The School Hall was built as a memorial to the Etonians who were killed in the Boer War.
It is used today for school assemblies, a daily masters’ meeting, and a number of other functions such as concerts.
School Hall is also available for hire by external organizations. The Resident Committee of the Provost and Fellows meets from time to time to consider applications and usually approves between thirty and forty each year. There is a Public Entertainments Licence, issued by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, to allow such use. In recent years regular users have included the Windsor & Eton Choral Society, the Amersham Festival Society, the Broadheath Singers, the Royal Free Singers, the Slough Philharmonic Society, the Wokingham Choral Society, and the Windsor Festival.
In order to satisfy the conditions of School Hall’s Public Entertainment Licence, the following restrictions apply.
- If the audience is close-seated, the total audience is limited to 538.
- When the stage is extended, this maximum figure is reduced as follows:
by 57 seats when it is extended partly (by 6 ft)
by 95 seats when it is extended fully (by 14 ft)
- Chairs must remain linked and positioned as set out by the Custodian.
- Attendance at a dinner or dance is limited to 200 people.