The Victoria Institute lies at the heart of Caton village, which is located in the beautiful Lune Valley and Forest of Bowland AONB only 5 minutes from J34 of the M6 motorway and 10 minutes from Lancaster.
Managed as a charity, the Institute offers a range of rooms available to hire for community, private, and business events. Founded in 1888, the Victoria Institute has been refurbished and extended over recent years through two major grant funded projects (see 'history') which transformed the building into a comfortable, well equipped venue.
The accommodation has been developed with flexibility of use in mind and, being arranged on one level, it is easily accessible by all. This vibrant resource centre is an important aspect of social life in the village, and many Clubs and Societies run regular activities in the Institute building. We have a large Hall, two good size meeting rooms, Kitchen, and an IT Resource Centre, so most needs can be met whatever the size and nature of your planned event. (See 'room details').
Up to 180 people can be safely seated on comfortable chairs set out for a show, and up to 100 people seated for a meal. The hall has a superb dual function sprung floor to suit dancers (who want a slippery floor) and badminton players (who don’t) equally well.
£17 per hour
The Sir Thomas Storey Room can seat up to 50 people for theatre style presentations, and the flooring makes the space suitable for a range of activities such as exercise classes or craft sessions. A slide projector or video projector are available for illustrated talks.
£13 per hour
Seats up to 20 in meeting configuration. Wall mounted drop down screen, Internet connectivity, Digital overhead projector, Sound around system and CD/DVD player, Flip chart, Kitchenette area, Black out blinds on all windows.
£13 per hour
The IT Drop In facility offers 8 computers, all with Internet access and Microsoft Office software. Used as a drop-in resource for local people and visitors alike, the facility is also available for hire for IT training.
Services and facilities include;
£5 to £50 per session depending on requirements.
Chair Based Dance & Fitness Session
Victoria Institute Caton
Tuesday 12.15 – 13.15 starts 9th January
A chair based dance and fitness session for older members of our community or those less able to stand. It is to a mixture of 1940s/50s/60s music and more modern Latin American music. It is designed to get your full body moving as well as having fun dancing!
Free Session, just turn up!
The Active Lives Physical Activity Programme can help you get back into exercise.
Saturday 17th March doors open at 7pm
Tickets £8.00, available from the Victoria Institute
Over 16's only, adult content