Hire of Market Square (Stafford)

The Market Square is the focal point in the heart of Stafford Town Centre and was completely refurbished in 2023.

Its a place where all residents and visitors to Stafford can undertake a variety of activities, be entertained, enjoy shopping and leisure activities or sit and watch the world go by.

The square is divided into quadrants - as shown in the diagram below. You can hire the whole of the square or just part of it to suit your needs.

Market Square Events

If you would like further information please contact the Market office on 01785 245935 or email market@staffordbc.gov.uk

The release of sky lanterns and balloons is strictly prohibited in the square.

image of market square showing four quadrants which can be hired


Market Square Hire Charges from 1 January 2024

Sunday to Thursday - charges per day:

  Whole Square Half of a Square Quarter of a Square
Commercial £232.50 £116.25 £58.13
Not for Profit £116 £58 £29
Charity N/A £19.75 £19.75

Friday - charges per day:

  Whole Square Half of a Square Quarter of a Square
Commercial £255 £127.50 £63.75
Not for Profit £126 £63 £31.50
Charity N/A £19.75 £19.75

Saturday - charges per day (Maximum Charge):

  Whole Square Half of a Square Quarter of a Square
Commercial £455 £227.50 £113.75
Not for Profit £232.50 £116.25 £58.13
Charity N/A £19.75 £19.75

These hire charges are VAT exempt.

Street Cleansing - The actual cost of cleaning to Street Scene (minimum £100 if applicable)

Cancellations - If a booking is cancelled within 14 days of the event, 100% cancellation charges apply. If a booking is cancelled more than 14 days before an event a £38 administration charge will be applied.

Fees will be increased annually by the headline rate of inflation, unless determined otherwise by the Council.

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