Dating in part from the late 19th century the hall is a greatly appreciated community asset central to much of the village’s social life. Used extensively by local residents and community groups from near and far. Providing an adaptable facility it is able to accommodate a variety of uses including children's parties, dances, weddings, christenings, keep fit, conferences, small business meetings.
The Hall is operated and maintained by a committee of local volunteers meetings being held monthly, with an Annual General Meeting held in April.
Regular users include Houghton Women's Institute, Rainbows, Monday Art Group, The Evergreens, Solway Radio Club, The Railway Club, The Flower Guild, Houghton Indoor Bowls Club, Argentine Tango Group, Yoga and a monthly Farmer’s Market.
Pre-school children’s activities include a Mums and Toddlers Group, Moo Music, Music Makers and Art Venturers.
Houghton Village Hall lies at the very heart of the village of Houghton adjacent to the village green. Houghton its self lies to the north of Carlisle approximately a mile from J44 of the M6, the line of Hadrian's Wall passes a mile to the south.
The village has a thriving General Store with Post Office, a primary school, a nursery and a hairdresser’s salon. St John’s Church lies at the north end of the village; the Croft organic farm, selling organic produce and Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Gosling Sike conservation area both lie immediately to the south. A vibrant local restaurant ‘The Lounge on the Green’ is situated a short distance from the hall.