The Diss Corn Hall Trust

The Diss Corn Hall Trust

Charity information

The Diss Corn Hall Trust

The Diss Corn Hall Trust is a vibrant cultural and heritage centre offering the whole community the opportunity to enjoy and participate in all forms of the arts through performances and workshops

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    The Corn Hall is a centre for the performing arts, education and the heritage for the large catchment area of South Norfolk and North Suffolk, and will welcome 50,000 visitors in 2018.

    It's parent Trust is also a catalyst for the economic regeneration of the historic centre of Diss; in partnership with the Town Council and Museum it has delivered a £3 million project, to restore the Corn Hall and bring life back to the commercial heart of the town. The project was made possible by a £1. 65 million grant from the Heriatge Lottery Fund, and other generous funders including the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Big Give.

  • Aims

    The Diss Corn Hall Trust aims to:

    • To encourage a broad section of the community to experience and participate in stimulating arts and heritage events. In 2018 it will stage over 180 events and receive 50,000 visits.
    • To provide skills training and life opportunities for young people through an award winning Arts Award scheme, young peoples theatre, volunteering and a successful interns programme.
    • To reduce isolation of young families though drop in sessions and a Saturday Club which provides an introduction to the arts, and to enrich the lives of older people through volunteering and classes.
    • To work with partners in the town and the surrounding area to use the arts and heritage as a catalyst for economic regeneration.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1136553

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 90

    Phone number: 01379 652241

    Address: Diss Corn HallSt Nicholas StreetDissNorfolk IP22 4LB

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    In our first year since restoration, visitors to our ‘new’ venue rose by 30% to 45,000... More