Venues for trainings, meetings, and organising

We know it can be tricky finding accessible spaces at a reasonable cost for trainings, meetings and organising, so we’ve put together a list of useful venues for you to check out!

Rich Mix, London

Rich Mix is one of London’s diverse arts centres with flexible and creative spaces, including cinema rooms, boardrooms and large events spaces. As a not-for-profit organisation, all net profits go back into supporting their mission, so by hiring one of their spaces for your next event, not only will you experience a unique venue, but you will also be supporting their valuable work in East London communities.

Address: 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA
Accessibility: Check out the accessibility of the venue here.
To enquire about hiring, follow this link: www.richmix.org.uk/hire-us-enquiry-form

Common House, London

Common House is a collectively managed space offering very low (and no-) cost meeting, organising, and co-working space for grass-roots groups from across London. All they ask is that you help them keep the doors open somehow: cleaning, helping make decisions, fundraising, sharing skills etc.

Address: Unit 5E, 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, E2 9QG London
Accessibility: Check out the accessibility of the venue here.
To enquire about hiring, follow this link: www.commonhouse.org.uk/book-the-common-house

NCVO, London

NCVO’s conference suites have a range of meeting rooms, overlooking Regent’s Canal, available for hire at reasonable costs (discounts available for NCVO members).

Address: Regents Wharf, 8 All Saints St, Islington, London N1 9RL
Accessibility: Their website state that all suites are fully accessible. You can view the rooms here.
To enquire about hiring, follow this link: www.ncvo.org.uk/about-us/venue-hire/how-to-book

Wharf Chambers, Leeds

Wharf Chambers is a bar and multi-use venue in the centre of Leeds run by a workers’ co-op. They aim to provide an inclusive and affordable space for music, art, film, politics and discussion that brings together people from communities across Leeds.

Address: 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ
Accessibility: Check out the accessibility of the venue here.
To enquire about hiring, follow this link: www.wharfchambers.org/bookings

Holyoake House, Manchester

Built in the 19th century, Holyoake House is the home of the UK’s co-operative movement. The Edwardian building is kitted out with the most up-to-date technology and with high ceilings, parquet floors and plenty of natural light.

Address: Holyoake House, Hanover St, Manchester M4 4AH
Accessibility: Their website state that all rooms are fully accessible. You can view the rooms here.
To enquire about hiring, follow this link: www.uk.coop/meeting-room-enquiry

Partisan, Manchester

Partisan is a collective and volunteer run space for independent, community led, DIY and cultural based projects. Partisan members may apply for reduced rates if they need space for a charity, activist work, community, unfunded arts, or other good causes!

Address: Partisan Collective, 19 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M4 4FY
Accessibility: Check out the accessibility of the venue here.
To enquire about hiring, follow this link: www.partisancollective.net/book-an-event

Cowley Club, Brighton

The Cowley Club is a social centre housing a cafe, bookshop, library, members bar and is a base for a variety of other projects. The club is collectively owned and run as a base for those involved in grassroots social change and run entirely by volunteers. Their library is available to hire and free for grassroots/activist meetings.

Address: 12 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JA
Accessibility: Check out the accessibility of the venue here.
To enquire about hiring, follow this link: www.cowley.club/events/room-for-hire

The Sumac Centre, Nottingham

The Sumac Centre exists to promote, support and provide resources for radical social change. The centre asks for donations to cover costs of opening the centre for groups, but acknowledges that some groups have no or little funds.

Address: 73 Beech Avenue, New Basford NG7 7LR
Accessibility: Check out the accessibility of the venue here.
To enquire about hiring, follow this link: www.sumac.org.uk/sumac-for-hire

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