Main Hall

This lovely hall, with barrel-vaulted ceiling, can seat up to 120 people.

Pearson Hall - History

The Pearson Hall was opened in 1889 and named after Canon Hugh Pearson who was the Vicar of Sonning from 1842 until his death in 1882. The name of the hall and the road in which it is located, Pearson Road, is testimony to the great impact that he had upon the village.

Pearson Hall is the focus of village social life. Its uses range from regular activities such as keep fit classes, table tennis and Art Group meetings to dinners and shows for organisations like RNLI and the Sonning & Sonning Eye Society.

Pearson Hall is a registered charity managed by the Trustees of the Pearson Hall Management Committee. A Social Committee organises regular events. The Main Hall is roughly 13.1 m x 7.6 m and can seat up to 120 people. Tables and chairs are available and the numbers are normally limited to 80 persons seated at tables for shows and meals.

Newly installed cinema screen and HD projector for film-shows and presentations. LED lighting provides both variable illumination down-lighters and variable colour and intensity uplighters. Seven different colours can be selected for the uplighters giving a variety of mood effects.

One Hall, Many Uses

Floor area is 100 square meters

This photo is taken from the main entrance

Seating in many combinations

The AGM of the Sonning & Sonning Eye Society



Dinner Parties, Wedding Receptions, AGMs

The Hall can seat up to 80 people in comfort for a catered dinner, or up to 120 if it's more of a buffet. The layout of the tables is very flexible and will allow for relaxed seating of 10 or even 12 people on each table with plenty of room for servers. The fully equipped kitchen is included as part of the hire fee.


Presentations, Evening Shows and Concerts

The stage (4m x 3m approx.) is at one end of the hall and is illuminated with a newly installed LED lighting rig which is ideal for enhancing every event. There is a HD projector and cinema screen for films, presentations and business meetings. We have 120 chairs that can be arranged in rows for meetings or concerts.


Sports Activites, Art Groups and Committee Meetings

The hall is used by yoga and tennis table clubs as well as the local art club. The committee room, at the front of Pearson Hall, is always useful for smaller gatherings.

Pearson Hall, Sonning