St Pauls learning centre has a wide range of facilities that includes space for meetings and more creative uses.


Our Hall is a multi-functional space great for meetings, conferences, exercise classes and more.

Capacity Price per hour (concessionary) Half day (conc.) Full day (conc.)
Hall 60 seated (theatre style) £35.00 (£17.50) £105 (£52.50) £175 (£87.50)

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 our Courses page. Facilities in the art rooms include:

  • Kiln
  • Sinks
  • Store room
  • Vices
  • Work benches
Capacity Price per hour (concessionary) Half day (conc.) Full day (conc.)
Art room 1 or 2 25 seated £25.00 (£12.50) £75 (£37.50) £125 (£62.50)

Training & meeting space

Training rooms in the Centre are available to hire and provide space for workshops, classes and courses

Capacity Price / hr (concessionary) Half Day (conc.) Full Day (conc.)
Small training room (1a) 8 seated £14.00 (£7.00) £42.00 (£21.00) £70.00 (£35.00)
Large training room 1 (LT1 - pictured) 25 seated £25.00 (£12.50) £75.00 (£37.50) £125.00 (£62.50)
Large training room 2 (LT2 - new IT suite!) 22 seated £30.00 (£15.00) £90.00 (£45.00) £150.00 (£75.00)
Large training room 3 (LT3) 22 seated £25.00 (£12.50) £75.00 (£37.50) £125.00 (£62.50)


The café is available to hire Mon - Thurs after 18:45, when the space is closed to the public.

Capacity Price per hour (concessionary) Half day (conc.) Full day (conc.)
Café 30 seated

50 theatre style

£25.00 (£12.50) £75 (£37.50) £125 (£62.50)

The Makershed, Bristol

The Makershed offers a fabulous range of courses from carving to carpet fitting, tiling to upholstery... you can even rent a bench in the workshop! Learn something new in 2017 and meet new people at St Pauls Learning Centre. See our Courses page.

Community Darkroom

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 and Wordpress sites.

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 Price & availability
Photography suite 10 Please call reception on 0117 9145470 or email splcbookings@ethicalproperty.co.uk


The Centre has purpose built crèche. It can be hired out by the hour, half day or full day for yoga and other floor based classes.

Capacity Price per hour (concessionary) Half day (conc.) Full day (conc.)
Crèche 6 - 8 £25 (£12.50) £75 (£37.50) £125 (£62.50)


The library is located on the ground floor of the Learning Centre. There are also computers available within the library and in the centre café. To use the computers you need to have a valid library card and PIN. Printing is available at 10p a sheet for black & white and 60p for colour (A4). Click here or call 0117 9145 489 to find out more about Library services.

Opening hours:

Monday 1-5pm
Tuesday 1-5pm
Wednesday 10am-2pm
Thursday 1-5pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 11am-5pm
Sunday Closed

For further information and to book meeting room space at St Pauls Learning Centre, please email splcbookings@ethicalproperty.co.uk. Click for booking form and T&Cs.

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