Room Hire at The College Street Centre

The College Street Centre is a centrally based location with rooms and studios available for hire. There is also a Studio Theatre - The Alistair Conquer Studio - that can be used for drama productions and other performing arts.

Room Hire at The College Street Centre

Rooms are available for hire to schools and academies, as well as to citizens, colleagues, and outside organisations. Room hire is available on weekdays, evenings and at weekends.

This service will give you access to:

A wide range of versatile rooms and studios suitable for a variety of activities. As well as the performing arts, The Centre can accommodate meetings, seminars, training sessions, workshops and other activities.

Equipment available:

Most of our larger rooms have a fixed data projector and screen; a portable data projector and screen can be provided for other rooms. Most hirers prefer to provide their own laptop, but we do have a number of loan ones available if needed. Free Wi-Fi is available, through GovWifi

A flipchart is provided in all rooms. Additional equipment is available on request, including music and PA systems, a piano, ballet barres and gymnastics mats. Please ask for details.

When using The Centre groups can make use of the Foyer as an area to wait, meet or relax. For customers who would like a breath of fresh air, the Courtyard is a secure outdoor space. It has wheelchair-friendly picnic tables made of recycled brightly-coloured plastic, as well as a park bench with a back support. Some groups like to use the Courtyard for eating lunch outside, or as a breakout space.

The Performing Arts:

The Centre has a long history of involvement with performing arts, such as drama, dance and music. There are rooms and studios that are particularly suitable for such activities.

Opening times:

The College Street Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to at least 8.00pm; later evening bookings are available on request.

All areas of The Centre are available for room hire at weekends (times by arrangement).

Service Packages (all measurements are approximate):


Room 1 is a ground-floor multi-functional room, measuring 11.3 metres by 7.8 metres. There is a fixed data projector and screen.



Room 9 is a similar room, on the first floor, measuring 13.7 metres by 7.8 metres approx. It has a mirrored wall at one end, so is often used for dance, workshops and rehearsals, but it can also be set up for other activities, training sessions and meetings, using a portable data projector.

Room 2 is a medium-sized room, on the ground floor, measuring 8 metres by 5 metres.



Room 4 is a medium-sized room, on the first floor, measuring 9 metres by 5.8 metres. It has a fixed data projector and screen, and is carpeted



The Retreat is a small room situated in a quieter part of the building; it will comfortably seat 4 people. It is suitable for informal meetings and conference calls

The Alistair Conquer Studio is a studio theatre situated on the ground floor, and is ideal for small-scale productions and rehearsals.  Comfortable retractable theatre seats are available as an option providing tiered seating for up to 66 people, but the studio can also be used as a simple open space, if preferred.

With the seating block in place the performance area is 9 metres x 5.8 metres. The room measures 14 metres x 6.45 metres when the seating is packed away.

There are backstage dressing rooms, toilets and a shower. The Technical Team is available to advise and assist with all lighting, sound and other technical requirements, if needed.

The Alistair Conquer Studio has a fixed data projector and screen, as well as an excellent sound system. It can also be used for training sessions, seminars and other activities, and can be set up in a variety of configurations to meet your needs. Whilst the Studio is often presented as a dark space, there is the option to open curtains if daylight is preferred.

Additional Facilities:

Teas and coffees can be provided within rooms for an additional charge. We can advise on buffet and other catering requirements.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the Centre, via GovWifi

Vending machines provide snacks, and hot and cold drinks.

The Centre's accessible toilets have been fully refurbished and upgraded to a high standard. Baby changing facilities are provided.

The Centre is able to provide a loan wheelchair if needed.



Please contact The College Street Centre for further details and room hire rates.

0115 947 6202 or email: