… We’re counting down to the hall’s centenary

  • Simple booking system including electronic form submission
  • Hire per session or for longer periods
  • Lower daily rates for non – commercial organisations
  • Lower rates for regular contract hirers

Covid-19 update to Standard Terms and Conditions of Booking

The South Zeal Victory Hall Management Committee exists to ensure that the Victory Hall is maintained for and is therefore available for use by the community in perpetuity. For this to happen, we are sure that hirers will understand that this means that the hall must be used in a legal, safe and responsible manner at all times.  Hirers, please therefore note the hall’s Standard Terms and Conditions of Booking have been amended to include additional requirements in order for the hall to operate safely within the Covid-19 guidelines. Download from the Booking page of the website. You may also be interested in our current Risk Assessment – see the bottom of this page.

About South Zeal Victory Hall 

The Victory Hall is the home of Little Beacons Pre School and is available for regular or one off hire at all other times.

Like other village halls, users may be attending the meetings of local societies and groups, exhibitions, presentations, money raising events, classes of various types and over the years any number of other pursuits.

Due to its reasonable size, it’s also a popular venue for weddings and parties.  Additionally benefiting from a good size stage it’s also a great choice for artistic or musical productions. Not forgetting every August when The Dartmoor Folk Festival use the hall as one of their festival venues.

Disabled access – There is access to the left hand side of the building to a side door which is for disabled use only.

Location – Situated in the centre of the thriving Dartmoor village of South Zeal, near Okehampton, Devon, the Victory Hall has been the village hall for the local community since the 1920’s. 

South Zeal Victory Hall, 8th May 2020. Bedecked with bunting to commemorate the VE75 anniversary, during the period of no public gatherings due to Covid-19.

Situated in the main street, approximately half way between the Oxenham Arms and the King’s Arms and just up the hill from St Mary’s Chapel. Use Satnav EX20 2JS.

Parking – Whilst there is no off road car park for the hall, the village does offer a public car park further down the road. Take the first right and then right again into the recreation ground.

Key features – The hall particularly benefits from its sizeable main hall; offering a generous capacity of 200 for music/ dancing, 152 for theatre style layout and a recommended 120 maximum when fully seated at tables. Central heating and lighting are included in the hire fee. Coin meters operate the hot water and wall heaters.

The hall’s administration

South Zeal Victory Hall is a Foundation under Section 18 of the Charities Act 1960, of which members of South Tawton Parish Council are the Custodian Trustees.

Meeting bi-monthly, with the Annual General Meeting held every November, the hall is managed by a Committee made up of Management Trustees; comprising the main user groups as well as representatives of South Tawton Parish Council plus elected and co-opted members.

The premises are licensed by West Devon Borough Council and we hold the required PRS/PPL licence for the use of music.

Health & safety

Since 2012, the Management Committee has maintained a Health and Safety Policy for the hall, which is reviewed annually. Our current Risk Assessment, including Covid-19 compliance is available to download here.

Getting involved

We very much welcome interest about joining the Management Committee as well as user feedback .