Welcome to Harby Village Hall
Our village hall provides a vital amenity for Harby, a community of about 900 people in the Vale of Belvoir in north-east Leicestershire. Regular users include Harby Primary School, Guides, Brownies, the Women’s Institute, and local music, art, exercise, dance and drama groups. It is also a venue for one-off village events and is available for hire for private functions.
There has been a village hall (formerly known as ‘The Institute’) on the current site since 1925. Prior to that, its predecessor – the Reading Room – occupied the first floor of a coach house on the far side of the present village car park, at the corner of School Lane and Langar Lane. The Institute was originally a reused corrugated iron army hut, built on land donated by Harry Furmidge, a local farmer. In the early 1950s, a brick kitchen and boiler house were added, and in subsequent decades the main building was converted to brick construction, extended and re-roofed.
Harby Village Hall is a Registered Charity (Number 1071575), managed by a group of volunteers. Documents that describe our policies are available for download using the links at the bottom of this page.