We are a friendly and flexible space in which to hold your event.  We can cater for most occasions including live theatre, music, drama, dance, performance and private functions such as weddings.

Presenting your own event
Small World Theatre programmes year-round live events. If you are looking to hire the venue to put on your own event, please contact helen@smallworld.org.uk 

with your initial enquiry. If we feel your event fits in with our programme and timetable, we are able to hire our space at the rates below.

Hiring a space
All our spaces can be hired by individuals and organisations. Our rates vary for individuals and organisation. If you are wishing to hire one of our rooms, please talk to Helen 01239 615 952 helen@smallworld.org.uk 

Hourly Rates for Community Organisations
Dance Studio £10
Kitchen £8
Education Room £8
Central Space £22

Hourly Rates for Charity Organisations
Dance Studio £14
Kitchen £12
Education Room £12
Central Space £25

Hourly Rates for Professional Organisations
Dance Studio £22
Kitchen £20
Education Room £20
Central Space £35

Hiring the Central Space (up to 10 hours)
Community Daily Rate £220
Charity Daily Rate £250
Professional Daily Rate £350

Facilities at Small World Centre are wheelchair accessible.  A ramp in keeping with the curvilinear frontage of the building provides an easy pathway to our double front doors.

Please note we do not have any visitor or audience parking at the building.  There are two council run car parks within a two minute walk that are very convenient. Visitors with mobility issues may arrange to be dropped off and collected and if you are hiring the space its possible to unload your vehicle.

Using the Kitchen

Where the hiring includes the use of the kitchen for catering purposes or otherwise the hirer is expected to:

  • Leave the kitchen in a clean and tidy state
  • Remove all kitchen refuse including general waste and recycling.
  • We ask that those running their own bar please recycle all glass bottles and other empty drinks containers.

The hirer should also adhere to food hygiene guidelines set out by the Food Standards Agency, and display their own Food Hygiene rating if catering for members of the public.
Kitchen checks should be carried out by the hirer prior and following each event. A checklist is supplied by Small World Theatre and on public display in the kitchen.