Arnside Educational Institute

Arnside Educational Institute, which was established in 1873, is a popular, dynamic meeting place for the local and surrounding community.  

There are many rooms of different shapes and sizes suitable for lots of different activities and get togethers. Recently the rooms have been used for meetings, family parties, christening, wedding, anniversary celebrations.

The E. I. has WiFi available in the whole of the building.

A number of clubs and societies meet at Arnside Educational Institute on a regular basis. Slots are available for new Interest Groups.  

 Arnside Library Link is now housed at the EI and is open 9.00-19.00 6 days a week.




Arnside Educational Institute
Church Hill

Tel: 01524 762828

Office Hours
Tuesday & Thursday
10.00 - 12.00

Founded 1873 Registered Charity No. 526894


To submit a Booking Enquiry please email:

Opera North present: The Mini Magic Flute – a fairy tale opera for audiences of all ages at Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside, LA5 0DF on Sunday, 10th February at 3pm.

This bitesize opera packs fun, fantasy and enchanting music into just half an hour, making it the perfect introduction to opera for anyone over the age of 4!

A Prince is in search of a Princess, but will they ever find one other? What adventures lie in wait for them along the way? A trio of opera singers, from Opera North’s main stage, and an accordionist invite you to join them for a family-friendly, interactive retelling of Mozart’s magical fairy tale where nothing is quite as it first appears…

As part of the show, you will be invited to take part in a creative arts experience beforehand (suitable for all ages!) and your creation will feature in the performance. Your ticket will also include tea, coffee or a cold drink and a serving of delicious homemade cake!

Opera North is a Leeds based opera company with international acclaim. Believing that opera is for everyone they aim to inspire different communities and generations and have won numerous awards thanks to their innovative approach to this magical medium.

We are delighted that Arnside Educational Institute has been selected as one of only a handful of rural venues to which Opera North will be  touring The Mini Magic Flute alongside bigger venues such as Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and The Lowry, Salford Quays!

The performers are: John Savourin (bass-baritone) who has received critical acclaim for his performances with Opera North, Opera Holland Park, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera; Charlotte Trepass (soprano) - 2017 Royal Northern College of Music Gold  Medal Winner, Charlotte has worked numerous times with the BBC Philharmonic; Richard Pinkstone (tenor) “already a name to watch” (The Observer) makes his debut with Scottish Opera in autumn 2018 and with Opera North as Tamino in The Mini Magic Flute in 2019 and Milos Milivojevic (classical accordion) – “ a hurricane of imaginative invention” (The Times), the versatility of Milo’s playing extends to working with leading opera companies including Opera North and Glyndebourne.

We are very grateful to Highlights for bringing this show to Arnside – we do hope you will join us on 10th February – we are in for a real treat!

Tickets are £8 for adults and £4 for children and can be reserved through Sue Hayward 01524 762254 or bought online (there is a small booking fee for online bookings).

For more information contact Sue Hayward 01524 762254


In addition to the current University Grant the EI are pleased to announce the launch of the Dr Margaret Jackson Grants which are available to qualifying school children in Arnside.

Please contact the office to find out more details/eligibility.