Meetings, Performances, or Celebrations:
The Hall is available for you. For all enquiries about bookings and Hall availability please ring our
Mrs Eileen Nielsen on 01792 520685
Before 1947, the Vivian Hall was called the Blackpill Village Institute. It was built on land owned by the Vivian family and was used as a communal meeting place for workers on the Clyne Estate.
Up until the outbreak of the second World War in 1939 the Institute was a very active centre, the heart of the village. The hall was used by Clyne Chapel and the school next door. Originally, there were two separate halls which were joined together in 1933. The minor, back, room was used as a billiards room and the village boasted a number of teams including soccer, cricket, darts, snooker, as well as billiards. Regular dances were held on Saturday nights, a very popular venue.
During the War, a body of The Home Guard was stationed at the Institute which caused some curtailment of events, but a youth club and the dances carried on. Following the War's end, normal service rapidly resumed. The Blackpill Women's Institute was formed with a membership of 85 in 1948. The hall then was home to country dances, craftwork, choir practice and drama.
On March 17th 1947 the Hall was formally re-named The Vivian Hall and has operated as a Trust, with the Trustees forming a Management Committee.
The Hall is still a vibrant Community Centre that provides a home for a wide variety of Clubs and interest Groups and is a well- located venue for special Events.
The Hall is owned by the Community, is a registered Charity and run by a Management Committee of volunteer Trustees.
Since 1918 the Hall has served not only Blackpill, Derwen Fawr and Mayals, but the wider Swansea area. Over the years, people have come here to sing, to dance, to do their courting. To celebrate engagements, marriages, Christenings, anniversaries and meet friends at wakes. People have come here to learn, to be entertained, to vote....... or not.
Whatever Event is on your agenda for 2019,
make it local, make it welcoming, and make it special.