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Ark-T is an Oxford arts charity that uses the powers of creativity and human connection to change lives and inspire community driven social change.  We co-produce outstanding community art through projects that increase well-being, champion inclusion and cultivate diverse leadership, and every time you book a room at either of our two centres your money is supporting these projects in the community.


Ark-T has two centres in Cowley – The Venue@Cowley on Barns Road, and Ark-T Centre on Crowell Road.
The centres sit on either side of Templars Square shopping centre.


Across the two centres we have 9 spaces for hire:  for meetings, classes and conferences, performances and parties (no private hire at Ark T).  Our largest room is spacious enough for 70, and our smallest perfect for 1-6 people.

Some rooms include air conditioning or underfloor heating and all rooms have tables and chairs available.  We have rooms with wooden floors or carpeted rooms, and we even have a sprung floor in our largest hall, which is perfect for dance.


Projectors are available at The Venue, and screens are available at both centres.

WiFi is free throughout both centres.


Flip charts and paper are available on request, and whiteboards are also available in some rooms at The Venue.

We offer competitive prices for businesses, special rates for classes and charities and community hire from as little as £5 an hour for 6 people.


The Venue has a modern, fully equipped kitchen for use by groups for tea and coffee or for cooking.  The kitchen is available with hire of a room, or as a stand-alone hire.

Ark-T Centre is home to Waste 2 Taste, an sustainable café serving New Ground Coffee and homemade cakes, snacks and soups.

On street and multi-storey parking is on the doorstep of both centres, and bus links are excellent with buses 1 and 5 from the city centre, the station and blackbird Leys stopping at the shopping centre.  The Venue has one accessible parking space available to book for centre users.

Both sites are accessible by wheelchair.

Both sites feature gender neutral and accessible toilet facilities.

Website – www.ark-t.org/room-hire-ark-t

Or get in touch with one of our centres directly

Call The Venue on 01865 772 095 or Ark-T Centre on 01865 396778.