Carbis Bay Memorial Hall

The Hall can accommodate up to 100 people for dancing, standing or close seating, or up to 80 people seated with tables as well

The large stage has a dressing room behind it, stair access either side of the stage, dark backing curtains and front of house stage curtains

The hall has a fitted kitchen, and toilets which include ladies, gents, disabled toilet and a baby changing facility. The kitchen and toilets are being fully renovated from 5th to 19th August, so watch this space to see what it all looks like afterwards

A large garden with garden gate is available to you during your booking

The entrance to the hall is large and suitable for disabled access, with the kitchen & toilet facilities off it

Plenty of parking is available for you during your event

History
The Institute

The hall, originally known as The Institute, was opened on 7th February 1922. A report in the St Ives Times from 10th February 1922 read:

Carbis Bay New Institute


A new Institute at Carbis Bay was opened on Tuesday last by Mr W Craze and wished it every success. Nr Craze was supported by Mr T Curnow, Chairman, Mr John Martin, Treasurer, Mr T Scott Brown (Hendra's), Acting Secretary, Mr Clements, Miss Balance, Secretary of the Ladies' Institute and Miss Young, Treasurer. 


'The Building consists of three very commodious rooms, viz:- Ladies Room, Central Hall to accommodate 200 persons, a billiard and reading rooms; also a cloak room for Ladies and Gentleman. 


During the evening songs were contributed by Miss Wilmot Rogers and Miss Lawry, Capt Barton, Messrs J Cook and R Cooks. A violin and pianoforte duet was given by Master Glasson. All were well received. The whist tables were well patronised, as was also the refreshments room. 


The crowded attendance showed how the need of a building of this description was recognised and is it hoped that it’s non-political, non-sectarian and social character will meet the requirements of the district.


Thanks to the liberality of several local gentleman, a good sum has already been received. During the evening a large number of those present became members. The motto of the Committee is our old Cornish one “One and All” and it is hoped that Carbis Bay people will prove that the motto is a real one.

History
The Memorial Hall

The institute was finally replaced by the Memorial Hall in 1959. It was built for £3,500 by Percy Williams and Sons Limited from Redruth. The St Ives Times & Echo of 17th July 1959 said:

The people of Carbis Bay build their own Town Hall

 

And went on to say

 

After opening the hall, Mr Philip Chellew referred to the changes that have taken place in Carbis Bay since 1921 when the building of a new institute was first discussed. At that time, this was essentially a rural area, said Mr Chellew. But although it has now become urbanised, it was gratifying to know that there still existed in Carbis Bay. A community that wished to have it’s own centre, in fact it’s own Town Hall.