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Available For Hire

Ideally situated just off the A1 between Sunderland and Newcastle the arts centre offers modern facilities within a unique setting – Arts Centre Washington will make your special day or event unforgettable.

Free parking facilities, competitive prices and a quality service make the arts centre the perfect location for all your venue hire needs.

…Make your occasion extra special at Arts Centre Washington

The arts centre houses a variety of spaces that can be hired for performances, parties, wedding receptions, workshops, seminars, conferences and meetings.

We can also provide catering via The Courtyard Café/Bar, technical assistance is available and all our staff are committed to an excellent and friendly service.

We have a range of large and small function rooms that can be hired for your event with catering provided by The Courtyard Café if required. Function Menu here.

The Spaces…
  • Theatre

    The Theatre recently refurbished, the theatre is a multipurpose venue, ideal for live performance, conferences, weddings, birthday parties and other celebrations.

    Suitable for theatre style conference up to 120 people using tiered seating or up to 80 in a cabaret style.

    Hire Rate
    Off Peak (Mon – Friday 9am – 6pm) £33 per hour
    Peak (Evenings + Weekends) £39 per hour

    * For performances technical time will be charged at £10 per hour, schedule to be agreed with the Performance Technician.

    For more information or to enquire about making a booking contact acw@sunderland.gov.uk or call 0191 561 3455.

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  • The Low Barn

    Situated on the ground floor and has its own bar and facilities, the room is suitable for larger conferences, parties and live performances.

    Maximum capacity 120.

    Hire Rate
    Off Peak (Mon – Friday 9am – 6pm) £30 per hour
    Peak (Evenings + Weekends) £35 per hour

    For more information or to enquire about making a booking contact acw@sunderland.gov.uk or call 0191 561 3455.

  • The Granary

    Situated on the first floor and the suite is suitable for both conferences and meetings.
    Maximum capacity 50.

    Hire Rate
    Off Peak (Mon – Friday 9am – 6pm) £24 per hour
    Peak (Evenings + Weekends) £30 per hour

    For more information or to enquire about making a booking contact acw@sunderland.gov.uk or call 0191 561 3455.

  • The Art Workshop

    Situated in The Courtyard and is suitable for workshops and demonstrations.
    Maximum capacity 30.

    Hire Rate £10 per hour at all times.

    For more information or to enquire about making a booking contact acw@sunderland.gov.uk or call 0191 561 3455.

  • Band Rehearsal Room & Recording Studio

    The multi track recording studio includes the help of a trained engineer to ensure the recording is professional.

    Reheasal Rooms, prices include PA and drum kit (please bring your own breakables):

    Studio One – £10 per hour (minimum booking of 2 hours)
    Community Music Space – £10 per hour (minimum booking of 2 hours)

    Recording Studio Hourly Rates:
    Full Rate – £20 per hour (minimum booking of 2 hours)
    Block Bookings – £12 per hour (10 hours or more booked at one time)
    Off Peak – £16 per hour (between 9am and 6pm Monday – Friday) (minimum booking of 2 hours)
    CD Recordable £5 each

    For more information or to enquire about making a booking contact acw@sunderland.gov.uk or call 0191 561 3455.