About The Wakes

Communities coming together

In the heart of Oakengates Town centre in Theatre Square is The Wakes; a community venue opened in June 2017 by Mayor Stephen Reynolds.

Named after ‘The Wakes Week’ this community centre is a fitting tribute to a historic annual celebration dating back to the 1800’s. With the support and backing of Oakengates Town Council, The Wakes was created to provide services and events for local residents and houses the Town Council.

The Wakes hosts events and activities for all ages, these modern facilities hosts both public and private events at competitive prices. Take a look at our list of upcoming events, or why not book one of our rooms for a party or meeting. Get in touch with us, and we will help you any way we can.

Outside Front

Travel to The Wakes

Travel by car, train and bus to Oakengates

The Outpost Cafe & Bar

Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks & Shakes at The Wakes.

Children's Centre at The Wakes

Supporting families and young children


The Place Theatre

The best Comedians, and live performances


Oakengates Carnival

Read about the famous Oakengates carnival


Facilities at The Wakes

All about our facilities and rooms for hire