• meeting rooms | art gallery | garden cafe

    THiNK in NG space for good ideas


    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 and pop-up shops with lots of opportunities to participate throughout the year. Gallery open weekends Friday - Sat 10-6pm. Sunday 11-5pm.


    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.


    Dash Garden Cafe

    Serving up delicious organic vegetable dishes freshly made with locally grown ingredients.

    Open Wed - Sat 10-6pm

    Sun 11 - 5pm.

  • 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.


    Blue Stockings' Summer Soirée

    Tuesday July 9th

    7pm - 9pm

    Nottingham Women's Business Network get together for a fun summer evening fuddle before the summer break.






    Midsummer Night's Dream

    Friday July 12

    7 - 8.30pm

    Free performance from Nottingham Shakespeare Company. Cafe and bar open for refreshments.






    Summer Open Exhibition

    View Fri-Sun July 25 - Sept 8

    Selection day for participants is Monday July 22nd. Download guidance and application form here. Opening night is Thursday 25th July 4.30pm - 8pm. Everyone welcome.






    Social Media for Artists & Makers

    Monday Sept 23rd

    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.






    Photographing Your Products

    Monday Sept 30th

    6pm - 9pm

    Practical workshop for artists, designers and makers preparing to sell online or at pop-ups, markets and trade fairs.






  • 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

  • Summer Open Exhibition

    July 25 - Sept 8th

    Selection day is 2 - 8pm Monday July 22 

    Download Guidance details and Entry Forms here

  • Call out to furniture & homeware makers and designers

    The ways we live, work and socialise are changing and so are the things we care deeply about. Shouldn't we be able to choose items for our homes that help us to live the lives we want to? THiNK has been supporting innovative thinking about homes, work. living and learning with Nottingham Cohousing and Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts for over two years. Now we have got together with award-winning UK Home Interiors blogger, Jen Stanbrook of Love Chic Living, to showcase contemporary, cutting edge design in Nottingham city centre.


    We are calling out to Designers and Makers of beautiful, innovative furniture and homewares, including items that:

    • use sustainable, natural, repurposed and/or recyclable materials
    • can perform more than one function, particularly for smaller homes
    • that renters or nomads can easily pick up and take away with them
    Designers and Makers -
    If you would like to show and sell your products, there is more information and guidance here . There is a £10 fee for applications which helps towards the administrative costs. Submit your application form by noon on July 17th and we will let you know by 25th July if you are in.
    Visitors - Register for tickets for the Opening Night and a chance to win a VIP goody bag. There is free admission Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 11-5pm.
  • 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.

  • 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 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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