Welcome to Currock Community Centre

About Us

Currock Community Centre was built in 1842 and is a beautiful Victorian and Grade II Listed Building. On 6 October 1934, it was handed over to be run as a community centre; it was one of the first community centres in England and the very first one of its kind in Carlisle.

We are located on Lediard Avenue in the heart of Currock; within walking distance of the City centre, a Stagecoach bus passes right by the door and we are 10 minutes from Carlisle Railway Station.

We are a hive of activity and offer a wide range of recreations to cover all ages from babies to seniors. Our groups focus on health and wellbeing, culture, education, social, support and good old fashion fun. We also offer rooms, offices and halls to hire.

Please also check our Facebook page for up to date groups and events.

Currock Community Centre is a COVID secure venue

Facilities

Currock Community Centre has numerous facilities available to hire for a range of activities.

We have free car parking, disabled access at ground floor level and wi-fi throughout the building.

We have a variety of rooms and halls (some with projectors), kitchen facilities, a cellar space for storage purposes or business propositions, and office space (either for one off meetings or semi/permanent business use) – all of which are available to hire for events, private functions, training, conferences etc.

Hot and cold buffets, together with refreshments can be provided to all groups. Please contact us with your requirements.

The Main Hall is our premier room with its feature windows and vaulted ceiling. It’s bright, airy and boasts its own adjacent kitchen facilities .

The main hall is a multi-functional room with an original sprung, polished floor (great for dance groups). Our new oak round tables and high quality chairs are available, with numerous seating combinations to suit your requirements. The hall can host up to 260 people (120 with tables and chairs) and opens up into gardens and yard area for external use.

We offer a warm and friendly atmosphere, together with refreshments and buffet service if required.

Room measurements: L 14.9m  W 9.13m

The hall can be used for numerous purposes:

  • Parties
  • Christenings
  • Weddings
  • Funerals
  • Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Training seminars
  • Sports groups
  • Fashion shows
  • Slide shows

The Main Hall provides the following equipment:

  • Ceiling mounted projector
  • Automatic screen
  • Loop hearing system
  • Black-out blinds
  • Air conditioning
  • Adjoining kitchen facilities

Please note some of the equipment may attract additional charges. To use the facilities, please contact the office to discuss your requirements.

Room Hire:

Commercial Rate: £20 per hour
Community Rate: £15.00 per hour
Out of hours surcharge: £20 per hour (not applicable to key holders)
Combined room and equipment charges can be negotiated.

The Small Hall is bright and airy with a vaulted ceiling, skylights and a polished wooden floor.

This multi-functional room is ideal for up to 60 people. Our new oak round tables and high quality chairs are available, with numerous seating combinations to suit your requirements.

The small hall has disabled access and its own disabled toilet facilities.

We offer a warm and friendly atmosphere, together with refreshments and buffet service if required.

Room measurements: L 9.45m  W 9.37m

Room Hire:

Commercial Rate: £17 per hour
Community Rate: £13.00 per hour
Out of hours surcharge: £20 per hour (not applicable to key holders)

The ground floor is a light airy room with exceptional views.

Situated on the ground floor and housed within the original Grade II Listed Building, the lounge is a multi-functional light airy room with exceptional views over the surrounding countryside. Ideal for up to 60 (seated 40) with numerous seating combinations to suit your requirements.

Multi-functional room offering:

  • Ceiling mounted projector
  • Pull-down screen
  • Small kitchen area with tea/coffee making facilities, together with flat surface area sufficient to house a small buffet. There is also a fridge for use.
  • Fully carpeted
  • New, high quality oak tables and comfortable chairs

There is full disabled access and disabled toilet facilities nearby.

We offer a warm and friendly atmosphere, together with refreshments and buffet service if required.
Room measurements: L 10.33m  W 5.34m

Room Hire:

Commercial Rate: £15 per hour
Community Rate: £12.00 per hour
Out of hours surcharge: £20 per hour (not applicable to key holders)
Combined room, equipment and refreshment charges can be negotiated.

The Jubilee Room is a 2nd floor light and airy room with great views.

