About this room

The Exhibition Hall will accommodate a maximum of 250 people standing or 100 people seated in the main hall on tables.

Our 2 studio blocks have bleacher seating and can seat up to 60 on each when used theatre style with the option to add more seating in front of each to take the number up to 80 on each side.

The Hall can be hired on a calendar weekly basis (for a period of 7 days, Monday – Sunday). One day hire or evening hire are also available.

Catering equipment available for external catering. Includes a mobile bar, use of the kitchen (including large fridge, microwave and dishwashers) and café type seating area.




up to 250



up to 80



up to 80



up to 80

Starting prices

Hire Fee


9:00 - 22:00

from £1000 Per day

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

We suggest you visit the space at an early opportunity to discuss specific set up requirements.

When your booking is confirmed you will be asked to sign and return a Hire Agreement and invoice confirming that you agree to the Terms & Conditions of hire (available on request).

A non-refundable initial deposit of 30% of the hire fee is due on return of these documents, with the final payment due six weeks before the commencement of the hire period. If the booking is made less than six weeks before the commencement of the hire period, the total fee (non- refundable) is due immediately.

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In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access


Flatscreen TV



Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Conference call facilities

Air conditioning

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available

Industrial features

Excellent acoustics

Loading bay

Overhead crane for lighting

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events

VIP events

Rules of the space

The Forge is located in a residential area and Craft Central is keen to ensure nearby residents are not disturbed. The building is quite soundproofed but contains working creative studios.

For these reasons, we reserve the right to refuse any booking at our discretion and to require noise in the car park and outside the front door is kept to a minimum after 10.00 pm.

There is a hanging system in use in the Hall which works on strong nylon cables suspended from the wall. This is a listed building and nothing can be screwed/drilled into the external walls with prior approval. Large moveable display cabinets are included and extra plinths are available.

Historic Victorian forge with the creative studios' conversion. 1000 sq ft, triple height space with huge feature windows, exposed brickwork, ironwork, industrial fittings including two overhead cranes. The 600 sq ft bleacher seating is ideal for large item displays.

Great natural light with lighting rigs for spotlighting. Wall hanging system for 2D displays. Moveable large display units and bar. Additional display units available in a variety of sizes. High-speed WIFI. Creative vibe. Superb natural acoustics. Access to kitchen. Off-street parking and loading. Near good transport links.

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