The Lifford Memorial Hall is situated in Broadway, Worcestershire, England, and was built in about 1916 as a private theatre and in 1928 was bequeathed to the village as a reading room and meeting place; it has always been popular for dances, socials, receptions and a variety of auctions, sales and fund raising events.
Despite a modern kitchen being added in the 1970's, a new boiler system installed in the early 1980's and a car park added in the early 1990's the Hall became less used and could not be maintained satisfactorily as its fabric deteriorated.
The Trustees launched an Appeal to modernise and refurbish the Hall in 1995 and after a long campaign to raise local funds and attract outside grants the building contract was awarded to Meades of Evesham in June 1999 and was completed in January 2000.
The building now boasts many new features including an additional meeting room, a new lobby area, improved kitchen, toilets and disabled facilities, a new Theatre Workshop, stage improvements with lighting & sound equipment and a spacious foyer / reception area. The main roof has been completely stripped, felted, reslated and insulated.
In addition to Theatre, Concerts and Wedding Receptions etc. the Trustees welcome enquiries for private parties, business functions, lectures, arts & music workshops and other social activities.