Situated on the 2nd floor and housed within the original Grade II Listed Building, the Jubilee room is a multi-functional, light airy room with exceptional views over the surrounding countryside. Fully carpeted, new and high quality oak tables and comfortable chairs, ideal for up to 60 (seated 40) with numerous seating combinations to suit your requirements.

Small kitchen area with tea/coffee making facilities, together with flat surface area sufficient to house a small buffet.

We offer a warm and friendly atmosphere, together with refreshments and buffet service if required.

Room measurements: L 12.67m  W 4.84m

Room Hire:

Commercial Rate: £13 per hour
Community Rate: £11.00 per hour
Out of hours surcharge: £20 per hour (not applicable to key holders)

Currock Community Centre has Office Spaces available for let.

We have a variety of Office spaces available for ad hoc meetings or semi/permanent business hire. Can be let furnished or unfurnished. Recently refurbished to a high quality spec with original fireplaces and wi-fi available. Most rooms come with a view.

Please contact us to explore further.

Room Measurements L x W:
Room 2 3.42m x 3.48m
Room 3 4.23m x 4.42m
Room 4 3.70m x 4.43m
Room 5 2.70m x 2.48m
Room 6 3.84m x 3.50m

Room Hire:
Ad hoc – £12 per hour
Semi/permanent let – Negotiable dependent upon requirements.

Semi/permanent let to include:

  • CCTV, secure locking and access systems
  • Managed wi-fi across the building, together with secure access (if required)
  • Car park (with lighting) offering free parking, together with no disc street parking
  • Access to a shared kitchenette
  • Accessible building
  • A variety of rooms that can be hired and tailored to meet your extended business needs (training, meetings) to include projectors and screens, flip charts and induction loops.
  • Refreshments and buffet lunches are available on request.
  • Our Grade II Listed Building has exceptional views over the surrounding countryside and there are plenty of quick walks should you need a small break. It is within easy access to local shops and amenities, is within walking distance of the city centre, has good public transport links (with a bus stop right outside) and is only 10 minutes from Carlisle Railway Station.

Kitchens: one fully equipped, commercial kitchen central to the Center; and one smaller kitchen next to the main hall.

A smaller kitchen next to the Main Hall, together with serving hatch.

A fully equipped, commercial kitchen central to the whole building. Available for hire to prepare your event food or consideration will be given to a longer term business let.

Room Measurements L x W: 3.42m x 4.42m

Commercial Kitchen Features:

  • Gas cooker with 6 rings and double capacity oven
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Small Freezer
  • Stainless steel worktops
  • Stainless steel heating cabinet
  • Stainless steel hand wash sink
  • Stainless steel wash/drain sinks
  • Extraction Unit
  • Facilities for blue roll dispensing
  • Range of utensils and crockery for your convenience
  • Fire and First Aid facilities

Hot and Cold buffets can be provided. Please contact us with your requirements.

Kitchen Hire:
Negotiable dependent upon requirements.

Equipment:

Flipchart hire
Screen and projector hire
Laminating
Photocopying

Please contact us for prices.

Room Hire

Main Hall
Commercial Rates – £18.00ph
Charitable Rates – £14.00ph

Small Hall
Commercial Rates – £15.00ph
Charitable Rates – £13.00ph

Lounge
Commercial Rates – £13.00ph
Charitable Rates – £11.00ph

Jubilee
Commercial Rates – £12.00ph
Charitable Rates – £10.00ph

Main Kitchen
Commercial Rates – £10.00ph

Rooms 4-6
Commercial Rates – £12.00ph

Weekend surcharge – £12.00ph

Flipchart & Pens – £2.50

Projector – £5 per room

Tea / Coffee / Biscuits
£10.00 for up to 10 people
£20.00 for 10+ people

Activities

At Currock Community Centre we have a wide range of groups and activities that everyone can take part in.
You can find information about each by selecting them below.

Saturdays during term time 9.00am – 1.00pm.

ACT Kids – 9.00am – 10.00am ACT Juniors and Seniors – 10.00am – 1.00pm

Please contact info@acttheatre.co.uk for more information.

