The Mechanics Institute is a Registered Charity funded by membership fees and by many fundraising events organised by local people. Many village meetings and events of all types are held here. The Main Hall, the Reading Room and the Annexe are available for groups and individuals to hire.The Refurbishment and Extension Programme reached completion, and many residents of Kirkby and area were welcomed to the Official Re-Opening on Saturday 20 May 2006 at 10.15 am by John Peacock, a long standing Institute and Committee Member.
Membership fees. £10.00 per annumMechanics Institute, Snooker and Billiards Club Membership £15.00 per annumHIRE CHARGESMain Hall£15.00 per hourReading Room £5.50 per hourAnnex £7.50 / £11 per hourKitchen £10/£20 per sessionAlcohol permission and bar units £25.00Party Hire (six hours) Standard, includes Main Hall, Reading Room, Kitchen, Alcohol permission £140 / £150Standard, plus Annex£180/£190Best crockery and cutlery (100 sets) £30.00Stage Lighting£4 per hourFor further details please telephone 01765 658438.