NEWRYBAR HALL – THE HISTORIC BUILDING IN NEWRYBAR VILLAGE
Newrybar Hall is conveniently situated in the centre of historic village Newrybar first settled in 1881. The community hall was constructed in 1899 by the early settlers as a site for all their social and cultural activities. Over the years it was the social heart of the local community being rebuilt twice after cyclone damage. In
In recent years the hall has re-invented itself to combine the best of the old traditions with upgraded facilities to provide for modern social activities for locals and visitors alike. Today the hall is a non profit organization owned by Ballina Council but managed by unpaid volunteers who are also responsible for raising the majority of funds for operations and capital improvements The main room in the hall and the stage is the original from 1899 with some ‘TLC’ over the years The 40 year old kitchen was converted into a new stainless steel kitchen in November 2010 A large new covered verandah was added in May 2012 with thanks to our major donor Jane and Ian Cooke- now suitably named Jane and Ian Cooke Verandah. The verandah has easy access to the main hall via double ‘french window’ doors and can seat about 70 guests for dinner. It also has rural country views over the Newrybar landscape from the western end The most recent improvements include the landscaping of the hall garden commenced in January 2013. We have now completed the landscaping of the rear of the block following the leveling of the lawn area. The hall is highly suitable for a range of social activities – the three main functions are 1. Available for hire by the public to host their events. The hall is a highly suitable place to host your wedding ceremony and/or receptions, private function, seminar, private meeting or some cultural activity..
For further information on hall hire please consult the HALL BOOKINGS PAGE
2. The hall has a regular program of social events for locals and visitors alike which also act as fund raisers. We have Dinner Movie Nights from spring to autumn which combine serving delicious dinners and a screening of a range of recent release and old classics. In winter we switch to Sunday Afternoon Movies with tea/coffee and cake to conclude. Other social events during the year include Curry Nights with local curry expert Bev Singh as our chef, Bush Dance with the Playing Possums Bush Band and our annual Newrybar v Tintenbar Quiz Challenge.
For information on our social events and how you book a ticket please consult the SOCIAL EVENTS PAGE
3. The hall hosts a regular weekly program of social activities. Currently this includes classes/practice in yoga, pilates, tai chi and table tennis. Additional activities are added if sufficient demand materializes. All are welcome to attend.
To check on the timetable of events and information on instructor details please consult the WEEKLY ACTIVITIES PAGE
THE DIMENSIONS OF THE HALL ARE main hall room 14.1 m x 7.6 m foyer 5.6 m x 7.6 m stage 4.5 m x 7.6 m verandah 17.1 m x 5.0 m