C.A.F.E. provides affordable spaces for the following:
- Theatre and dance rehearsals.
- Workshops and Creative Sessions
- Business Meeting space, Conferences, AGMs
- Special occasions and birthdays
- Workshop space for construction (props, set and large costume building)
- Spaces for Education, Design and Research & Development
- Exhibition and Gallery space
- Community Events
We can also provide catering for your event – find out more here
“This is our third year of using the arches at SIA as rehearsal space for our touring pantomime teams. The spaces are clean and bright and just the right size for our company … We are always made to feel very welcome and nothing is too much trouble. It’s great to find an affordable space in such an accessible, convenient location and we can also thoroughly recommend the Trini curry at lunchtime!” Katie Wade, Carousel Theatre
Spaces available for hire
Approximate Size: 56 Sq meters
Description: A large blank arch space with flexible furniture and a moveable wall.
Ideal for: Conferences, seminars, performances, community events, training, workshops, film screenings
Capacity: 50+ Standing or 40+ Seating
Extras: The arch is attached to our fully stocked Cafe and licensed bar. You can book the entire space for your event – taking the capacity to 100 standing. Please specify your needs upon booking.
Main Arch & Cafe Gallery
Arch 3 Studio 3
Approximate Size: 35 Sq meters
Description: A medium detached space in a quiet alley shared with our lovely CAFE. Regular bookings are especially welcome.
Ideal for: Dance, Yoga, Music, Meetings, Theatre, Private lessons, Casting – rehearsals or workshops. The wooden floor is mounted upon beams, so is safe for dance rehearsals.
Extras: Small kitchen with kettle and crockery, shared toilet with disabled access. Cafe and bar on site (restricted to opening hours). Tables and chairs available.
Capacity: 30 Standing or 20 seating
Gallery Studio 3
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