Thorpe Astley Community Centre

Please note: due to Covid-19 the capacities of this room may be different, as many the hours it is available.

General Information

Thorpe Astley Community Centre is licensed for music, singing and dancing. Guide Dogs, Hearing & Guide Dogs are welcome in all areas of the Community Centre. Wheelchair users and pushchairs are cated for as the Community Centre is a single story building with easy access to all areas with no steps and wide corridoors and doors. Equipment available for hire at the Community Centre - Flip Chart, Portable Loop Hearing System. Free Wifi is available at the Community Centre.

Sports Facilities Available

Adjacent to the Thorpe Astley Community Centre there are two tennis courts, a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and one Football pitch.  The Tennis Courts and MUGA have floodlights which are available to hire at a small cost if they are required.

Football pitches are available to hire by teams for a seasonal fee.  Please contact Braunstone Civic Centre for details of hire and costs 0116 2890045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Rooms

The Main Hall

Thorpe Astley Main Hall 002The Main Hall is available for family events, conferences meetings and recreational purposes.  The hall has a wooden floor and serving hatch into the kitchen/bar. Bouncy Castles are permitted in the Main Hall with a maximum height of 2.29m (7.5').

Maximum Capacities:

Theatre Style 100
Seating with tables 80


The Main Hall  - 13m x 9.45m (42.65' x 31') (LxW)

Committee Rooms

A selection of rooms are available for meetings or social occasions for smaller groups.  The large meeting room and activity room can be combined and used as one large room if necessary.  These room are fully carpeted and fitted with blinds.  A hatch is available into the kitchen from the activity room.  The small meeting room can accommodate up to 10 people and can be used for meetings, trainings etc.  The room is fully carpeted and fitted with blinds.

Maximum Capacities:

Large Meeting Room 20
Activity Room 15
Small Meeting Room 10


Large Meeting Room  - 4m x 5.1m (42.65' x 31') (LxW)
Activity Room - 5.2m x 5.1m (17.06' x 16.73') (LxW)
Large Meeting Room & Activity Combined - 12.26m x 5.1m (40.22' x 16.73') (LxW)
Small Meeting Room - 3.1m x 4.42m (10.17 x 14.50') (LxW)


There is a modern kitchen available for hire in conjunction with room hire.  The kitchen has a microwave oven, fridge, tea urn and glass washer. Please note there is no cooker availabe.  The Civic Centre can also provide hot flasks/cups, tea/coffee etc, bottled water for a modest charge.

Licensed Bar

We are able to provide a limited bar service at the Community Centre to suit your function by prior arrangement with the Bar Manager Rachel Carter, who can be reached on 0116 2160478.  Hirers are NOT allowed to bring their own alcohol beverages.

Thorpe Astley Community Centre Floor Plan

TACC Floor Plan

Braunstone Civic Centre

Customer Services Shop

Braunstone Civic Centre
Braunstone Town,

Tel: 0116 2890045
Fax: 0116 2824785

The coat of arms of Braunstone Town, with text reading 'Braunstone Town Council'.

Our Community Centres

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Braunstone Civic Centre
Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
Tel: 0116 2890045

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Thorpe Astley Community Centre
Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, Leicester, LE3 3RU.
Tel: 0116 2890704


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Business Hours

Customer Service Shop

The new opening hours for customer services at the Braunstone Civic Centre during Covid-19 are: 

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 5PM.
  • Wednesday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 6PM.
  • Thursday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 5PM.
  • Friday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 5PM.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Please get in touch for information regarding bookings. 


Braunstone Town Community Library

  • Monday: 2PM - 7PM
  • Tuesday: 2PM - 5PM
  • Wednesday: 10AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 5PM.
  • Thursday: 2PM - 5PM
  • Friday: 10AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 5PM.
  • Saturday: 10AM - 1PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Thorpe Astley Community Centre

Not available for hirings due to Covid-19 Outbreak