ACT Youth Theatre provides young people with a place to have fun while learning about the world of theatre. Based in Currock Community Centre in Carlisle and Penrith Rugby Club in Penrith we offer classes in acting, singing and dance for ages 8-18. As a family business, we aim to create a supportive environment in which our students can feel comfortable to explore their creative potential, building confidence and making new friends. The performing arts skills that our students will learn are a useful tool for everyday life: helping to develop social skills, public speaking, encouraging independence, team work and an awareness of others.

We are committed to raising the aspirations of our students and awakening their creative talent.

Each year we stage two shows: a full scale musical theatre production in summer and a christmas ACTstravagansa. This gives students opportunity to experience performing in a theatre environment, gaining knowledge and understanding of how a show is put together.

Art Group Jubilee – Wednesdays 1.00pm-3.00pm

A friendly freelance art group where artists create pictures practising all mediums. Please contact the Centre for further information.

Fridays from 5.30pm-7.00pm

Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months and eight years six months.

Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.

Some Beaver Scout Colonies also organise Sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres.

For further information, please contact: markyhampton@live.co.uk.

Tuesdays from 7.15pm-8.15pm and Thursdays from 7.15pm-8.15pm

https://bookwhen.com/bouncecarlisle

Bounce is the world’s leading mini trampoline fitness brand, founded in 2014 by Kimberlee Perry, brought to life with the main aim of making fitness fun and more accessible for everyone.

Routines are performed to banging tunes in a welcoming, motivating, environment. On a Thursday night, we encourage a social space where you can make friends or even bring your children along while you workout too – we’re proud to have pioneered the ‘child-friendly’ fitness movement and pride ourselves on operating an inclusive FUN FRIENDLY FIERCE nightclub vibe.

((BOUNCE)) improves weight loss up to 3 times faster than floor-based exercise due to the addition of gravity and g-force, it builds core strength quickly, is a cellular workout and detoxifies the body efficiently thanks to the lymphatic system being pumped as we jump. There’s oodles of scientific research on the health benefits of rebounding, but most impressively we’re aiming to lose over 700 calories per session, and have fun of course… that’s what trampolines were made for!

Tuesdays from 7.00pm–7.45pm

To book go to https://girlpowerfitness.net/

BoxFit Fun is a female only boxing inspired padwork class from Girl Power Fitness. A mix of Cardio and resistance improving fitness, confidence and strength.

Age 13+ (13-16 years must be accompanied by an adult).

For more info visit girlpowerfitness.net

Mondays & Wednesdays from 5.30pm-7.30pm

(up to date info will be on the Boxing group’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/currockhouseabc/)

Currock House Boxing Club has been running boxing classes for over 50 years. The centre itself has hosted boxing classes for over 80 years. The Club offers a range of classes from circuit training, women’s boxing & 1-2-1 training. Why not come and give it a go, even if it’s just to keep fit!

For further information, please contact garviechabc@gmail.com.

Tuesdays from 6.00pm–6.45pm

To book go to https://girlpowerfitness.net/

Clubbercise is a fun adult dance fitness workout taught in the dark to 90s and 00s music. The class is suitable for complete beginners with no dance experience to keen exercisers. We welcome all shapes, sizes, abilities and fitness levels. Age 16+

For more info visit girlpowerfitness.net
Or Clubbercise Carlisle with Aleasha on Facebook.

Mondays from 4.45pm-6.15pm

Scouting is one of the great success stories of the last 100 years. From an experimental camp for 20 boys on Brownsea island in 1907, it has spread to 216 countries and territories, with an estimated 28 million members.

Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a ‘look-in’. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys.

Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.

Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.

For further information, please contact: markyhampton@live.co.uk.

Wednesdays from 7.00pm–9.00pm

Ringcraft training only – ringcraft is the training of both handler and dog to be ready for the showring. It takes dedicated practice to build the skills and rapport that are necessary. This group will give you all the experience you need to help you improve your ring craft skills whilst having a lot of fun along the way. We will show you how to improve your handling skills and how to present your dog in the best way possible. You will work together, improve together and build a special rapport together. You will both enjoy the training and your dog will want to partake for you. It will also be an important part of socialising your dog and getting it used to interacting with different people and other dogs. It will learn how to behave in the show ring and make it confident in accepting examination by a judge.

