The WHALE Arts Centre is a vibrant and friendly, community owned space in South West Edinburgh with excellent road and public transport links East into Edinburgh City and West towards the airport and Glasgow.
We offer a range of spaces to book, from cinemas to meeting rooms, play rooms to workshops, all fully accessible. Spaces can be booked for a one-off occasion or for regular sessions on a mid / long term basis.
All rental fees include wifi and access to a shared kitchen.
A large ‘making’ space, with a polished concrete floor, tables and messy wash-up sink area. Perfect for arts and craft workshops, group activities, dance, drama and children’s playgroups. The space can be blacked out for projection and presentations.
Dimensions: 11.9m x 6.8m
Capacity: 70 seated / 85 standing / 22 for seated workshop
The Performance Space encompasses a 6.5m x 6.8m wooden stage, with a open seating area (6.8m x 7.6m). With a lighting rig, sounds system and curtains, the stage can be used for performances, dance, drama and music. The open seating area is usually set up in a ‘canteen’ format, with tables and benches, but can easily be reconfigured to create a seated audience area. The Performance Space is also suitable for screenings, and can be set up to back project with our lightweight projection screen.
The Performance Space is connected to the kitchen so is also particularly suitable for events involving self catering or meals. Large double doors exit the Performance Space into the WHALE Community Garden, and can be set up to accommodate a marquee or outside eating events such as barbecues, if agreed in advance.
Maximum capacity = 40 seated, 60 standing
Further technical spec available on request.
A warm and welcoming space with comfortable seating and carpeted floor, the Green Room has child-friendly bathrooms, shoe storage, baby changing facilities and wash-up space, perfect for use as a creche. Insulated and private, the Green Room also makes for an intimate meeting room for counselling or case work.
From low cost, start-up business pods to serviced office space for small teams, the WHALE can accommodate tenants and cultural partners on a short or long-term basis.
Internet access, heating, lighting, water rates, property maintenance and repairs, reception duties and cleaning are all included in the rental fee.
Tenants are offered a photocopying and franked mailing service at a reasonable cost, and can access our other rentable spaces, shared kitchen and building resources on a first-come basis.
Our core opening hours are from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. The building can also be open evenings and Saturdays on a case by case basis.
For more information on terms, conditions and rents – or an informal chat -please contact us on 0131 458 3267 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .