Venues

On this page we will list the venues that we use often, with their contact details, rates, and notes about using them. If you haven't run an event before, read our advice first.

Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane

WebpageCambridge Quakers
ContactTrish Carn
Phone357535
Address12 Jesus Lane Cambridge UK CB5 8BA.
CapacityVarious up to 120, some rooms have kitchen facilities

This venue is very centrally located, with a nearby cycle and car park and with good access. There are a variety of rooms, which are relatively inexpensive (although the hire rates have just gone up).

Ross Street Community Centre

WebpageRoss Street Community Centre
Phone471674
AddressRoss Street, Cambridge CB1 3UZ
CapacityThe Hall holds up to 65 people (50 seated) and has kitchen facilities. There are also two smaller rooms.

This venue is in the Mill Road area. There is a small car park and cycle racks. It is often available at weekends.

Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge

WebpageEmmanual URC
ContactJan Nicholls
Phone351174 (9-12 only)
Address72 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RR
Capacity100 in the hall (kitchen available), 300+ in the church but it is a lot of work moving the chairs

This venue is central (bottom of Downing Street) but parking is difficult. There is room for some bicycles on the railings down the side path. There is some parking in Trumpington Street but it fills up very quickly. The Downing Street car park is a short walk away.

Memorial (Unitarian) Church, Emmanuel Road, Cambridge

WebpageMemorial Church
ContactSee web page
AddressEmmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB1 1JW
CapacityUp to 70 in the hall, 120 in the church

This venue is central (near the bus station). There is a kitchen for teas and things. Locking up is complicated but when we hired this for the EU Referendum Cafe the minister (Andrew Brown) came to the event and did it with us. He is very friendly and helpful.

Other venues we sometimes use

Central

Wesley Methodist church on the corner of King Streethttp://www.wesleycam.org.uk/facilities.php
St Andrew’s Street Baptist Churchhttp://www.st-andrews-st.org/welcome.htmWe hired a large upstairs hall in the Stoneyard Centre for an afternoon celebration.
St Columba’s church, Downing Street, CB2 3ELhttp://stcolumbaschurch.org/venue-hire/
Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Streethttp://www.gsm.cam.ac.uk/michael-house/venue-hire/facilitiesVery beautiful central venue, but quite pricy.
The Maypole pub, Portugal Place, CB5 8AFhttp://www.maypolefreehouse.co.uk/Welcome.htmlWe’ve hired the upstairs room for parties.
Cambridge Library, Lion Yard, CB2 3QDhttp://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/lib_services/rooms-hire.htmCentral, daytime only, rates start at £10/hour for community groups

North of the river

St Andrews Hall, St Andrew’s Road, CB4 1DHhttp://www.standrews-hall.co.uk/index.php?pageid=48We have used this for Repair Cafe's

Mill Road area

St Barnabas Church, Mill Roadhttp://www.stbs.org.uk/They’re having building work done (2013) – need to check back later.
Mill Road Baptist Church, 178 Mill Road, CB1 3LPhttp://www.millroadbaptistchurch.com/index.php/home/church-hallThey also have a kitchen.
St Philips Church, 185 Mill Road, CB1 3ANhttp://www.stphilipschurch.org.uk/room-hire/They have a number of different rooms of different sizes.
Romsey Mill, Hemingford Road, CB1 3BZhttp://www.romseymill.org/Rooms of different sizes, including a large sports hall.

South

The Centre at St Paul’s, Hills Roadhttp://www.centrestpauls.org.uk/Groups/13701/The_Centre_at/Room_Hire/Room_Hire.aspxA variety of rooms available, including kitchen
Friends Meeting House, Hartington Grove, CB1 7UBhttp://www.hartington-grove.cambridgeshire-quakers.org.uk/hgWhatElse.php
Trumpington Pavilion, Paget Road, CB2 9JFhttp://www.trumpingtonresidentsassociation.org/Pavilion.htmlHas been used several times for one- or two-day Permaculture courses, for which it’s an excellent venue. For community groups, charges are £12/hour + locking and unlocking fees.

Newnham

Newnham Croft School, Chedworth Street, CB3 9JFhttp://ccez.starz2.dbprimary.com/starz2/primary/ccezThey have a classroom for hire and an outdoor garden area. We have held ‘Work that Reconnects’ workshops here. Contact details work in term time.

Other venues we know of but have not tried.

Rowan (Humberstone Road, just north of the river)
Edge Cafe (Mill Road)
SignalBox (near the station)