Our training will benefit novice and experienced show exhibitors alike and will provide you with a thorough training basis for both you and your dog, whether you actually show or not!

For further information, please contact: siobhanpower1988@hotmail.co.uk.

Mondays from 7.45pm-8.45pm

For further information, please contact: jowilson81@yahoo.co.uk.

Pre-arranged Thursdays from 1.30pm-2.15pm

(To be booked in advance)

Our local historian delivers illustrated history talks to include local areas, war memorials, changing face of Carlisle, costumes through the ages, pandemics, workhouses, local sport, Gretna Green, railway disasters, days to the seaside, cinema and much more.

For further information, please contact the Centre or watch our facebook page for future dates.

Pre-arranged during some school holidays

(To be booked in advance)

Our holiday club is all inclusive and covers an age range of 5-11 years old. We are booked to capacity year on year as we entertain children in a safe and fun environment, both within the Centre and externally on day trips. Please contact us or watch Facebook for further information.

For further information, please contact the Centre.

Mondays from 6.45pm-8.00pm

Nourish Yoga: nourish yourself with welcoming and supportive pregnancy, postnatal and women’s yoga.

A mixed ability class of gentle yoga exercises to help rebuild and develop strength, flexibility and confidence. All class participants are supported throughout the class and all exercises can be modified to suit any ability.

To book: Nourishyogal@gmail.com / Tel: 07885227509
See Nourish Yoga on FB

Tuesdays from 9.45am to 11:00am

Nourish Yoga: nourish yourself with welcoming and supportive pregnancy, postnatal and women’s yoga.

These classes are a brilliant way to spend quality time with baby, whilst also focusing on your own changing body. These classes are a lovely way to connect with other new mums, but are very chilled (yoga duh!) and include some lying down.

To book: Nourishyogal@gmail.com / Tel: 07885227509
See Nourish Yoga on FB

Tuesdays from 9.30 am–11.00am for 0-5 years

Let your little ones enjoy our fabulous variety of toys whilst you enjoy a social with the other mams, dads, grandparents and carers. A snack and drink is included for the little people. Adults can purchase refreshments too. This really is a special group and a warm welcome awaits you.

Fridays from 7.30pm-9.00pm

Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an estimated 28 million members worldwide, and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting. An increase in adult volunteers means that more and more young people are now able to take part in their own big adventure.

Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.

Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.

For further information, please contact: markyhampton@live.co.uk.

Mondays from 7.00pm–8.00pm

Please contact us at contactus@carlislesubaquaclub.co.uk for more information.

Carlisle Sub-Aqua Club (CSAC) has been in existence since 1964. With around 45 members, we are the largest and oldest Sub-Aqua Club in North Cumbria.

The Club meets on a Monday evening. Lectures are held at Currock House Community Centre – 7.00pm-8.00pm. Pool sessions are held at Trinity School Pool.

1st Monday of every month from 7.30pm-9.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays)

This group is part of the British Sugarcraft Guild. Established in 1981 by a group of enthusiastic cake decorators who shared a love for the art of sugarcraft and with the motto ‘my craft is my art’, the BSG was born. The BSG is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of cake decorating and sugarcraft.

The group consists of people who have an interest in making and decorating cakes, models and flowers etc. The monthly meetings are made up of a demonstration or workshop. The visiting demonstrators show the group many different techniques. There are also short courses and demonstration days in the area. Everyone is welcome.

If you are interested, please contact Pat Smith or Julie Mangan

Pat Smith

01228 526979 or 07787279470
patsmith2@btconnect.com

Julie Mangan

016977 46472

2nd Monday of every month from 1.30pm-3.30pm

A force to be reckoned with, Townswomen play a pivotal role in communicating important national issues to governmental bodies and the media. Since its inception in 1929, members have collectively voiced their concerns to change and improve the livelihoods of women, something that is still pursued as passionately as ever. Members offer each other support and stability in an increasingly fragmented society. Thousands of members across the country play an active role in their communities and work tirelessly to raise funds for a variety of causes. In addition, Townswomen are actively involved in a wide range of public affairs issues and effectively lobby local MPs to advance the well-being of society as a whole.

