Heritage, Libraries and Arts (HLA) - room hire | Heritage, Libraries and Arts (HLA) - room hire | Oldham Council

If you are interested in hiring one of our venues, please ensure you have read and understood our HLA Room Hire Policy and agree to the terms, before completing the form.

Details of fees, space available and optional extras are listed here. Please make a note of the room you would like to hire and any additional services.

Event spaces and meeting room information

Basic Details

Additional Charged Services and Facilities

Room

Daytime Hire Fee (Per Hour)

Evening (after 5pm- 9pm) Hire Fee (per hour)

Maximum Capacity (variable according to layout)

Refreshments

Projector and Screen

Sound Engineer

Smart- board

Sensory Play Equipment

Flipchart paper and pens

Block bookings permitted (subject to availability)

Small Cinema (licensed film screenings)

Oldham Library Performance

Space

£25

£75

110

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Office 6

£12.50

£25

6

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Meeting

Room 2

£12.50

£25

10

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Gallery Education

Suite

£25

£60

80

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Galleries*

(per room)

n/a

£75

100

Yes*

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Creator

Space

£12.50

£25

8

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

 *subject to agreement with curators and artists on display.

NB: All additional charges and facilities must be booked minimum 21 days before the date of your booking. Layout capacities:

 

Raked Seating

Row Seating

Cabaret

(Multiple tables with chairs

around each)

Boardroom

(large central table or tables,

with chairs around)

Oldham Library Performance Space

80 + performers / Facilitators

100 + Performers / Facilitators

60 + Performers / Facilitators

30 + Performers / Facilitators

Gallery Education Suite

n/a

60 + Performers / Facilitators

40 + Performers / Facilitators

30 + Performers / Facilitators

Additional hireable equipment/services:

Equipment/Service

Description

Applicable Fees

Refreshments

Hot water urns, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, cups, paper towels and stirrers.

£10 for groups 10 people or less

£15 for groups 11-20 people

£20 for groups 21-30

£25 for groups 31+

Projector and Screen

Attach a laptop or portable device with HMDI or VGA port to project your presentations, films, and other audio-visual materials on to large screen for mass audience viewing. Speakers are also available upon request. HLA staff technician will set up and pack down the equipment for you.

 

£15 per event

Smartboard

Some rooms have Smartboard technology installed. Attach a laptop or portable device with HMDI or VGA port to project your presentations, films, and other audio-visual materials on to large screen for mass audience viewing. HLA staff technician will set up and pack down the equipment for you.

 

£15 per event

Sound and Lighting Technician

Our Performance Space is fully kitted out with a professional quality sound system and lighting rig. This equipment requires a professional operator. This would need to be booked separately and directly with our freelance operator.

Contact RoomHireHLA@oldham.gov.uk (and/or indicate on the booking form) to request a quote

Flipchart paper and pens

Flipchart paper supplied either on pads or on A-frames, with marker pens. (Agree on specifics at the time of booking)

£10 for 0-4 hours

£15 for 5+ hours

Sensory Play Equipment

The HLA portable Sensory Play unit, comprises fibre optic lights, mirrors, and colour-changing snow tube. Creates an amazing, interactive sensory play space that is ideal for Early Years development or people with sensory needs. Talk to HLA Staff at the time of booking for more information or to agree on details.

£15/hour

Small Cinema

As a registered Small Cinema venue, you can book an exclusive screening of a film of your choice (subject to availability), for an audience of up to 80 people. HLA staff technician will operate the screening equipment for the event.

£165 - £355 approx., depending on film choice, screening timing and venue hire location (within HLA room hire options).

Late Nights (after 9pm)

Events ending after 9pm.

Hourly rate plus additional costs calculated on a

case-by-case basis, to cover additional security and facilities management.

Concessionary Rates

Concessionary rates are available for Room Hire to the following organisations:

  • Registered Charities (with registered charity numbers)
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs)
  • Community Interest Company (CIC)
  • NHS
  • Oldham Council

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