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The Mill Arts and Events Centre


Dean Friedman returns to the Mill Arts & Events Centre

Internationally acclaimed American singer songwriter Dean Friedman will return to perform at the Mill Hall on 5 May 2024 along with special guest Nia Nicholls.

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Shades of Simon at the Mill Arts & Events Centre

Shades of Simon, the UK’s no.1 Paul Simon tribute band, will be presenting their highly acclaimed two hour theatre style show “The Paul Simon Story” at the Mill Arts & Events Centre on Saturday 8th June 2024!

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Hiring The Mill Arts and Events Centre

Located along Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, (SS6 7ED) and just off Rayleigh High Street, The Mill Arts and Events Centre (The Mill) is the perfect venue for a variety of bookings, from small meetings to large celebrations and performances.

The Main Hall, located on the ground floor, is the largest hall at The Mill, and is suitable for large events such as a craft fayres, birthday parties, wedding receptions, and dance competitions. With a stage and dressing room, the Main Hall is also a suitable space for various performances and concerts.

The Bar Lounge, located on the first floor, is a medium-sized function room, and is suitable for birthday parties, wedding receptions, exercise classes, meetings, and presentations.

The Meeting Room, located on the ground floor, is a small room available for hire, and is suitable for meetings, presentations, and training courses.

There are two pay and display car parks directly outside the Mill Arts and Events Centre.

For further information on hiring The Mill, or the facilities available, please contact Rochford District Council’s Leisure & Cultural Services Team using this form or phoning 01702 963328.

What’s on at The Mill Arts and Events Centre?

Weekly Bookings:


9:45am – 10:45am: Jazzercise; Main Hall.; 07788 587615

10am – 12pm: Winter Dementia Café; Meeting Room. Alzheimer’s Society; 0333 150 3456.

2pm – 3pm: Pilates; Main Hall. 07941 351999

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Zumba; Main Hall. 07588 546559

7:15pm – 8:15pm: Mat Pilates; Bar Lounge.

8pm – 11pm: Ceroc – Dance Class & Social; Main Hall


9.45am – 10.45 am; Jazzercise; Bar Lounge.; 07788 587615

10am – 10:45am: 50+ Keep Fit; Main Hall.; 07779 646945

11:45am – 12:45pm: Chair Yoga; Bar Lounge. 07912 622483

12:30pm – 1:30pm; Move it or Lose it; Main Hall. 07985 745406

7:15pm – 8:15pm: Yoga; Bar Lounge. 07912 622483


9:30am – 10:30am: Old School Aerobics and Toning; Main Hall. 07903 992367

10am – 11am: Yoga; Bar Lounge. 07912 622483

11:15am – 12pm: Sit Fit; Bar Lounge. 07912 622483


10am – 10:45am: Line Dance Fusion; Main Hall. 07779 646945

10:30am: DanceFIT; Bar Lounge. 07874 660435

11:30am: Fitness Pilates; Bar Lounge. 07874 660435

7:15pm: CardioFIT; Bar Lounge. 07874 660435


9:45am – 10:45am: Jazzercise; Main Hall. 07788 587615

Upcoming Events:


Music for the Brain, Saturday 17th February 2024, 2pm – 4pm, Main Hall

Sisters Soiree, Community Meet Up for Muslim Women, 21st February 2024, 5pm – 10pm, Main Hall

Ballroom, Latin & Sequence Dancing, Saturday 17th February 2024, 7:15pm – 10:15pm, Bar Lounge

Joe Banana’s Big Party!, Childrens Entertainer, Thursday 22nd February 2024, 12:30pm – 2:30pm & 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall


British Classic Bench Press Championships, Saturday 2rd March 2024, 7:30am – 8:30pm, Main Hall

Ceroc – Adult Dance Event, Saturday 9th March 2024, 8pm – 11:30pm, Main Hall

Live Standup Comedy with Lee Hurst. Saturday 16th March 2024, 7pm, Main Hall

Folk & Bespoke Craft Fair, Saturday 23rd March, 10am – 3pm, Main Hall

Wedding Fair, Sunday 24th March, 11am – 3pm, Main Hall

WrestleForce, Friday 29th March, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Main Hall

Please note timings and activities are subject to change.