Clore/Handa Combined Space

This is our biggest available room for hire, combining the Clore Community Studio with the Handa Gallery next door. The dividing partition can be completely opened up, making a huge space perfect for a large event.

This is only available as an option when there is no exhibition in the gallery, so you may need to book further in advance. We can also provide sound, lighting and staging at an extra cost.

To find out about exhibiting in the Handa Gallery, click here.

Find out more

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Telephone – 01328 711378


  • Light and airy

    Air Cooling System

    Underfloor heating

    Acoustic Cladding


    Kitchen and Bar area (bottles only)

  • On 1st Floor, accessible by stairs or lift. Accessible toilets on same floor.

  • Standing              200

    Cafe                      140

    Theatre                180

  • 12 x 19 metres

  • 106 inch Flat Screen for presentations direct from file or laptop

    Chairs and Tables

    Toilet facilities on same floor

    Flipchart and Pens

    Kitchen and Bar area (bottles only)

    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Sink
    • Kettle
    • Bottle fridge
  • Combined Clore Community/Handa
    (subject to programming availability)
    Local community rate* Small commercial rate Standard/corporate rate
    Up to 2 hours £30.00 £50.00 £80.00
    2-4 hours £45.00 £85.00 £120.00
    Full day** £65.00 £120.00 £200.00

    * available to local community groups and individuals, for non-commercial uses

    ** within our regular daytime opening hours, 9.30am – 5pm

    The above rates include VAT.

    We have funds available to support community activity. If you are booking on behalf of a small community group, get in touch to find out what we can do for you –

    You are welcome to provide your own catering if you wish. You will have full use of the Clore or Sackhouse kitchens when hiring those spaces. Please talk to us about your needs – we may be able to help.

    We can open our licensed bar (ground floor) for your event, free of charge when you’re hiring a space.

    Discounts available for regular bookings

    20% deposit charged at point of booking; balance due on the day of hire

    Chairs and tables included for simple layouts – talk to us about your requirements

    Simple technical set up (projection, AV etc) in Clore, Fourth Space and Kiln provided within the above rates. For more complex needs –

    Technical Support Community rate: £25 for up to 2 hours; £15 per hour thereafter

    Technical Support Commercial rate: £40 for up to 2 hours; £25 per hour thereafter

    Please note that hire enquiries for art exhibitions or public events and dealt with on a bespoke basis. Please contact director Simon Daykin –

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