Port St Mary is unique in that the village has a Town Hall. Opened in 1898 by the Port St Mary Town Hall Company Limited, it was purchased by Port St Mary Commissioners in 1938. The Town Hall or Balley Haljey was not only the home of the Commissioners Offices, but also used to house the Happy Valley Play School, which for over 50 years cared for the pre-school children of the Port.
The main hall has seen many different kinds of events over the years and due to its sprung maple floor was a favourite of roller skaters, dancers and participants of various sports activities. Unfortunately in 2003, the hall was forced to close for public use.
After various surveys, a number of schemes and options have been explored. In 2011, the Board passed a resolution in proceed with plans to reopen the hall which would involve improving toilet and access provisions. Work commenced just after Easter 2012 and the Town Hall was officially reopened by Mr Robbie Cooil on Saturday 10th November 2012. The opening was a Back to the Future themed event, with a circus school for the children (and adults!), a spectacular firework display over Chapel Bay and a Ceilidh Band. Some pictures of the event can be seen HERE.
The present Town Hall is now a much sought after venue and booked out most weekends for weddings, parties, band nights, murder mysteries, Am Dram and many other community events. It’s also a firm favourite for childrens parties & computer and art groups. If you are interested in making a booking please contact us on 832101 or via email.
A booking form can be downloaded here: TOWN HALL Booking Form You only need our sound and lighting engineers if you wish to use the in-house system. Details of the Sound & Lighting engineer for in-house system can be downloaded here: Town Hall TECH TEAM booking form
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