• 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.


    Summer Open Exhibition

    View Fri-Sun July 25 - Sept 8

    Over 90 pieces of selected wall art from local artists. All work is for sale at affordable prices.

    Open Friday and Saturday 10-6pm

    Sunday 11-5pm until Sunday 8th September.






    August 17 - 30 

    A wide range of workshops

    For adults and adults with children.

    See the full schedule here

    For more details and booking tickets please see the Summer School section below.





    A Musical Soiree with Lynz Chrichton

    Friday Sept 6th

    Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

    Featuring original indie-folk songs, the stories behind them, and Lynz's intimate and exclusive insights into the NEW music industry.

    Details and Tickets £10





    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.







    Show & Shop

    Fri Oct 11- Sun 13th

    Inaugural Furniture and Homeware Design Show with Love Chic Living. Opening night Friday 11th October.

    More information





    #NottsSoup Arts & Mental Health Special

    6-9pm Tues Oct 15th

    Listen to pitches for our funding for arts activities that address mental health issues. Apply to pitch yourself.






    Does Mental Illness Really Exist?

    7-9pm Thurs Oct 17th

    A provocative talk and lively discussion over supper. Part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

    Details and Tickets £15





  • Summer School August 2019

    We've got a wide range of workshops for you to choose from this summer!

    Take a look here for the full schedule

    Dinosaur Blood Soup

    Saturday 17th August 10am - 12pm

    How do we know how dinosaurs lived? A fun look at the science using food and making Dinosaur Blood Soup together. Come & learn & then eat soup!

    Do you want to learn more science, but in a fun non-school like way!? This workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to learn about the world around them in a fun way and is for both Adults and Children. It is ideal for an parent & child to attend together.


    To book your place

    Train the Trainer

    Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August 10am - 4pm

    If you want to start offering workshops or to feel more confident when you do. You may know your stuff but that doesn't necessarily mean you can teach and make sure people learn and enjoy it enough to recommend you to others.

    This course is taught by Jeanne Booth who has been training teachers and workshop leaders in universities and colleges for over 20 years. Places are limited to 12.


    To book your place

    Pattern Cutting

    Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August 9.30am - 5pm

    This is an opportunity to learn basic pattern drafting methods. How to correctly measure the body; right through to producing your own basic block that fits. Then applying the measurements and techniques to create your basic bodice, sleeve and skirt.

    Places are restricted to 6 so if you would like to go you need to book early! We will however take names for a waiting list or for our next course.


    To book your place

    Make and Decorate Concrete Block-Men with Doctor Concrete

    Saturday 24th August

    10am- 12pm

    You will get to make Block-Men from either concrete or plaster of paris, decorate and take them home with you. This is ideal for a parent & child wishing to do a fun activity together.


    To book your place

    Introduction to Essential Oils and Green Cleaning

    Wednesday 28th August 6pm - 8pm

    Come and join us to learn how you can benefit from having essential oils in your home to use as a safe and effective way to clean.

    We will be making our own plant powered recipes for green cleaning.


    To book your place

    Time for a New Chapter

    Thursday 29th August 2pm - 4pm

    Feeling ready for a change in your life, work or both? Sara McNicol's workshop will help you: get clear about what you really desire; build your confidence to make it happen; take consistent baby steps towards your new chapter.

    Early Bird Tickets £25

  • 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

  • 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, please read the information and guidance carefully. There is a £10 fee for applications which helps towards the administrative costs. Submit your application form by noon on September 1st and we will let you know no later than Sept 9th 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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