We are now open on a limited basis.
For anyone on site we are still requiring masks and social distancing.

Reception & IT Suite will be open Monday to Thursday 10am-4pm.

Due to the continued risk from Covid-19, we are not taking bookings for parties, gatherings or other social bookings in January.  Beyond January bookings will be subject to covid rates & other safety concerns and may have to be cancelled at short notice.
For large or social bookings please email events@oblong.org.uk and we can discuss what precautions are necessary.

If you are in need of support while shielding or self-isolating, see oblong.org.uk/support for self referral options in the community. or call 0113 8980024

Information on vaccinations & boosters in Leeds

Rooms for hire in Leeds

Our beautiful red brick Victorian building is close to the city centre and local public transport links. We have a number of rooms available to hire for meetings, conferences, weekly classes, birthday parties and more. Photos and further details on rooms available for hire can be found below.

Prices below are valid until June 20th - from June 21st, amended prices will apply, details available here.

By booking with us you are supporting our aim to create empowered, connected communities, where people work together to tackle the problems they face.

While we are operating under Covid-19 conditions, there will be a minimum total cost per booking of £50 to make sure we have capacity for cleaning and staffing, unless certain specific conditions are met that make this unnecessary.

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Our Facilities

Woodhouse Community Centre offers a range of rooms for hire of varying sizes, suitable for many different activities and events near Leeds city centre. Flexible furniture throughout the building makes it possible to arrange each room hire to suit users' needs.There is free WiFi throughout, secure bike storage, thermostats in every room, baby changing facilities, a prayer room and outside space. The building entrance is fully accessible from the street, and all first floor rooms are accessible by lift, with disabled-accessible toilets on the ground floor. On-street parking is available, with our neighbours car park free to use out of office hours. We can provide served refreshments and offer a bring your own option free of charge. We have a range of equipment available to hire, including; projector and screen, TV and DVD player, wireless microphones, PA system, display boards, flipcharts and tableware.

Main Hall

A large open space for speeches, kids' parties, conferences

Photo of the main hall

The largest space in the building, the Main Hall is bright and airy with high Victorian ceilings and attractive period windows.

It is a truly multi-functional space which is suitable for fitness classes, performances, market stalls, conferencing, family events and parties, or whatever you can think of.


Main Hall banquet configuration

The Main Hall is square-shaped and opens off the main reception area on the ground floor, with a second exit into the corridor for easy access to the kitchen and toilets as well as other meeting rooms. Access to the adjoining IT suite is possible if needed. The Hall also has a large white wall, perfect for projection.




See also 6-weeks-for-4 booking offer here.

Square Footage
Capacity   Reduced
Rate per hour
Rate per hour
1169 110 Theatre style, 80 Banquet style, 40 active, 12 stalls/booths Weekdays 8am-5pm: £20 £29
Out-of-hours: £25 £34


Doreen Tinker Room

Café/classroom with attached kitchen on the ground floor

The Doreen Tinker room is a bright ground-floor space with the option of opening a serving hatch through to the full-size kitchen next door.

The solid, lockable hatch doors keep noise and smells from the kitchen to a minimum if the two spaces are being used for separate activities - so the Doreen Tinker room makes a great classroom, meeting room or activity room in its own right, or a convenient space for serving food and drinks prepared in the kitchen if desired. It’s also possible to project onto a plain wall in this room.

Large windows provide natural light which can be adjusted with fitted blinds to suit your needs.

Square Footage
Capacity   Reduced
Rate per hour
Rate per hour
382 40 Theatre style, 30 café style, 20 classroom, 16 boardroom, 12 active Weekdays 8am-5pm: £13 £19
Out-of-hours: £18 £24


Fully-equipped Kitchen

KitchenThe kitchen is situated on the ground floor with easy access to the Main Hall via the corridor.

It is possible to open a serving hatch through to the adjoining Doreen Tinker room (see above), or to keep the hatch closed and use the kitchen separately.

Equipment includes a six-burner gas stove and large gas oven unit, large fridge, double stainless steel sink unit, stainless steel work surface and a full set of crockery.

Square Footage

Capacity   Reduced
Rate per hour
Rate per hour
150 2-3 cooking Weekdays 8am-5pm: £7 £12
Out-of-hours: £11 £16

John Ward Room

Cosy meeting room

Our most compact room for hire on the ground floor, the John room provides an easy-to-access, comfortable space for small meetings, group activities or consultations. High-level windows mean the room gets natural light but provides a feeling of privacy.

Opening onto the corridor opposite the main hall, this room also makes a convenient break-out space or staging area for larger events taking place in the hall.

See also day rate offers for this room.

Square Footage
Capacity   Reduced
Rate per hour
Rate per hour
220 16 theatre style, 12 cafe style, 12 classroom, 8 boardroom, 6 active Weekdays 8am-5pm: £11 £16
Out-of-hours: £15 £20

Ushawant Kaur Room

The Ushawant Kaur room is a large versatile first-floor space, accessible by lift and lit by south-facing windows. This room is shared with a training company so is in ready setup with training layout for 16-20 with included projection screen - suitable for classes, activity sessions, training, or meetings. Individual toilets are available on the first floor with accessible toilets downstairs easily reached by lift.

Visitors at the front entrance can ring the bell and communicate directly via intercom when reception is not staffed.

Approximate Square Footage Capacity   Reduced Rate per hour Standard Rate per hour
538 Limited layouts - 25 Theatre style, 20 classroom, 16 boardroom.
Café style not possible, no food in this room.
Weekdays 8am-5pm: £14 £19
Out-of-hours: £21 £26

IT Suite / Resource Centre

Medium-sized IT suite and resource room

This is a ground floor space equipped with 5 PCs and 1 Mac, various furniture for small groups. Suitable for Computer work or a small classroom layout. Located just off the kitchenette it receives plenty of natural light

Approximate Square Footage Capacity   Reduced Rate per hour Standard Rate per hour
  6-8 classroom, 5-6 computer work, 4-6 meeting Weekdays 8am-5pm: £19 £26
Out-of-hours: £24 £31


Reduced rates

Reduced rates apply to non-profit making groups running events that benefit the community and are open to all at no cost.
This excludes political parties, religious groups and statutory organisations. Standard rates apply to all other groups and individuals.

Weekend & evening bookings

Please note that bookings on weekends, bank holidays & evenings (after 1700 or before 0800) are also subject to a £5 per booker per hour charge to help cover the cost of staff support.
Additionally, any Out-of-Hours bookings carry a minimum charge of £50 per booking.