The Old Court Room at The Manor House provides a unique and intimate ambience for musical events. Musicians have commented at the clarity of the acoustics and the closeness of the audience giving immediate feedback and response. The acoustics are as suited to jazz and piano recitals as they are to folk or blues.
The intimacy of the Old Court Room brings the audience close to the performers at The Manor House which establishes a connection that is unmatched. This is like a performance coming to life around your own music collection in your own living room.
In our own short history of hosting gigs we have established a reputation for bringing acts to Sedgefield that you wouldn't otherwise see. We've loved it and our acts have loved it too.
The quality of the natural acoustics in the Old Court Room means amplification is kept to a minimum so that natural sound of the performers comes through and they can engage in a conversation. The low-key background lighting enhances the intimacy of our gigs.
Depending on each individual gig our audiences are seated in a semi-circle while the act sets-up between our two stone fireplaces or, alternatively, cinema style with a stage; both are good.
To complete the experience we have a great bar stocked with good beers, ciders, wines and spirits including Manor House Sanction Gin.