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Venue Hire

How to find us

We are based in Knaresborough about  3 miles from J47 of the A1(M), around the corner from the 1C bus stop and a 10-15 minute walk by public footpath (or 5 minute taxi ride) from Knaresborough train station.

We are adjacent to the King George playing field and public footpath. There is parking available at the centre and on Halfpenny Close and Halfpenny Lane.

Many small hotels and B&Bs available in the area for anyone who requires overnight accommodation. Click here for a list of accommodation in the area.

A projector, screen, laptop, DVD player, overhead projector and flipcharts are available for your use.  There are also plenty of folding tables and chairs, plus access to tea and coffee making facilities.

The building is fully accessible, with a platform lift up to the first floor.

The venue is available for full day hire on Saturday and Sunday, and for hourly rental during select times on the remaining weekdays. It is also available all day during some school holiday periods.


Ground Floor Studio

studioSMThe 1000 square foot ground floor studio is a bright open space with a cathedral ceiling, skylights and wood flooring.

There is enough room for 40 mats, 4 rows of 10.

The studio can be set up for training courses/conferences with 6′ long tables and chairs, or left empty for physical activity events like dance and exercise sessions. Thanks to a generous grant from WREN, there are ceiling hoists for wheelchair users to get down to exercise mats on the floor.

Off the studio are disabled toilet facilities, a water cooler and a storage area with exercise mats, blocks, belts, fitness balls and blankets.

The studio can be hired for £18 an hour or £100 for the whole day.  There is also the option of a percentage rate (contact us for more details). We offer a discount for BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) courses and events run by the BWY regional committee.


Studio/Meeting room

This is a multipurpose room that can be used as a 2nd studio for small classes (up to 8 yoga mats), a meeting room for up to 20 people theatre style or up to 18 people at tables. There is a kitchenette with sink, fridge, microwave and plenty of glasses, crockery and cutlery. A bamboo screen can be put up to mask the kitchen area.
The space can be hired for £10 an hour and is available days, evenings and weekends!

Therapy/Treatment Room

The Treatment/Therapy Room is next to the Disabled WC/shower room and has its own hand basin, dressing area, massage couch, sound system. There is an X-Y ceiling hoist for wheelchair users to access the massage couch. Downstairs reception is manned Mon-Thurs from 10.00-5:00. Day rate or block hire fee based on number of hours booked can be negotiated.

Special Fitness Room

In the Fitness room, located next to the lift is a range of Lottery and WREN-funded physiotherapy equipment for people with disabilities. Once users have received induction training on the equipment, the room can be hired by the hour for groups of 3 people (no more than 2 wheelchairs, however) .

There is a Tilt Table and MotoMed for wheelchair users, plus a Balancemaster, remedial parallel bars, treadmill, static bike and Reviber.