Shop, Eat and Socialise

Situated in the centre of Newtown, the Victorian Market Hall can be found between High Street and Market Street within the main shopping area of the town.

We have a diverse group of traditional independent traders within our indoor market selling everything from essential supplies and Computer games to fancy goods and fashion items. We also offer services such as Holistic and Complimentary Therapies, Podiatry, Hair styling for men and women, repair services and key cutting. You can also visit our on-site cafe for lunch, to socialise with friends, or just to rest and relax in the large, bright airy space.

Newtown has a strong market tradition dating back to the thirteenth century.

In 1868 Wastel Brisco instructed his agent in Newtown, Thomas Sturkey, to have some of his properties in High Street and Market Street demolished and an imposing Market Hall built in their place. The Liverpool architect David Walker, was engaged to draw up plans which included imposing yellow brick and terracotta facades open at both Market Street and High Street entrances.

The new building was opened a few days before Christmas in 1869. The key was turned by Thomas Sturkey’s young son Owen.The opening was a magnificent event which brought people from far and wide and included a full day of events attended by hundreds of local people. The building has subsequently enjoyed a full and colourful history which has been researched and recorded and is available by clicking on this link.

In 2008 Newtown Market Hall put up for sale by Powys County Council. Mid Wales Food and Land Trust saw the potential to return the (now run down) building to its original use as a local market hall and general hub for social and community activities.

After a long, arduous process of seeking grant funding, a package of funding was brought together with grants from Heritage Lottery Fund, Big Lottery Community Asset Transfer Programme and Welsh Government Community Facilities and Activities Programme.  The restoration works started on site in June 2014, with the building opening to the public in September 2015.

As you look around the hall you may spot some of the original timber furniture, an original market hall stall front and original timber reused in the cafe counter.

Inside Glanhafren

Ground Floor

Country Living Antiques, gifts,  Welsh wool blankets, dog beds.

The Market Kitchen – Cafe.

Loxies – General hardware, key cutting, watch batteries and repair, mobile phone repairs and accessories.

AL Clothing – Mens clothing.

Balcony (Platform lift to second floor)

All Together Podiatry

Kaths Holistic Therapies

Blaneys Academy – Hairdressers and barbers.

Meeting Room – Available to hire at £10.00 per hour.


Ego Computer games, PC repairs,

Idris’s Barbers – Barbers.


Disabled access (Auto doors for easy disabled access)

On-site refreshments

Baby changing facilities (cafe toilets)

Meeting Room

Dogs on leads welcome


Become a Trader

Situated in the centre of Newtown, the Victorian Market Hall is adjacent to the main pedestrian shopping street of Broad Street. With a good mix of stalls and units, we can offer a semi-tailored space for any business which complements our current offer.

Market Hall permanent units are available from £50.00 per week, with day tables available from £10.00 per day (Tuesday to Saturday).

Other benefits include: 

Central location – Safe secure environment – New trader incentives – Central office support – Free trader Wi-Fi – Disabled toilet access  – Auto door for easy disabled access

Contact the Market Office (01686 622388) for an informal discussion.