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The Point

This versatile space can accommodate up to 390 people seated theatre style, 100 cabaret style and 550 standing.

Modern and atmospheric the space creates an excellent setting for conferences, live music events, celebration events and award ceremonies. The space is fitted with a theatrical lighting rig, projection facilities and offers excellent acoustics. Alongside this we can include dressing room spaces, a green room for performers and speakers and additional breakout spaces within the building.

Previous clients include:

Baby Cow Productions
Virgin Media
Karen Heritage Dance Academy

"Excellent all round, everyone was incredibly accommodating and the food spot on. The venue itself was perfect and really made the difference and helped ensure it hit the mark with our people. We'll definitely be back for future events". - Simon Grey, Virgin Media

“Everyone was brilliant ... we had catering and the food was lovely and lots of it”. - Yvonne Corfield, NCS. Hired The Point for an awards evening.

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If you would like more information or a tour of our facilities, please contact:

Stephen Laing
T: 01642 525186

Community Programme Coordinator
E: [email protected]

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We can offer hire of our fully equipped professional theatre. This accessible theatre seats 246 guests, making it ideal for performances, conferences, training and private events for all audiences.

Studio Theatre

Our Studio is a blank canvas space, offering a versatile well proportioned room with excellent facilities. The space can welcome 97 people theatre style, 40 cabaret style or can be set up flat floored as a large rehearsal space.

The Cinema

The cinema seats 130 people and is bookable for private film screenings, networking events, training, seminars, conferences, celebration events and private parties.

Dance Studio

The dance studio is fully accessible and well equipped. At 80 sqft the space comfortably welcomes 30 dancers, and consists of a wooden sprung floor, full length mirrors, a PA system and seating around the edges.


The workshop is a great space for creativity and productivity, the space provides a well equipped setting for choirs, crafts, workshops, training sessions and meetings.

First Floor Bar & Top Floor Gallery

The airy space, highlighting the stunning architecture of ARC, is an ideal setting for working lunches, dinners, drinks and networking.

Meeting Rooms

ARC has two meeting rooms available for hire, which are perfect for small meetings, interviews and strategic planning sessions.