The main part of Harby Village Hall is about 15 m long and 9.5 m wide (7.5 m to the pillars along its east side). It is up to 4 m high along its central axis, reducing to just under 3 m at the sides and beyond the pillars. The kitchen measures about 6 m x 3 m and there is a hatch/servery between it and the main hall. Kitchen equipment includes a cooker with 6 hobs and a large oven, grill, microwave, water heater, fridge and steriliser. There are pots, pans, roasting trays, cooking utensils, and cutlery and crockery for 100+ diners.
The hall is licensed for a maximum of 288 people standing and 144 seated. The Village Hall Committee has a license to sell alcohol, and can provide a bar service for hirers. The 3 m long bar lies behind the shutters to the left of the servery (second photo).
The stage is 4 m wide, with wings about 1 m wide on either side. It is 2.5 m deep to the current backdrop, with a further 2 m behind that. There is a 5 m x 3 m storage/changing area at the back of the hall, behind the stage. Performers have the choice of using the stage, the floor area in front of it or the space between the pillars along the long side of the hall.
The main entrance to the hall faces the village car park. There are steps on this route but alternative access is available via a ramp from the School Lane pavement. There is level access from the main part of the hall to a disabled toilet through a door that is 0.9 m wide.
There is a 2.1 m height restriction at the entrance and exit to the village car park. If you wish to apply to bring a larger vehicle in please contact the Parish Council (email@example.com).
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Since the above photos were taken, a larger set of old Harby photos has been mounted in the village hall.
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