• Meeting space | Gallery | Garden cafe

    THiNK in NG: space for creativity, enterprise and change-makers in Nottingham city centre


    Mon - Thurs daytime and every evening

    Flexible meeting & events space - ground floor, disabled facilities, beautiful natural light, wifi, suntrap courtyard, 3 mins walk from trams & car park.

    Special Offer 

    Hire Information + prices

    Booking Enquiry Form


    Mon - Thurs daytime and every evening

    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.


    Friday - Sunday

    Garden cafe with fresh creative food produced by our lovely cooks and local independent growers and suppliers.

    Cafe hours

    Friday 9 - 5pm

    Saturday 10 - 5pm

    Sunday 10 - 4pm




    Friday - Sunday

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

    Info and Enquiry Form

    Open cafe hours

  • What's on

    We're just getting started so make sure you sign up for updates!

    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.


    Socially-minded Network

    Every 1st Tuesday

    Next- Sept 4th

    6 -8.30pm

    First Tuesday is Nottingham's network for enterprises with heart. We're having a summer break and back again September 4th.

    £5 on the door


    Fellows' Meet Up

    Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce 

    Regular networking for Fellows (FRSA) and others interested in local activities of the RSA. All welcome.


    And Still I Rise

    July 13/14/15

    Photography and poetry exhibition from the Pamoja Women Together Group at Nottingham Refugee Forum. Public viewing Fri 9-5pm, Sat 10-5pm, Sun 10-4pm.




    Marvellous Makers Pop-up Shop

    July 20/21/22

    Artists, designers and makers from Nottingham Trent University selling unique gifts, jewellery, clothing, art and more. Open Fr 12.30 - 5pm, Sat 10 - 5pm, Sun 10-4pm.




    Selection for Summer Open Exhibition

    July 23rd


    Call out for artists of all ages. See details under Summer Open Exhibition section




    Opening night

    Summer Open Exhibition

    July 26th


    Everybody welcome. Come and see the entries into our 3rd Open. Free entry and a free drink. Exhibition continues to Sept 9th.




    Action for

    Clean Air in Nottingham

    July 30

    5.30pm - 7pm

    Nottingham is one of the top cities for air pollution in England. Concerned? Want to help do something about it?

    Free Workshop





    Blue Stockings Brunch

    September 11

    10am - noon

    Nottingham Women's business network. Unmissable opportunity to share wisdom, ask for help or offer it.

    £15 includes brunch






    Pop-up Food Shop

    Sept 14/15/16

    Bring your containers and stock up from Nottingham Zero Waste Collective. Opens Friday 12.30-5, Sat 10-5pm, Sun !0 - 4pm.




  • THiNK: is a flexible creative space that provides hire options for a large variety of private and public-facing events.

    THiNK: Meeting Space

    Venue Highlights

    • Several large windows providing vast amounts of natural light throughout the space
    • Two large flexible inter-connecting spaces with break-out areas
    • Moveable furniture for flexible layouts to suit your unique needs
    • High-quality projection facilities and Wi-Fi throughout with on-site technical support
    • Located on the 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 (including our own Award-winning Kiosk)
    • 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 and spacious courtyard area

    Hire rates

    Meeting room and cafe area available for hire Monday -Thursday all day and evening and also Friday- Sunday after 5 pm and before 10 am.

    Costs and Catering Details.

    Booking Enquiry Form.

    Creative Meeting Room Special Offer

    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)

    Booking Enquiry Form.

    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.

    Details and Booking Enquiry Form.

  • Courses

    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


    Free evening course for artists, designers and makers with products or services to sell

    Prepare for a Pop-up: the complete series

    4 x 3 hour workshops 6-9pm successive Monday evenings 17th September -8th October with practice trading weekend 2-4th November.

    Delivered on behalf of the Creative Quarter Company, these courses are part of the ERDF-funded Big House project and free to eligible participants from the creative industries in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

    Details and booking



  • 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.

  • Summer Open Exhibition - call for artists

    Our fabulous Summer Open Exhibition is now in its third year and is a great opportunity for aspiring and established artists to exhibit in Nottingham city centre for 6 weeks. Selection is on Monday 23rd July 2 - 8pm and the exhibition will open 6pm on Thursday 26th July and run until Sunday 9th September. All work must be wall-based and for sale. All exhibitors have a chance of winning the Judges Prize or one of three People's Prizes.

    Read and print off Entry details here

    Free tickets for opening night 6-9pm Thursday 26th July here  

    (Your ticket is your voucher for a free drink.)

    Images below are from our Spring Open Exhibition when we challenged artists to create artwork the size of an LP cover.

  • Contact Us

    We'd be delighted to hear from you

    THiNK in NG
    Cobden Place,
    Cobden Chambers, off Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2ED
    Garden Cafe open
    Friday 9 - 5pm
    Saturday 10 - 5pm
    Sunday 10am - 4pm

    For private hire and events Mon - Thurs and every evening please
    phone or email
    07449 491710