Leatherhead Community Association


The Letherhead Institute (note the old spelling) was built in 1892 by local benefactor Abraham Dixon of Cherkley Court. Abraham gave the Institute to the people of Leatherhead to provide them with educational, social and recreational facilities. 

Based in the Letherhead Institute at 67 High Street, Leatherhead, the Leatherhead Community Association (LCA) is a registered charity (Charity No. 1142164)  that was established in 1977 with the objective of continuing to fulfill Abraham Dixon's vision of providing educational, social and recreational facilities for local people.

As a members charity the LCA now provides a range of activities, talks and visits for all ages in the local community. These are part funded through the rental of rooms in this iconic building at the heart of Leatherhead town centre.

Coronavirus Precautions

We regret the Institute is closed in accordance with the Government and Public Health advice.

Any urgent message for the LCA Administrator should be sent by e-mail to:



Those who have booked for courses, meetings or events through Hirers of the LCA Rooms at the Institute should approach their relevant contact with any enquiries.






We welcome new members to join  and to take advantage of our events and activities  that we offer the local community. Our extensive programme of events includes:

  • Visits, concerts and outings;
  • Guided walks and strolls;
  • Friday Tea & Talks afternoons (one per month);
  • Monday afternoon activities, including snooker and table tennis;
  • Book clubs (Thursday evening - check for dates);
  • Art History lectures (Wednesday afternoon - check dates);
  • An annual Kirby lecture in September/October;
  • Free lending library;
  • Music appreciation club (second Wednesday afternoon in month);
  • Scrabble club (Friday afternoons, fortnightly - check for dates);
  • Social bridge group (Friday afternoons - check for dates)

If you would like to become a member of the LCA, or renew your membership, please follow the link below for a copy of our application form.

http://www.leatherheadca.org.uk/LCA Membership Renewal 2020-2021.pdf

Room Hire and Facilities

The LCA has a number of attractive rooms available for hire within the Letherhead Institute, in a range of sizes, for either private individuals or business to use for meetings, clubs and events.

Rooms are hired on a sessional basis for morning (8.30-12.30), afternoon (13.00-17.00) or evening (18.30-22.30) sessions at reasonable rates and include:

  • The Abraham Dixon Hall which has a beautiful open timber-framed ceiling and includes a performance stage and projectors and sound system;
  • The ground floor Library with comfortable library chair suitable for a more informal meeting; and
  • Ground floor and first floor meeting rooms of varying sizes, for a few people up to 40 people, seated at tables or theatre style.
The building also has kitchen facilities, free WiFi network and an on-site caretaker who facilitates room access.


How to find us/Contact Us:

If you would like to find out more, please contact us:

The Leatherhead Community Association                                                             The Letherhead Institute                            Email: lca2@btconnect.com                    67 High Street                                            Tel: 01372 360 508 Leatherhead                                               Administrator: Trudy Benney Surrey                                                        Office hours: Monday-Friday              KT22 8AH                                                  09.00 - 12.00 (excl. bank holidays)

Parking behind the institute is by prior arrangement only; the Swan multi-storey car park is a very short distance away along Leret way.

 GDPR Regulations

To comply with GDPR regulations, please see our privacy statement:

http://www.leatherheadca.org.uk/LCA Privacy Statement GDPR May 2018.pdf