Blackfordby Old School Room

An Ideal Venue for Small Groups

Available to Hire All Year Round

In the Heart of the Community

An Ideal Venue for Small Group Activities

Blackfordby Old School Room is a beautiful historic building in the heart of Blackfordby, providing an intimate and cosy little venue for events, classes and meetings. We currently host music performances, art groups, a wildlife group, guitar lessons, talks and spring and Christmas fairs. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook for up to date information.

Originally built in 1843, the hall on Main Street is Blackfordby’s original schoolroom, and it remained so until the building of St. Margaret’s primary school in 1889.

For the last hundred and thirty years, the Old School Room has been made available for villagers to use. After the children left, the building became a Sunday School used by the old Wesleyan chapel. By the 1920s, it had become known as The Institute and was used to host billiards, wedding receptions, WI meetings, and produce shows by the village garden society.

After Blackfordby Village Hall was constructed in 1974, the Old School Room became home to the village youth club. When that ceased in 2018, a new board of trustees decided to keep this historic building open as a public space. This has meant holding lots of village fundraising events and obtaining local authority grants to refurbish and improve the facilities, making the building fit for public use in the 21st century.

Blackfordby Old School Room vintage print
The Institute

Upcoming Events

Events at the Heart of the Village

Regular Events

Please click on the plus icon to expand the listing for further information. To enquire about booking your own event, please use our contact form.

Sewing Classes – Wednesday

Sewing group for all skill levels meets Wednesdays 7–9pm.
For more information, contact Jenny Earnshaw on: 07751 673074

Wildlife Group – Thursday (once per month)

Meets monthly, 7.30–9.30pm.

More info: Contact Brian Hammond on 07751 673084

Young Farmers – (once per month)

More info: call Ellie 07748 314 444

Booking & Contact the Old School Room

The hall can accommodate 30-35 people. The hall measures 50m2 and we have ample trestle and bistro-style tables, chairs, even some for the little ones! We also provide a kitchen with tea and coffee-making facilities.

Hire rates are £10 per hour or £8 per hour for block bookings.

To enquire about a booking, please complete the form below, call 07878 771419 or email

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