Number 8 Venue

Our Venue

Number 8 is a fantastic purpose built venue with a 250 seat auditorium, changing rooms, a dance studio space, meeting room and coffee bar/gallery space. Space is available to hire for meetings, conferences and live events. For further details about hiring a space click here

Our Coffee Bar and Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Our evening bar is open one hour prior to screenings and events. For our Box Office opening times see our booking page.

See below for further details or contact Emma Bangham

The Auditorium
Number 8 has a 250 seat auditorium in theatre style with the stage area at ground level. The space is ideal to hire for live events, training seminars and conferences. Half the seating can be retracted making the space suitable for trade shows, exhibitions, craft fairs and training events.

The Abbey Room
Number 8’s attractive Abbey Room can accommodate up to sixteen seated around a table or up to twenty people theatre style or in the round for meetings and small-scale seminars. It is a private space with a pleasing view across to Pershore Abbey.

There is a variety of equipment available to hirers by arrangement including a flip chart, 50″ NEC Plasma Screen and a CD/DVD player.

The Abbey Room has an integral kitchenette with hot drink making facilities, and has an adjoining toilet.

The Courtyard Room
The Courtyard Room has a sprung floor, ballet bar and mirror wall. It is ideal for rehearsals, dance classes, fitness and leisure activities. It is also suitable for small-scale presentations for up to 40 people ‘end-on’.

The Foyer
Number 8’s foyer space has its own coffee bar serving hot and cold drinks and wonderful locally made cakes. The evening bar is fully licensed with a range of alcoholic drinks available. The Foyer is home to our art gallery and provides access to our craft exhibitions. It also features a small-scale performance space, suitable for live music, poetry/readings, or comedy nights.

Gallery & Craft Exhibitions
Number 8 programmes art exhibitions every three weeks and craft exhibitions every six weeks. The exhibitions and craft cases share a space within the busy coffee bar/foyer area which has a footfall of over 1,000 people per week.

It is the aim of the Number 8 gallery to promote high quality semi-professional and professional visual art work from within and beyond the county of Worcestershire. The gallery space also provides the local amateur visual arts community with an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work.

Admission to the exhibition space is free of charge.

Gallery & Craft Submissions
If you are interested in exhibiting your work at Number 8 please find further details here or contact the Programme Manager on