Lunesdale Hall

Kirkby Lonsdale’s Institute was renamed The Lunesdale Hall in 2013 by the management committee to make it more attractive as a venue for a wider range of social activities, including christening and wedding celebrations.

It was built in 1895 and is a much-used public building for all manner of activities, from parties and exhibitions to demonstrations, meetings, coffee mornings, theatre and film shows.

You can find Lunesdale Hall in the town centre, close to several car parks. It is also on local bus routes.

Hiring Lunesdale Hall 

Our hall has a variety of rooms for hire, with associated kitchen, toilets, disabled facilities and a stage. The largest room is The Lonsdale Room, which has a stage at one end and can seat more than 100 people. There are two other rooms, The Bective Room and The Ruskin Room. The Ruskin Room is on an upper level reached only by stairs. 

Disabled facilities are fully provided in the ground floor areas. More information on each room is available here.

Current bookings

“At present the Hall remains closed. The Lunesdale Hall is waiting for information to know when it will be able to open and what restrictions need to be put in place.

The government has indicated that guidance on re-opening of public
buildings, including the Hall, may be issued in mid June.

Thank you for your understanding  and we look forward to accepting
bookings in the future.”

Contact details 

Booking Website: Booking


The Lunesdale Hall
Bective Road
Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2BG

Lunesdale Hall Exterior, Kirkby Lonsdale
Images by Robin Ree