• meeting rooms | art gallery | garden cafe

    THiNK in NG space for good ideas


    Any day or evening

    2 light & flexible spaces. One ground floor with disabled facilities, and the other upstairs with a little kitchen area. Each welcome 2 to 60 people. From £25/hr. 3 mins walk to trams & public car park. Call Beth on 07449 491710 or email hello@thinkinng.org

    Information Booklet

    Hire Enquiry Form



    Friday - Sunday

    Frequently changing pop-up shops and exhibitions. Hire space for your own pop-up shop or exhibition.

    Info and Enquiry Form

    Open Friday - Sunday


    Wednesday - Sunday

    Dash Garden Cafe

    Cafe hours

    Wed - 10-5pm Snack menu

    Thurs - 10-5pm full menu

    Fri - 9 - 5pm full menu

    Sat - 10-5pm full menu

    Sun 12.30-4pm - snacks/breakfast menu till 12.30pm then vegan roast




    From how to develop a good business to solving social challenges, this is the place to meet new thinking over great food. Learn with others, share ideas and collaborate.

  • 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

    12.30 -2.00pm

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


    Mother's Day Popup Gift Shop

    Sat 23rd March

    10 - 5pm

    Gorgeous gifts for mums from small independent artists, designers and makers. Buy in time for Mother's Day on Sunday 30th March.





    Opening Night

    Thursday March 28th

    4.30 - 8pm

    First opportunity to view wall-based artwork from emerging and established artists. Exhibition continues open Friday, Saturday and Sunday till 12th May.

    Free ticket and complimentary drink





    First Tuesday: Join the THINKING REVOLUTION!

    Tuesday April 2nd

    6 - 8.30pm

    The HERO project CIC introduces creative thinking tools for businesses and community organisations seeking to make positive changes.






    Speakers' Corner Trust

    RSA Nottingham

    Wednesday April 3rd


    Beginning a new series of meetings with local RSA Fellows, Louise Third MBE FRSA, discusses how the Trust is encouraging greater civility in online political debate, and promoting free thinking on university campuses. No need to be a Fellow to attend - it's free and everybody is welcome.

    Details & book ticket





    Bygone shopping in Nottingham

    WEA History Talk

    Thursday April 4th

    6.30 - 8.30pm

    Join local historian, Chris Weir for a fascinating trip down Nottingham's retail history.

    Enrol online or call 0300 303 3464





    Blue Stockings April Brunch

    Tuesday April 9th

    10am - noon

    What's your strapline? Work on yours with our Women's Business Network.

    Details & book ticket





    Qualitative Interviews

    Wednesday April 17th


    Introduction to qualitative interview methods from researcher, sociologist and criminologist, Dr Karen Lumsden.

    Details & book ticket





    Qualitative Data Analysis

    Thursday April 18th


    Using thematic analysis to reveal patterns and themes from researcher, sociologist and criminologist, Dr Karen Lumsden.

    Details & book ticket





    #NottsSoup Arts & Mental Health special

    Thurs May 16th

    6 - 9pm

    Crowdsourcing great ideas! Hear pitches for funding for arts and mental health projects and vote for the winner. Want to pitch? See details.






    When Words Hurt - opening night

    Friday May 17th

    4 - 8pm

    Exhibition by Let’s Talk About Loss exploring creative ways of communicating grief. The exhibition continues open Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 26th May.






  • Exhibitions

    Now showing until Sunday 17th March - Zaza Lewis - awarded the Judges' Prize from our Summer Open Exhibition 2018 and selected as one of the top five Emerging Artists by Creates Gallery.


    Exhibitions are normally free entry on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The gallery can also be hired for private meetings, events and workshops outside these times including evenings. Email hello@thinkinng.org for availability.

  • Spring Open Exhibition

    March 28th - May 12th

    Calling artists of all ages

    This is a great opportunity to exhibit wall-based work in Nottingham City Centre. Selection Day is March 25th - 2-8pm. Please read all the details here.

    Free entry to Opening Night Thursday 28th March 4.30-8pm. Register here for your free ticket with complimentary drink.

    Opening Friday May 17th 4-8pm.

    When Words Hurt is an exhibition hosted by Let’s Talk About Loss to explore creative ways of communicating grief. Lets Talk About Loss won funding from our Hard Heads and Hang Ups fund at the special #NottsSoup Arts and Mental Health event in October 2018. More details about the exhibition including how to submit are here. The exhibition continues open Friday, Saturday and Sunday until May 26th.

  • 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

  • The Good Business School

    The Good Business School at THiNK will help you get started, keep on track and learn new ways to make a good living.

    We work with inspiring teachers and coaches from business, education and the not-for-profit sectors to provide learning experiences that are:

    • Practical – ensuring theory works in real-life situations.
    • Ethical – promoting good business - enterprise that doesn’t damage people or the planet and makes a positive contribution to the world.
    • Personal – cares about you and your business. Helping you make a good living and nurture your well-being as well as a successful business.

    We Offer:

    • Courses
    • Business advice
    • Mentoring and coaching
    • Networks
    • Friday independent workspace with business advice on hand
  • 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.

  • News & blog

    What's been happening, random thoughts and musings

    Winning pitch at #NottsSoup We listened to four brilliant pitches for funding for money from Hard Heads and Hang Ups with Nottingham Soup, all of which used arts activities to address mental health issues. The winner was Beth and Lizzie with their project, Lets Talk about Loss, the UK’s first...
  • Contact Us

    We'd be delighted to hear from you

    THiNK in NG
    Cobden Place,
    Cobden Chambers, off Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2ED
    Meeting Rooms available for hire everyday and evening.
    Cafe open Wed-Sunday.
    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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