Spaces for hire

Situated at the edge of Rye, Rye Creative Centre has the luxury of being surrounded by delightful countryside yet being only a ten minute walk from the town centre and railway station. We can offer a wide range of spaces for hire: reasonably priced studios suitable for artists and makers, rooms for weekly art classes, a gallery or conference space, a fully functioning theatre and large-scale studios for outdoor makers.

Rye Creative Centre offers a fantastic opportunity to work in a stimulating environment with other creative professionals.” Nick Archer, Resident Artist

The focus on the growth of the artist and the development of practice is a rare commodity in most art centres in the UK. To have a centre that allows visual, crafts and performing artists space to collaborate and share ideas is a highly unusual and extremely exciting offer.” Tania Holland, Interdisciplinary Arts Producer




  • Large theatre/hall space suitable for shows, productions, conferences, rehearsals, photo shoots
  • Maximum capacity 220 people standing
  • Seating arrangements; Rows of seats 180, Cabaret (tables & chairs) 60-80 people
  • Sound and lighting equipment available for hire
  • Theatre technician available at additional cost
For more specific quotes including discounts for extended hires or charity bookings, and all enquiries relating to the Theatre please contact
For enquiries relating to theatre performances and events please contact


To view theatre hire rates please click here
To view theatre technical information please click here
To download theatre hire forms please click here : Theatre Hire Form



  • Conference facility for 50 people
  • Meeting room capacity for 25 people
  • Exhibition space
  • Workshop space
  • Projector available
  • Catering by arrangement
  • Half day, Full day, and weekly hires available

To view the Gallery hire rates click here

Art Room


  • Large, airy, well lit space ideal for art or craft workshops
  • Easels available
  • Tables and chairs provided
  • Hourly and daily hire rates

To view the Art Room hire rates click here



  • Drypoint, monoprint and collagraphy facilities
  • Personal or workshop use (maximum 4 people)
  • Full and half day rates
  • Hire cost includes inks, tissue paper, blotting paper and newsprint. Paper and etching plates available to purchase
  • * All users must complete an hour long induction before using the Print Room

 To view the Print Room hire rates click here




  • Studios and workshops available on a short term or permanent basis, from individual pods within shared spaces (shown above), to large self contained areas suitable for practitioners working on a big scale or with sculpture
  • Year round exhibition, events, open studio and publicity opportunities
  • Regular networking lunches
  • Wireless broadband hotspots
  • 24 hour access
  • Free parking

To view Studio hire rates click here. Subject to availability




  • Suitable for large scale outdoor makers to try out work in progress as part of residencies
  • Workshops and events hire
  • Showcase of new works

For enquiries about the Grounds please contact Suzanne Saxby on 01797 229 797 or via email.




  • Available to hire in conjunction with other spaces, for coffee breaks and lunch
  • Catering by arrangement
  • Wifi

For enquiries about the Cafe please contact Suzanne Saxby on 01797 229 797 or via email.

Car Park

  • Large secure car park
  • Free parking for visitors using Rye Creative Centre facilities