It’s after it was found the paint on the 30’s built ceiling contained lead.

Cinema screenings will recommence in mid-December, with the first live show being the Christmas Pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.

Nick Wright, MVDC’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said “While it is disappointing that we will not be able to re-open Dorking Halls in October as originally planned, these works are vital to the long-term future of this iconic building; the work must be done, and it must be done safely. But although the hall itself will be closed, the Dorking Halls team are working hard to re-locate as many events as possible to other venues in the area – so keep in touch via the Dorking Halls Website and the temporary Box Office at Pippbrook. There will be plenty to keep us entertained as we look forward to the Christmas Pantomime.”