07983 102737  |  info@robinsoninstitute.org  |  High Street, Glaisdale, Whitby, YO21 2PW  |  

07983 102737  |  info@robinsoninstitute.org   |  







The Robinson Institute

The Robinson Institute is a community centre in the heart of the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, offering first class facilities for a wide range of activities. The function venue is perfect for clubs, meetings, weddings, parties, concerts, plays and theatrical performances.

The Perfect Venue

The Robinson Institute is a village hall located in the centre of Glaisdale, a village situated in the Esk Valley within the North York Moors National Park in North Yorkshire, England. The Robinson Institute serves as a community hub for various events and activities, such as parties, music, theatre, fitness classes and meetings.

The function room can accommodate up to 176 people standing or 100 seated. There is a large stage with professional lighting and sound system, which is perfect for bands, theatre productions or plays.

A large professional kitchen is available to hire for a small additional cost, with enough plates and cutlery to serve 100 people seated. A premises licence from Scarborough Borough Council has been granted to provide regulated entertainment and the sale of retail alcohol.

Music Venue

The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby provides the perfect venue for live music, DJ’s or concerts. There is a large stage, professional lighting rig, and sound. The hall accommodates up to 176 people, with plenty of room for dancing and mingling. An alcohol license is also available.

Esk Valley Theatre

The tiny village of Glaisdale seems an unlikely home for a professional theatre company, but in 2005 the Esk Valley Theatre Company was formed and produced its first show in The Robinson Institute. Every August since then, just like the moorland heather, the theatre blooms, enriching the cultural landscape and bringing social and economic benefits to the Esk Valley. 

Each year the company starts from scratch and puts together a professional team to produce a play. This includes a director, producer, production manager, set designer, costume designer, stage manager and actors.

Wedding Venue

The hall makes for the perfect small wedding venue, we accommodate up to 100 seated guests and the wedding breakfast can be prepared and served from our professional kitchen. In the evening you can take to the stage for your first dance, or let the DJ have centre stage as you prefer.

Due to the out of town location, plenty of parking is available.

The Party Venue

Over the years, the Robinson Institute has played host to musical genres of all types, from community choirs and string quartets to rock groups and Desert Island Discs. The stage offers ample space for musical performers to set up their instruments, while the hall can comfortably accommodate 176 people standing, or 100 seated. Of course, if you’re planning to bring the beat, you’ll have to remember to leave plenty of room as the wooden floor throughout makes the perfect space for dancing.

To find out more and see a list of local contacts to help your party get off with a bang just click the link below.

Fitness Classes

The hard wood floor and the professional acoustics make this the perfect venue for holding your fitness classes. The venue is currently used for dance, circuit, and yoga.

There are currently weekly fitness classes including, Yoga (Mondays), Jamie’s Gym (Mondays), Circuit training Class (Wednesdays) and Metafit (Fridays), so why not come along and meet new people and get fit!