Room Hire

The Nottingham Mechanics is ideal Nottingham City Center location for room hire only 5 Minutes in a cab from the station and 2 Minute walk from the City Center.

When our rooms are not in use for member activities they are available for hire by outside groups. The rooms can be hired for:

  • Meetings,
  • Adult education classes/courses,
  • Workshops,
  • Lectures,
  • Special Interest Group activities
  • and other events.

We currently have five rooms available to hire, one of which can be sub-divided to create two spaces separated by a high-quality operable wall. These are listed as Ballroom, Ballroom A and Ballroom B.

Our rooms may be hired for a Morning, Afternoon or Evening.

(Due to Covid restrictions Evening bookings are Limited please call to find out more)

Disabled access and a lift is available in the building.

In the event of a confirmed booking, we require one week’s notice of cancellation (writing or e-mail) or the full hire charge is payable.

Rooms and Charges

Charges are per session or part thereof. The cost of an all day hire is the combined cost of each session required.

All Room Hire Rates are quoted inclusive of VAT @ 20%.

For more information about each room please click on the appropriate link.

Activities Room

Up to 40 people for a lecture style presentation. 25 for a boardroom style meeting.
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(Birkbeck Room)

Up to 140 people seated. Sprung floor for dances.
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Ballroom A

Birkbeck Room divided.
Up to 70 people seated with the ballroom divided.
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Ballroom B

Birkbeck Room divided.
Up to 40 people seated with the ballroom divided.
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Up to 12 people seated for a committee style meeting. Up to 20 for a lecture style presentation.
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Lecture Room

Up to 60 people seated. 30 people for a committee style meeting.
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Up to 40 people for lecture style presentation or 20 for a committee style meeting.
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Hiring Periods (Sessions)

Morning (AM) 9:0012:45
Afternoon (PM) 1:15 17:00
Full day9:0017:00


We have a wide range of Catering options available should you require this service. We can supply refreshment in your room or in the restaurant (subject to available space).

We would arrange our provision to match your requirement rather than offer set menus.

The Nottingham Mechanics has a 5-star food hygiene rating.

To hire …

To hire a room or to find out more, please contact us.

What people think

Good venue to hold public meetings and centrally locatedGed Talty18th August 2019
Rob Smith3rd August 2019
OkKarin Williams25th July 2019
Billy Richards13th July 2019
Shamim Abbasi7th July 2019
Alun Powell23rd June 2019
Kate Gutteridge10th June 2019
(Translated by Google) This place is good (Original) Tempat ini baikAjo Lemos2nd June 2019
Paul Josephssen11th May 2019
Will Richardson8th May 2019
Maxine Brunt17th April 2019
Tanya Simpson2nd April 2019
Viola P15th March 2019
Good meeting venuerab mason21st February 2019
Went for a specific visit. Staff/volunteers friendly. A good place with a variety of activities and facities for room hire.Carol Bramley20th February 2019
Ron Hooper16th February 2019
olanda barclay14th February 2019
A great meeting place.Christopher Newton2nd February 2019
Andy Duckering22nd January 2019
macio67818th January 2019
MR 36014th January 2019
OkSujay S21st December 2018
I go for my WW workshop. Nice venue.Charlie Swift10th December 2018
Genene Meikle4th December 2018
Syed Hassan28th November 2018
Decent social spacetrudy begg19th November 2018
Diane Bialek17th November 2018
Tom Devlin30th October 2018
Linda Woodings13th October 2018
Great place for functions and meetingsNdamuwanepi John Ishemunyoro22nd September 2018
The NottinghamshireFarirai Madzikanda Sekuru Bongwi1st September 2018
Good place to goVeronica Walker23rd August 2018
Nice placeDave warwick2nd June 2018
This is a place for relaxation, devine peace.Janet Winn23rd May 2018
Saba Ali11th May 2018
Great function roomsMark Evans6th May 2018
(Translated by Google) For old people in Nottingham and the surrounding area an absolute must. Very nice and friendly people! (Original) Für alte Menschen in Nottingham und Umgebung ein absolutes Muss. Sehr nette und herzliche Menschen!Hans Guggenheim19th March 2018
Geoff Scholes15th February 2018
Very accommodatingGeorge Cunningham10th February 2018
Great facilitiesGeorgie Dreaves-Foord6th February 2018
Best Academic place!Tamim Fetrat4th February 2018
Great venue, clean and friendly. Attended a course there easy access from train.Tim Tanner20th January 2018
Aileen Langtry-Palmer10th January 2018
They hire rooms out, and we were there to watch an illustrated talk for members of the RSPB. The rooms are big and there is a bar just off the foyer.Janet Goodwin14th December 2017
Stephanie Vann20th November 2017
Nick Pemberton29th October 2017