18 Aug 2019

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Our Village hall is one of the most vibrant
Community Hubs in the area!

Kirkby Malzeard Mechanics Institute Village Hall is a licenced venue available for hire and is suitable for a variety of activities including meetings, parties, weddings and wakes. 

We are situated in the heart of the village, which is located within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Regular events and classes include (days/time as of May24)
  • Music Night  1st Friday, 7pm doors, 8pm music
  • Quiz Night   Last Friday.  730 pm doors, 8pm quiz
  • Table tennis, Snooker & Billiards, and Lunch club (see Groups)
  • Womens Institute (WI) meetings
  • Youth Club.  Thursday evenings
  • Pilates   Mondays 4pm (not first Mon)
  • Yoga  Wed 930am and Friday 1pm
  • Coffee, Click, & Connect  Tuesdays 10-noon
MIVH is also the venue of choice for a variety of events and community groups:
  • Parish Council & Planning meetings (link)
  • Kirkby in Bloom
  • Village Flower and Produce Show (September)
  • Kirkby Singers (practice and performances)
  • Art class 
  • official Voting location for local and national elections
  • year-round performances from touring musicians and theatre groups 
 Check out our Facebook page for Upcoming Events

We look forward to hosting your event or meeting!
Individual rooms or the whole building can be hired for events or private functions, and we can provide a staffed bar (on request). 
Facilities available include main hall, licensed bar, meeting room, catering style kitchen, and snooker and billiards hall for members.  Photos of the hall and facilities
          Click here for Facilities Descriptions and Booking information

Need glassware or other equipment for an event at another venue?  Click here for a list of items available for hire.  Coming Soon!


 Our 170+ Year History:
The Mechanics Institute Village Hall (formerly The Mechanics Institute) was established and built as a 2-story building in 1852 as part of the great Victorian Education and Training initiative.
In 1936 the top storey was removed, and the large hall was added. 
The building was upgraded in 2002 by adding a side annex to the hall and creating a catering style kitchen, disabled access and enhanced toilet facilities.
The building over the years has served as a general community hall, a venue for family celebration, a teaching space, a doctor’s surgery, a theatre, a library, a sports hall and continues to be available for public hire.
These Halls’ constitutions were based on the original ethos of the Mechanics Institute Movement and is one of the few remaining still in existence in the UK.
 Recent & Future:
 MIVH is looking towards the future needs of our parish and users, with continual investments and facility improvements:
  • Coffee lounge with hot drinks machine and free wi-fi
  • Contactless payment for bar and entry
  • Bar and kitchen improvements
  • 2024:
    • Improved, energy efficient stage lighting in the main hall
    • Online booking and modernized invoice system
    • Going Green: MIVH is excited do our part to generate clean power and help achieve the UK's net-zero goals with a large solar panel installation on our roof - providing the majority of MIVH electricity needs AND exporting over 10,000kWh of energy annually back to the grid, saving more than 2,700kg of CO2 production!
    • Creation of an outdoor events area (planning stage)

 How to find us:

    Mechanics Institute Village Hall, Main Street, Kirkby Malzeard, HG4 3RS

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For general enquiries please contact us: or 01765 650402


Would you like to be a part of this fantastic community asset? 

MIVH is always in need of volunteers (single events or regular involvement) and welcomes new
Trustees on the Committee!  
 Please contact us for more information: 



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