Reading Association for the Blind

Supporting visually impaired people of Reading since 1883

We are a charitable association offering services to the Blind and visually impaired in Reading Berkshire UK.

A group from Young at Heart enjoying lunch out at the Goring and Streatley Golf Club in October 2014
RAB sight impaired person with his guide walking through woods May 2018


Hall Hire

Internal  view of Walford Hall Walford Hall is available for hire when it is not being used by the Association. The hall measures 20M X 7.5M (65ft x 25ft) and has a stage at one end. There are male and female toilets plus a separate accessible one, and a kitchen in which food and drink can be prepared. (No alcoholic beverages allowed).
Bookings can take place between 9.00 and 21.30 and the minimum hire period is 2 hours for 6 or more dates.


Monday - Thursday £12.00 per hour + VAT
Friday - Sunday £15.00 per hour + VAT.
Discounts apply to quantity bookings, such as quarterly block bookings. These prices are under review at present and will be increasing in the near future due to increased running costs.

We request that all booking charges are paid in advance. A deposit of £100 is payable (refundable subject to terms of contract) this is because we wish to maintain our quality service to our vision impaired clients.

Contact details

Reading Association for the Blind (RAB)
Walford Hall
Carey Street

Phone: 0118 957 2960

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