St Pauls learning centre has a wide range of facilities that includes Classrooms, IT Suites, Art Rooms, Meeting rooms and Events Spaces of varying sizes.

Our Hall is a multi-functional space great for meetings, conferences, exercise classes and more.
Large hall space available for hire, Bristol
Capacity Price/hr (concessionary) Full Day - up to 8hrs (concessionary) Features
Hall 65 seated £35.00 (£17.50) £210.00 (£105.50) N/A
Art rooms
The Centre has two Art rooms that are available to hire to the general public. Regular classes and courses also take place in these spaces, for more details on these please visit the courses section of our website. Facilities in the art rooms include:
  • Kiln

  • Sinks

  • Store room

  • Vices

  • Work benches

Capacity Price/hr (concessionary) Full day - up to 8hrs (concessionary) Features
Art Room 1 & 2 25 seated £25.00 (£12.50) £150.00 (£75.00) Art Room 2 suited for training
Art rooms for hire. Workshops include pottery, stained glass, printmaking, Bristol
Training & meeting space
Training rooms in the Centre are available to hire and provide space for workshops, classes, courses and meetings.
Training and meeting rooms for hire at cheap rates in Bristol
Capacity Price/hr (concessionary) Full Day - up to 8hrs (concessionary) Features
Classroom 1 22 seated £25.00 (£12.50) £150.00 (£75.00) 10 PCs Windows 10
Classroom 2 & 3 (IT Suites) 22 seated £25.00 (£12.50) £150.00 (£75.00) 10 PCs
Carnival 10 seated £20.00 (£10.00) £120.00 (£60.00) N/A
Glen's Kitchen is open 7 days a week serving traditional Jamaican and English cuisine. Pop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a cheeky takeaway! Glen's also serves a cracking roast on Wednesdays. Get in contact via FB /glenskitchenbristol, email glenskitchen1@gmail.com or give Glen a call 07772 177509.
Glens cafe - fantastic food at great prices, Bristol
The Makershed, Bristol
The Makershed offers a fabulous range of courses from woodwork to upholstery, DIY to upcycling... you can even rent a bench in the workshop! Learn something new and meet new people at St Pauls Learning Centre.
The Makershed, running woodwork, carving, carpet fitting, tiling and upholstery courses in Bristol
Darkroom facilities are now available for use on a sessional hire basis for individuals or groups in Bristol

Our spacious and well-equipped community darkrooms were established in 2005 and gained a reputation as one of the finest facilities in the country, providing tuition in traditional and alternative photographic processes. Darkroom facilities are now available for use on a sessional hire basis for individuals or groups. The darkrooms are fully accessible, and available 7 days a week during opening hours.

The darkroom includes:

  • 10 enlargers - 4 black and white and 6 colour head

  • Enlargers accommodate 35mm and medium format up to 5 x 4 inch film formats

  • Floor standing enlarger; height adjustable for wheelchair users

  • Black & white printing room

  • Black & white film processing room

  • Film and print drying and daylight finishing room

  • Large UV box for cyanotype and alternative printing processes

We are pleased to offer a new Darkroom Membership scheme, which provides members with discounted sessional darkroom hire. Members will be kept informed about photography opportunities at the Learning Centre such as photography projects, courses, talks and exhibitions. Darkroom members must be over 18 years old.

Membership Fees are:

12 Months: £30.00                     6 Months: £20.00

Darkroom Sessional Hire Fees are:

Members:  £10.00                      Non-members £15.00

3 Hour Darkroom Session: price includes B&W chemicals but not photographic paper. Darkroom sessions can be booked for any 3 hours that the Centre is open.

To become a darkroom member please download and complete the form, and bring it in to the Learning Centre Reception to pay and collect your membership card.

All darkroom users and new members must take part in a FREE induction prior to booking their first session. Please contact stpaulsdarkrooms@gmail.com for the induction. For more info go to St Pauls Darkrooms Facebook.

St Pauls Community Darkrooms can be booked for group projects and / or courses, by professional photographers, youth and community groups, teachers, trainers, schools and colleges, Your group or organisation can book the entire darkroom facility exclusively on a regular or one-off basis. We can provide a professional tutor and full technical support if required, and ensure you have the best equipment to make your course or workshop a success.

Capacity Booking
Darkroom 10

The purpose built crèche is run by Bristol Refugee Rights. BRR provide crèche sessions for their members 4 times per week.  Outside of those times the space is available to hire either as a space for activities or meetings.  All bookings are made directly with Bristol Refugee Rights.

In addition to our well-equipped room we have a fantastic staff team who can run a crèche session/stay and play/holiday club for you.  The large room is fully accessible room with free-play access to the shaded garden area.

For more information download our crèche information sheet, visit creche and room hire or email info@bristolrefugeerights.org.

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Creche run by Bristol Refugee Rights, Bristol

The library is located on the ground floor of the Learning Centre where they provide computers and printing services for public use, both in the library and in the centre café. To use the computers you need to have a valid library card and PIN. Click here or call 0117 9145 489 to find out more about Library services.

St Pauls Library is available to book for meetings and classes when not open to the public. There is an hourly flat rate of £16ph. Concessionary rates are not available on this space. As with all our spaces, any adjustments need to be returned to how you found them at the end of your booking.

Opening hours:

Monday 1-5pm
Tuesday 1-5pm
Wednesday 10am-2pm
Thursday 1-5pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 11am-5pm
Sunday Closed
Library at St Pauls Learning Centre, Bristol

For further information and to book meeting room space at St Pauls Learning Centre, please email splcbookings@ethicalproperty.co.uk.

For more information on how to contact St Pauls Learning Centre, please click here.