• meeting rooms and art gallery

    We are a THiNK in NG space nurturing creativity, enterprise and social change. Hire us to make good ideas and good things happen.


    any day or evening

    Light, flexible and accessible spaces for 2-60 people. From £25/hr. Close to trams & public car park. Call Beth on 07449 491710 or email hello@thinkinng.org

    Hire Information

    Hire Enquiry Form




    What's On

    Frequently changing exhibitions with lots of opportunities to participate throughout the year. Gallery open weekends Friday - Sat 12.30 - 5pm. Sunday 11-4pm.


    Workshops, events, networks... whether serious social issues, business challenges or just for fun, this is the space for good ideas and for good things to happen.

  • What's on

    Friday Freelancers' Workspace

    Every Friday

    9.00am -12.30pm

    Need a productive place to work with a sounding board and experts on hand to help? Hosted by SFEDI qualified business adviser Emma Torrance, with one or more of our Team Friday.

    Details and Booking


    Friday Social Eating

    Every Friday

    12.30pm -2.00pm

    Buy your lunch from the garden cafe and join the long table for new conversations and serendipitous meetings of minds.


    Kadampa Meditation

    Every Wednesday

    If you're looking for solutions to stress, worry, anxiety, the challenges of relationships and a busy life; we think you'll find these classes very helpful.


    30 minute class from 6.30pm

    60 minute class from 7pm


    For more information

    First Tuesday Ethics in Business Network

    Mindful Busyness

    Tuesday Oct 1st

    6pm - 8pm

    Do you get stressed and sometimes feel overwhelmed within your business? Have you been worried about the possibility of burnout?

    At this First Tuesday meeting we will be exploring how mindfulness, blended with your business can bring about awareness of what matters most to you.






    Bill Parkin Exhibition

    Judges Prize Winner

    Spring Open Exhibition 2019

    Friday Oct 18th

    Opening Night 4pm - 7pm (complimentary drink)


    Exhibition on until Sunday Nov 3rd

    Bill Parkin won the first place Judge's Prize for our Spring Open Exhibition this year. Come and see his solo exhibition of fantastically intricate fine art work.


    Free Ticket

    Time for a New Chapter?

    Saturday Oct 19th

    10am - 12pm

    This 2 hour workshop is specifically designed for mid-lifers who are are getting ready to make a change. Maybe you are feeling stuck in a rut, wanting a more meaningful and enjoyable experience of life or maybe you are wondering what else you might be capable of?






    'It's gym, like g-y-m, not J-i-m' (ESRC Festival of Social Science)

    Sunday Nov 3rd

    5pm - 6pm

    Come with us on a theatrical exploration of how gender matters in the gym. Using a series of theatrical activities, this event brings to life the voices of women and men who participated in a research study about gender and the gym. As we creatively explore the emotive and intimate spaces of the gym floor, audience members will be invited to contribute to the unfolding narrative.






    Women's Beginner's Pattern Cutting Basic Block/Bodice, Two Day Workshop

    9.30am - 5.00pm 11th and 12th November

    This is an opportunity to learn basic pattern drafting methods. How to correctly measure the body; to producing your own basic block that fits. Then applying the measurements and techniques to create your basic bodice, sleeve and skirt. These calculations and skills can then be used in follow on workshops.


    Details and Tickets

    Social Media Advertising Workshop

    Saturday Nov 16th

    10am - 1pm

    This practical workshops covers the essentials of setting up and managing your social media advertising and how to see results.

    We will discuss aligning campaign settings with your business objectives, explore the tools and techniques for creating engaging and effective adverts, and discuss how to measure results.




    Social Media for Artists & Makers

    Date To Be Confirmed

    6pm - 9pm

    Part of our workshop series helping artists, designers and makers sell their work. Create a social media strategy that doesn't overwhelm you.






  • Hire rates

    £35/hr or reduced rate £25/hr for small organisations. Hourly rate increases by 50% for hours before 8am and after 8pm.

    Ground floor minimum hire is 3 hours plus catering costs or guests can use the cafe during opening hours.

    Upstairs minimum hire is 2 hours and we can provide catering or hirers can provide their own (a returnable cleaning deposit is applied).


    Venue Highlights

    • Large windows providing vast amounts of natural light throughout the space
    • Moveable furniture for flexible layouts to suit your unique needs
    • High-quality projection facilities and Wi-Fi throughout with on-site technical support
    • Ground floor with facilities for disabled, wheelchair users and pushchairs
    • Located in the Creative Quarter in the heart of Nottingham city centre surrounded by some of Nottingham’s best shops, bars, restaurants and café’s 
    • Cafe and catering facilities that can be suited to your dietary requirements
    • Good social media profile and mailing lists to support promotion of events
    • Friendly and helpful staff to support you with any requirements you may need
    • Excellent transport links, just a 3-minute walk from a tram stop and a public car park
    • Beautiful, spacious courtyard area

    Information Booklet

    Gallery Hire

    The gallery area is available to hire Friday - Sunday during the cafe's opening hours with set up and take down arranged outside of these hours.

    We would love to help you plan your exhibition and can offer:

    • Flexible hanging and take down times

    • Support with promotion and social media marketing

    • Disabled access and facilities

    • Your own private view Friday 4-7pm for £60 and BYO

    • Cost £100 - £300 (£500 for two weekends)

    Hire Enquiry Form

    Terms and Conditions

    Pop-Up Hire

    The creative meeting room and pop up spaces are available to hire for Retail/Exhibition purposes Friday - Sunday.

    The Garden Cafe is open to the public during those hours.

    Hire Enquiry Form

    Terms and Conditions

  • Friday Freelancers' workspace

    Working for yourself doesn't have to mean being by yourself!

    Freelancers and freethinkers, sole traders and entrepreneurs...

    Got to Friday and not managed to cross that important task off your list? You need a productive place to work with help on hand should you need it. Hosted every week by Emma Torrance, SFEDI qualified independent business adviser with one or more of our Team Friday, a bunch of people who can help out with specialist advice including social media, website content, accounts, legal, contract and employment issues, funding and administration. Just bring your laptop, phone, tasks in hand and prepare to finish the week on a high! You can check out which of the Team Friday will be around here.

    9am - 12.30pm - FREE - but please support us by buying from the cafe.

  • Contact Us

    We'd be delighted to hear from you

    THiNK Meeting Rooms & Art Gallery
    Cobden Place,
    Cobden Chambers, off Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2ED
    Meeting Rooms available for hire everyday and evening.
    Cafe open daily
    07449 491710
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    This website is run by and provides information on;

    THINK Hire and Events Ltd Registered in England No. 10301929

    THINK Kiosk Ltd Registered in England No.10302720

    THINK Good Business Ltd Registered in England 10409725

    All have registered office of Cobden Place, Cobden Chambers, Off Pelham Street, Nottingham, NG1 2ED

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