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.
|Address||12 Jesus Lane Cambridge UK CB5 8BA.|
|Capacity||Various 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).
|Webpage||Ross Street Community Centre|
|Address||Ross Street, Cambridge CB1 3UZ|
|Capacity||The 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.
|Phone||351174 (9-12 only)|
|Address||72 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RR|
|Capacity||100 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.
|Contact||See web page|
|Address||Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB1 1JW|
|Capacity||Up 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.
|Wesley Methodist church on the corner of King Street||http://www.wesleycam.org.uk/facilities.php|
|St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church||http://www.st-andrews-st.org/welcome.htm||We hired a large upstairs hall in the Stoneyard Centre for an afternoon celebration.|
|St Columba’s church, Downing Street, CB2 3EL||http://stcolumbaschurch.org/venue-hire/|
|Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street||http://www.gsm.cam.ac.uk/michael-house/venue-hire/facilities||Very beautiful central venue, but quite pricy.|
|The Maypole pub, Portugal Place, CB5 8AF||http://www.maypolefreehouse.co.uk/Welcome.html||We’ve hired the upstairs room for parties.|
|Cambridge Library, Lion Yard, CB2 3QD||http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/lib_services/rooms-hire.htm||Central, daytime only, rates start at £10/hour for community groups|
North of the river
|St Andrews Hall, St Andrew’s Road, CB4 1DH||http://www.standrews-hall.co.uk/index.php?pageid=48||We have used this for Repair Cafe's|
Mill Road area
|St Barnabas Church, Mill Road||http://www.stbs.org.uk/||They’re having building work done (2013) – need to check back later.|
|Mill Road Baptist Church, 178 Mill Road, CB1 3LP||http://www.millroadbaptistchurch.com/index.php/home/church-hall||They also have a kitchen.|
|St Philips Church, 185 Mill Road, CB1 3AN||http://www.stphilipschurch.org.uk/room-hire/||They have a number of different rooms of different sizes.|
|Romsey Mill, Hemingford Road, CB1 3BZ||http://www.romseymill.org/||Rooms of different sizes, including a large sports hall.|
|The Centre at St Paul’s, Hills Road||http://www.centrestpauls.org.uk/Groups/13701/The_Centre_at/Room_Hire/Room_Hire.aspx||A variety of rooms available, including kitchen|
|Friends Meeting House, Hartington Grove, CB1 7UB||http://www.hartington-grove.cambridgeshire-quakers.org.uk/hgWhatElse.php|
|Trumpington Pavilion, Paget Road, CB2 9JF||http://www.trumpingtonresidentsassociation.org/Pavilion.html||Has 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 Croft School, Chedworth Street, CB3 9JF||http://ccez.starz2.dbprimary.com/starz2/primary/ccez||They have a classroom for hire and an outdoor garden area. We have held ‘Work that Reconnects’ workshops here. Contact details work in term time.|
Rowan (Humberstone Road, just north of the river)
Edge Cafe (Mill Road)
SignalBox (near the station)