The Centre Bury St.Edmunds

The Centre, St. Johns Street, Bury St.Edmunds, IP33 1SN, Suffolk, England

based on 4 reviews
This is a welcoming community venue that is open daily to people of all ages and backgrounds. The Centre has three spaces for hire for a range of activities, services and events. The Centre is a beautifully restored former school close to the historical centre of charter market town Bury St Edmunds. The sympathetic restoration, completed in 2011 and with energy efficiency in mind, has retained the original features of the Victorian building such as arched and mullion windows, period doors and exposed brickwork; whilst adding to its character with the use of sensitive contemporary colours and lighting. Naturally light and airy with high ceilings and wooden floors, The Centre offers three spaces for hire. The two main halls are separated by a folding wall which can open to create one larger space. The Centre is easily accessible from the town centre and is within five minutes walk of bus and railways stations and long stay car parking. We have free Wifi throughout the building, are on ground floor throughout and have level access WC and baby changing facilities. We offer favourable rates for charities and community groups and charge per session (morning, afternoon, evening). Our capacity for the whole building is 100. The Centre was previously called The St John's Centre and is often still referred to as this. There is also a fair trade shop and cafe, Just Traid, in the same building.This serves homemade cakes, light lunches and snacks Tues to Sat 10am till 4pm. Full details of facilites including lovely pictures, and terms and conditions of hire are on our website www.stjohnscentrebury.co.uk SPACES FOR HIRE: 1) EAST HALL - our largest space (yellow) Dimensions: 39ft x 21ft with capacity for approximately 60 people Wooden floor High ceiling Fold out dance mirror Ballet barre Beautiful natural light Windows fitted with black-out blinds Refreshment point with sink, kettle, mugs, glasses & drinking water, fairtrade tea/coffee/sugar) Hearing loop (microphones available with advance notice) Secure storage cupboards (small extra hire charge) £32 per session, £64 for the day for community groups/charities £70 per session, £140 for the day for private parties & events/commercial users 2) WEST HALL (pink) Dimensions: 36ft x 17ft, narrowing to 14ft with capacity for approximately 30 people Wooden floor High part vaulted ceiling Large period windows giving natural light Refreshment point with sink, kettle, mugs, glasses & drinking water, fairtrade tea/coffee/sugar Hearing Loop (microphone available with advance notice) Secure storage cupboards (small extra hire charge) £23 per session, £46 for the day for community groups/charities £45 per session, £90 for the day for private parties & events/commercial users These two halls can be combined to form one larger space 3) The HENGRAVE ROOM - a meeting room for approximately 8/10 people Dimensions: 11ft x 10ft Carpeted Refreshment point with sink, kettle, glasses & drinking water, mugs, fairtrade tea/coffee/sugar) Secure storage cupboards (small extra hire charge) £15 per session, £30 for the day for community groups/charities £35 per session, £68 for the day for private parties & events/commercial users Also available to hire is the main kitchen when the cafe is closed. This is Tues to Sat after 4pm, Mons and Suns all day. Full information is on our website £12 per session for community groups/charities £30 per session for private parties & events/commercial users Session times (approx) Mornings: 9am - 12.30pm Afternoons: 1pm - 4.30pm Evenings: 6.30pm - 10pm Adjustable times at our discretion. Space is available to hire 7 days a week, from 8am till 11pm (10.30pm Sundays) Rates include use of trestle tables, chairs, flip chart stand. Use of digital projector, overhead projector and/or screen £10 per session. Table and chair set up and clear away is available (booked in advance) £20 per occasion Full equipment info is on our website. All areas are wheelchair accessible. St.Andrews car park £3.40 for over 4 hours. 5 mins walk. See our website for map and parking details or www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk Station Hill car park, park by phone £3 per day. 5 mins walk.
Hall Type
other hall
Year Built
1841
Year Refurbished
2011
Overall Capacity
100
Seating Capacity
60 approx

Availability and Hire Costs

Availability: Available weekdays, weekends, evenings and public hoildays. Enquiries Sue Szymanski 01284 767380 / 07826 285 041. We are licensed for various activities including live music between 10am and 11pm (10.30pm Sundays). We are a bar-free venue, but alcohol can be consumed in the premises under certain circumstances.

Hire Costs: Prices start from £15 per session (up to three and a half hours) for the Hengrave Room. Full details of our charges and terms and conditions of hire are on our website www.stjohnscentrebury.co.uk or call our office 01284 767380 for a chat.


Facilities

  • ✓ Main Hall
  • ✓ Small Hall
  • ✓ Committee Room
  • ✓ Coffee Bar
  • ✓ Kitchen
  • ✓ Store Room
  • ✓ Accessible Toilets
  • ✓ Baby Changing Facilities
  • ✓ Wheelchair Access
  • ✓ Broadband Internet
  • ✓ Wifi

Equipment

  • ✓ Urn
  • ✓ Kettle
  • ✓ Cooker
  • ✓ Microwave
  • ✓ Projection Screen
  • ✓ Film Projector
  • ✓ Smoke Alarms
  • ✓ Fire Alarms
  • ✓ Window Locks
  • ✓ Intruder Alarm
  • ✓ Sound Equipment
  • ✓ Hearing Loop
  • ✓ Cutlery
  • ✓ Tea Crockery
  • ✓ Dinner Crockery
Contact
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This listing was last updated: 17/04/2023

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There are 4 reviews of The Centre Bury St.Edmunds.

  • I have taught in many places but never found such a relaxed and congruent environment for both teaching and learning. My learners adore the centre. for me a dream come true thanks to the help and guidance from the empathic centre manager Sue. The centre serves many functions and groups, but above all,it epitomises living. Many thanks - Mike

    Reviewed by Mike 9 years ago
  • The Centre in St John's Street is a beautiful venue, combining the traditional building with its modern facilities. The halls are kept very clean, are well presented, and having held classes there over the winter, the heating is excellent! Sue and Phil at The Centre are friendly and welcoming, and as a new small business I found them very supportive and encouraging. I highly recommend this venue. Liz - Hartbeeps.

    Reviewed by Liz Robertson 10 years ago
  • "The Centre was an excellent rehearsal space." Half Hour Theatre Group"

    Reviewed by Anonymous 12 years ago
  • The St Johns Centre is a wonderful venue to hire. As a group we have to hire many venues and this is by far the best. All the rooms are lovely and well presented. They are well equipped and clean. It has been recently renovated and completed to very high standards, being sure to capture the beauty in each room, of this wonderful old building, but keeping a modern and contemporary feel to the halls. Phil & Sue at the St Johns Centre are just amazing, nothing is ever to much trouble they are so warm and welcoming. Definitely our first choice !

    Reviewed by Anonymous 12 years ago

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