Spaces throughout The Abbeydale Picture House are available to hire, primarily for events, but as we work around the building more studio spaces will become available.
The Auditorium, cafe, reception room, and the spectacular Fly Tower, a 4 storey former backstage space are all available, and are perfect for large scale cultural events through to private parties or exhibitions. The Fly Tower has undertaken a huge transformation thanks to Sheffield Contemporary, and they will be intermittently using it for exhibitions and more.
There are a limited number of studio spaces to be added shortly as renovation continues – our initial studios have all been filled.
A spectacular 1920s auditorium seating 351 people, and boasting the largest 4:3 aspect screen in Sheffield. The cafe space sits at the back with a full bar. This space is perfect for cinema, live music, comedy, business presentations, conferences and more. The auditorium has disabled access and an accessible toilet, and is equipped with a stage, projector and PA system in house. Times available: 8am – 11pm (later times available upon request).
(c) Mal Whichelow 2017
Cafe Space & Foyer
Seating 50, with a dedicated kitchen and disabled access, the cafe space looks over the auditorium and has excellent flow-through space with the entrance foyer. The cafe is perfect for small scale events, private parties, meetings and pop-up food events. The foyer has seating, extensive natural light and a beautiful mosaic floor.
A four storey high room, formerly used for hoisting scenery, and rich with the history of the building. This multi-use events space is separate from the rest of the building, with 2 dedicated toilets and a separate entrance, though it is easy to combine with the Auditorium should your event need it! Times available: 8am – 11pm.
|Reception Room (First Floor)
A small room suitable for around 20-30 people, with a unique terracotta floor and toilet, and beautiful original windows providing plenty of natural light. Times available: 8am – 11pm (later times available upon request).
To hire any of these spaces, simply get in touch with the CADS team at: