Firstly, the CUA is in place to ensure that the Community has access to the Arts Centre, with the building being free at the point of entry. Secondly, it ensures an accessible pricing structure across workspace memberships and hireable event spaces. The Town Hall Square and Green also remain a place for the community to enjoy.
The agreement is designed to ensure that the Community is able to hire and access the primary performance and event spaces. Also, the Community must be able to access the building at a reasonable blend of commercial and non-commercial rates. Similarly, it ensures the workspace provision provides affordable spaces for local start-ups to be incubated within the building.
An extensive research and benchmarking exercise was conducted between 2017 and 2021. As a result, the Arts Centre’s pricing structure was designed following these findings. Rates and tariffs will be published and reviewed on an annual basis.
The CUA identifies the groups who can benefit from the agreement. See below the qualifying criteria for organisations operating as or providing services in the following disciplines:
To check if your organisation qualifies or if you would like further information about any of the elements of the Community Use Agreement, please contact our team.