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NEWS FLASH – Matthews Hall and the Dorothy Holman Centre will reopen on Thursday 3rd December for covid-secure activities and events. The market will reopen on Saturday 5th December. The Seniors will be back on Tuesday 8th December. The cafe will reopen on Wednesday 2nd December.

Welcome to Topsham Community Association – Proud managers of Matthews Hall & Dorothy Holman Centre

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Matthews Hall The Heart of Topsham

Our vibrant and bustling flagship venue since 1928, Matthews Hall is located in the centre of historic Topsham. This much-loved hub welcomes locals and visitors alike, offering an array of plays, music, film, exhibitions, classes, dance and talks. And on Saturdays there’s a bustling market selling local produce, gifts and fashion, attracting local as well shoppers from Exeter and surrounding towns and villages. And throughout the week there’s our ever-popular Matthews Hall Café where you can meet for a coffee or some delicious home-cooked food – take a seat inside, in our gardens… or on the front terrace watching our busy town going about its day. 

The Hall is also available for hire for performances, wedding receptions, private exhibitions, business functions or parties. Find out more on the VENUES and VENUE HIRE pages. We are perfectly suited for wedding receptions up to 15 as well as wakes for up to 30 people, with all Covid guidelines in place. Alas, we are not allowed to host purely social events such as private parties at the moment. Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0HF

Matthews Hall – serving Topsham since 1928

Dorothy Holman Centre The Spirit of Community Life

Dorothy Holman Centre

Topsham Community Association is in the process of taking over the running of the Centre, and has combined its booking process with that of Matthews Hall.
Overlooking the beautiful Exe Estuary and the Topsham Recreation Ground, the Centre serves as a venue for a variety of community activities: dance school, toddler group, pilates, zumba, Beavers and Cubs. As well as being ideal for senior activities, the Centre is our popular choice for small private events and children’s parties, where organisations and individuals from Topsham and surrounding area are welcome to hire the venue.

The building includes a large party room and a smaller room with kitchen facilities and easy chairs. To find out more please look at our VENUES page.  Dorothy Holman Centre, Ferry Rd, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0JW