Venue Hire


We have a wonderful multi-purpose space in a homely warehouse setting. Space at Open Source Arts can be hired at a reasonable price by individuals, groups and organisations for events such as gigs and meetings- explore some of the options available below.
Pop in to see it in person, or contact us to see if it would suit your event.

Devising space

Devising Space

We have a bright, warm and airy devising space with mirrored or cork board walls, sprung harlequin dance floor and sofas/breakout area which is available for use on flexible terms. This area can be used for dance or conferences for example.

Plenary Space

Our downstairs space is flexible and ideal for conferences or intimate concerts. Whiteboards, flip charts and audio and visual equipment can be provided.

Aerial Training Space

Our permanently installed aerial trapeze rig has 6 high points suitable for rope, silks, static trapeze, aerial hoop and everything else you can suspend yourself from. Judo mat flooring and professional crash mats are available as standard for acro-balance practice and tumbling.

Aerial Conditioning Studio

We offer three low training points for conditioning and practice. Judo mat flooring and professional crash mats are available as standard for acro-balance practice and tumbling.

Metal Workshop

We have a practical, well-resourced manufacturing workshop for metalwork and welding, including facilities for equipment repair, with offsite provision for metal milling and machining.

Wood Workshop

Our manufacturing workshop for creating in wood, includes facilities and tools for carpentry.

Sewing/Costume Making Workshop

The sewing/costume making area has multiple working sewing machines and plenty of table top space to work with fabrics.


Our cafe serves hot and cold food and tea and coffee and is available to hire for functions or gatherings, training events or seminars – and is designed to be an available community resource – with a fully fitted commercial kitchen with 5 grid professional convection oven, induction hobs, coffee machine and bar facilities available subject to license approval, catering for up to 150 people is straightforward.

The cafe is a social space with WiFi and seating suitable for either eating and socialising, or for meeting and catching up on some work.  Please use this space to meet and make connections, as that is what we are here for – to provide easy pathways for likeminded people to meet, enthuse and collaborate.  The kettle is always on!

The kettle is always on!