platt

Thank you for everyone’s support during this event. All winners have been contacted, and all prizes have now been claimed.

Gary Delaney – Work In Progress

We are thrilled to that Gary Delaney is bringing his Work In Progress Show to The Civic on 24th April 2021. As the 8pm show sold out immediately, Gary has agreed to do an earlier show at 4.30pm.

The wait is over for the return of Britain’s best purveyor of punchlines, Gary Delaney, on a warm-up run of his new tour show of the sharpest one-liners ever made. Between stealing the show on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, Gary extended his last tour show Gagster’s Paradise for a full extra year, leaving howling audiences across the country in hysterics. Now is your chance to experience the comedy world’s favourite gag machine work in a new show at a venue near you.

Coronavirus measure are in place at our Covid Secure Venue.
This will be a intimate show in the Lesser Hall, but will be moved to the Large Hall, if social distancing needs to be in place.  

Tickets are available at WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing

We Still Need Your Support

Following the recent government announcement, the hall will close on Wednesday 4th November, until Wednesday 2nd December.

There are several ways you can support Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust during this second lockdown, to help the hall remain open long term.
*Buy Tickets to our Advent Raffle. A prize will be drawn everyday between 1st and 20th December. More information and tickets available at or buy in person at Andrew’s Greengrocers Every penny raised will be matched up to £2500 by One Community Fund.
*Support ‘The Event That Never Happened’ by buying tickets to this event, which become a direct donation to us at
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The Civic Advent Raffle

Advent Raffle to raise funds for Holmfirth Civic Hall

Following all our large fundraising events being cancelled for the majority of 2020, we are hoping our Advent Raffle will bring much needs funds to the hall. We have been overwhelmed by local business support, with several donating prizes. Prizes will be drawn every day between 1st and 20th December, with the chance to win Christmas Hampers, Bubbly Cream Tea for 2, Magic Rock Voucher and much much more.

Tickets will go on sale on 1st November, at only £2 each, available from the hall management until Wednesday 4th November, then Andrews Greengrocers from Thursday 5th November or at

We are hoping this event will be a great success and will help raise much needed funds for the hall, especially during this uncertain period.