Here are some of our many organisation and local groups who use Woodmead Halls on a regular basis. Full details of some of their activities are listen below together with contact details.

If you would like to make a booking for your group please contact us, and we can process your request. Example of our organisations are:

  • Community Bingo
  • Lyme School of Ballet
  • Lyme Regis Town Band
  • Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • FitSteps
  • Blood Donors

Lyme Regis Town

Lyme Regis Town Band was re-formed in 1981 after a lapse of thirty years and was funded, initially, by a donation from the makers of ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ which was filmed in Lyme Regis during that year. The band soon established itself as an integral part of the town’s community and social activities. Our Musical Director is David Tozer, a talented musician and bandsman with many years experience.

Rehearsals take place every Tuesday at the Woodmead Halls from 7.45 to 9.30pm. The Band is always keen to recruit new members and welcomes both experienced players, “rusty” players returning after a break and beginners all of whom are warmly welcomed and strongly supported.

For beginners there is a Training Band which meets every Tuesday from 7.00 to 7.45 p.m. also at the Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. The Band provides free tuition by band member, Ellis Holt, plus an instrument and uniform. All that is asked in return is regular attendance, dedication and an eagerness to improve. To protect young people, our teachers hold enhanced BDS certificates and we operate our own Child Protection Policy. Learners progress through to the main band at the discretion of the Musical Director. At the end of each session, trainees are encouraged to sit with the main band for part or all of the rehearsal. For further details regarding the Training Band please contact in the first instance.

Full details of Lyme Regis Town Band, including details of future engagements can be found by visiting their website on

Lyme School of

At Lyme School of Ballet (LSB) we teach tiny tots to teenagers, beginners to advanced students, but are particularly proud of our ever-growing community of adult and male students. Students are welcomed to all-inclusive and friendly classes.

LSB specialises in the Royal Academy of Dance’s (RAD) Ballet Syllabi. We offer classes for the RAD’s Dance To Your Own Tune programme for Pre-School dancers (aged 2.5 – 5 years old) and all their Graded Syllabi, from Pre-Primary in Dance to Grade 8. We also offer the Vocational Graded Syllabi, from Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2. These grades include pointe work for the girls and allegro practice for the boys. Students have the chance to take RAD examinations every 18 months to progress in their studies and achieve certification in classical ballet.

We also have an established group of adult ballet dancers who attend our newly named Silver Swans® classes. Silver Swans® is a pilot programme, developed by the RAD, based on research into dance practice for adult and older learners. It aims to promote ballet for overall adult and elder communities’ health and wellbeing.

For more details on the Lyme School of Ballet, visit their website

Heritage Cost

U3As are self-help, self managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full-time work, providing opportunities for members to share learning experiences and activities in a wide range of groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

The Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A was founded in November 2005 and currently has a membership of approximately five hundred in Lyme Regis and the surrounding area. The group meets regularly at the Woodmead Halls and for further information about their activities you can phone their Membership Secretary on 01297 444566 or email


Ballroom and Latin based fitness classes with local instructor Sarah Causley. Featuring all your favourite Strictly dance styles; the Cha Cha, Jive, Quickstep, Salsa, Paso, American Smooth & more! FitSteps is a great way to dance, socialise, make new friends and get fit at the same time!

For more details on FitSteps classes, visit the Facebook page

Blood Donors

With its central location, disabled access, ample parking and excellent facilities the Woodmead Halls is the ideal location for the Blood Donor Team when they come Lyme Regis.

New donors, as well as regulars, are most welcome to attend. Why not go along and help to maintain vital blood stocks – your contribution will save a life!

For further information about giving blood and also organ donation please visit, and

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have recently launched a new campaign entitled “Blood Doesn’t Grown on Trees” to encourage more young donors to start donating. Knitters from all over Dorset have been involved by knitting blood drops that hang in trees at events over the month.