Marsden Community Trust is happy to announce that the National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund has awarded us a grant for the running costs of the Mechanics for the next 6 months. This funding means that we can continue to provide space for Marsden Help and to gradually re-open (restrictions permitting) the building for public use.

Tom Lonsdale, Chair of the Marsden Community Trust said, “I am delighted that the National Lottery is funding us to support our iconic Mechanics Hall. The Mechanics is located in the heart of the village, and is home to many local events as well as to the Library, Marsden Help, Mikron Theatre and Marsden Jazz Festival. This money will help us to continue serving our community during this difficult time.”

Marsden Community Trust, who own and manage Marsden Mechanics for the community, place the health and safety of our users, tenants and staff as our top priority. We have reached the stage where we are starting to be able to allow some of our regular sessions to restart, with appropriate mitigations in place. The building is still not open to the general public at this time.

We will provide an update of when we can re-open when we have more information on
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For general enquiries and future bookings please email us at

For queries relating to Library book returns please ring 01484 414868 or email

  • The library is currently completely closed for the duration of the National Lockdown
  • The library is opening for ring and read, with a timed collection from the door. The two sessions available are:
  • Tuesday 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Friday 10 am – 1 pm

During this time, there will be regular visits to the building by staff, tenants and volunteers to complete necessary maintenance and cleaning work.

The hub of the beautiful West Yorkshire village of Marsden, we play host to gigs, events, fairs, festivals, meetings – everything a vibrant community needs.

We are a fully licensed venue and offer a range of services:

  • Licensed bar with staff
  • Professional kitchen facilities
  • Main hall with a capacity of 200, available to hire by the hour
  • Meeting room for up to 25, available to hire by the hour
  • Office / Meeting room for up to 10, available to hire by the hour

Marsden Mechanics is home to Marsden Library & Information Centre, Marsden Community Association, Marsden Jazz Festival and Mikron Theatre Company.
It is owned and run by Marsden Community Trust for the local community.