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:

We are showing another double film bill in Arnside Educational Instiute on 30th March -  “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” at 4pm (certificate PG , starring Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington) When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first and “Mary Queen of Scots” at 7.30pm (certificate 15 starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie).  Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

 In Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside LA5 0DF - Townsend Theatre will perform “Rouse, Ye Women” on Saturday, 13th April at 7.30pm. Through traditional songs and moving ballads, Rouse Ye Women tells the amazing story of the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath, striking to achieve a living wage for themselves and their families. Their successful ten-week strike in 1910 was led by the charismatic union campaigner, Mary Macarthur. It exposed the perpetrators  of appalling sweat shop labour, led to a doubling of their earnings and established the principle of a national minimum wage.

 A Guardian Readers top favourite show 2017, with music by John Kirkpatrick and Neil Gore. **** “A powerful story, powerfully told” – The Observer.


Tickets are £8 (adults) £4 (under 18s) on sale from Sue Hayward 01524 762254 or online (a booking fee applies to online bookings).








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.