Room & Venue Hire

Melville Centre for the Arts CIC manages the main building of the Melville Centre, its classrooms, meeting rooms, coffee-bar, the Melville Theatre (75 seats) and office suites ARE ALL AVAILABLE FOR HIRE.

There are three tariffs

  • for commercial organisations, companies or individuals
  • for clubs and societies
  • for registered charities and social enterprise companies

Space is bookable in half hour units for a minimum of half an hour

  • Hourly rates are quoted
  • Space is available 8.00 – 24.00 daily
  • Discounted rates (i.r.o.10%) is available for five separate bookings (cumulative) and over

Select the room or venue you wish to hire

Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the booking system is currently offline.

Classroom 1

Set up choice:

Chairs in rows/horseshoe(s): up to 40 seated

Chairs and 5’ tables x 6, cabaret style/ other: up to 36 seated

6’ Whiteboard available f.o.c.

Projector available @ £10 per session; if projector required please bring your own laptop, suitable leads and mini speakers.

Classroom 2

Set up choice:

Chairs in rows/horseshoe(s): up to 16 seated

Chairs and 5’ tables x 3, cabaret style/ other: up to 15 seated

6’ Whiteboard available f.o.c.

Projector available @ £10 per session; if projector required please bring your own laptop, suitable leads and mini speakers

Meeting Room 1

Set up choice:

Chairs in rows/horseshoe(s): up to 24 seated

Chairs and 5’ tables x 4, cabaret style/ other: up to 15 seated

6’ Whiteboard available f.o.c.

Projector available @ £10 per session if projector required please bring your own laptop, suitable leads and mini speakers.

Meeting Room 2

Set up choice:

Chairs in rows/horseshoe:  6/8 seated

Chairs and 4’ tables x 2, cabaret style/ other: up to 8 seated

6’ Whiteboard available f.o.c.

Projector available @ £10 per session; if projector required please bring your own laptop, suitable leads and mini speakers

Café-bar

Set up choice:

Chairs (plastic) in rows/horseshoes: up to 24 seated

Mix of easy/ soft covered chairs: up to 20 seated

Chairs (soft) and coffee tables x 7, cabaret style/ other: up to 21 seated

6’ Whiteboard available f.o.c.

Projector available @ £10 per session; if projector required please bring your own laptop, suitable leads and mini speakers

Main Corridor and Café Bar exhibition space

The main corridor of the old school and the café bar have now been equipped with over 40’ of Stas system equipment for hanging 2-dimensional artwork. Quite large pieces of artwork on unframed canvas can be accommodated. (Weight is more of an issue than dimension.) The space was successfully used free of charge by two community groups in Abergavenny’s 2018&2019 Art Festivals.

Private individuals, organisations and community groups are invited to consider booking up to 2 weeks’ use of the exhibition space in these areas, throughout the year. Sale of work may be an available option. Insurance of artwork by the artist or group is a prerequisite of exhibition at the Melville. In order to present the community’s artwork inclusively, charges will be waived or kept as low as our own insurance charges and ‘security costs’ allow.

For further information and to discuss possibilities, please contact the office.

HM’s Office

This very small but attractive room used to be the Headmaster’s office and is accessed through the main office by the front door.

It is used for small group work, individual counselling/ coaching sessions, music practice/coaching and as an administrative/ other office for 1 or 2 people.

Set up choice:

Chairs in horseshoe:  4/6 seated

Chairs and 4’ tables x 2, cabaret style/ other:4/6 seated

Flipchart paper and easel available £12 per session

Mobile screen for projection purposes f.o.c.

Projector available @ £10 per session; if projector required please bring your own laptop, suitable leads and mini speakers

Theatre

75 people can be accommodated in the theatre’s raked seating, but 2 seats have limited view. Front of house staff with complimentary tickets usually occupy these seats. The theatre is accessible to wheelchair users (maximum 7). Please note that a minimum of 4 seats need to be removed to accommodate 1-2 wheelchair users safely (a risk management requirement of the Melville Centre’s license).The number of wheelchair users and front of house personnel should be taken into account when calculating the number of tickets/seats for sale.

The stage area of the theatre can be used for activities other than audience attended events. It is regularly used for rehearsal, for workshops, and for classes.

Set up choice:

Chairs (plastic) in rows/horseshoes: up to 32 seated

Chairs and 4’ or 5’ tables x 5, cabaret style/other: up to 30 seated

6’ Whiteboard available f.o.c.

Stage lighting, sound board, some associated tech, by arrangement @ £10 per session minimum

Wall mounted 12’ wide drop-down screen suitable for film projection available by negotiation with Abergavenny Film Society.

Projector available @ £10 per session; if a projector is required please bring your own laptop, suitable leads and speakers.

The screening of films with the appropriate licenses may be arranged via Abergavenny Film Society for public or private groups.

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