Alongside all this worthy and serious work, members nationwide have plenty of time for friendship and fun. Townswomen enjoy a huge range of recreational activities such as talks, social studies, hobbies, arts & crafts, competitions, socialising and organised trips.

So join today and become part of the camaraderie and friendship that goes with being a member of the Townswomen’s Guilds.

For further information, please contact: josietelford@sky.com

For further information, please contact the Centre.

Mondays from 11.00am-12noon

A warm and friendly gentle exercise class for U3A members only.

Tuesdays at 11.00am from Currock Community Centre

For further information, please contact the Centre.

Discover more of your local area, meet new people and enjoy being outdoors with this lovely, friendly group.

How long will the walk be? All walks are planned to take from half an hour to an hour – dependent upon participants’ fitness levels and requirements.

Walks start and end at Currock Community Centre followed by an optional social. £1 for refreshments (tea/coffee/juice/biscuits).

What should I wear? Dress appropriately for the weather and bring water. In adverse weather, everyone still meets for the social.

All walks are accessible, open and welcoming to all and are supported by

Walks are held over easy terrain and accessible to different abilities.

Supported by:

Wednesdays from 2.15pm-3.45pm (3.15pm – 3.45pm Social)

£3.50 per person payable weekly in advance (subject to change).

An all accessible exercise class for all abilities (from chair based to standing) with an emphasis on FUN & FRIENDSHIP. Exercise for an hour then enjoy a friendly social with tea/coffee and cake. All welcome.

Must be booked and paid for in advance. For further information, please contact the Centre or alternatively email info@currockcc.co.uk.

Monday–Friday from 8.30am–5.30pm

Fit2Work Ltd Occupational Health specialist in the provision of independent, impartial and informative occupational health services to businesses and organisations throughout Cumbria.

Established in 2003 Fit2Work Ltd has developed and grown and now undertakes all aspects of health and wellbeing in a range of organisations.

Based near Carlisle, Fit2Work Ltd is managed by Sally Baker who is a specialist Occupational Health Practitioner (SCPHN OH) with a vast experience. Sally is supported by a team of qualified practitioners and physicians who have many years experience and a wide knowledge base.

Our aim is to provide a ’no-nonsense’ service tailored to the specific requirements of the client, delivered either on-site, or at one of our consulting rooms throughout Cumbria.

Client sectors include Manufacturing, Education, Food industry, Country estates and Construction.

To arrange an initial visit to discuss your occupational health requirements, free of charge and without obligation, please contact Sally at: info@fit2work.co.uk or call 07796 015265.

Weekly Calendar

Club / Activity / Group When / Other Details Time
U3A Exercise Weekly 11.00-12.00
TWG 2nd Monday mth 13.30-15.30
Cubs Weekly 16.45-18.15
Boxing Check their FB 17.30-19.30
Pregnancy Yoga Weekly 18.45-20.00
Sub Aqua Weekly 19.00-20.00
Sugarcraft 1st Monday mth 19.30-21.30
Exercise Class Weekly 19.45-21.45
Club / Activity / Group When / Other Details Time
Rock Tots (0-5 yrs) Weekly 09.30-11.00
Mother & Baby Postnatal Yoga Weekly 09.45-11.00
Walking for Health Group/Social Weekly 11.00-12.00
Clubbercise Weekly 18.00-18.45
Boxfit Weekly 19.00-19.45
Bounce Weekly 19.15-20.15
Club / Activity / Group When / Other Details Time
Freelance art group Weekly 13.00-15.00
Young at Heart Exercise/Social Weekly 14.15-15.45
Boxing Check their FB 17.30-19.30
Dog Club Weekly 19.00-21.00
Club / Activity / Group When / Other Details Time
History Talks See FB 13.30-14.15
Bounce Weekly 19.15-20.15
Club / Activity / Group When / Other Details Time
Beavers Weekly 17.30-19.00
Scouts Weekly 19.30-21.00
Club / Activity / Group When / Other Details Time
ACT Theatre Class Weekly 9.00-13.00
ACT Theatre Class Weekly 10.00-13.00

Contact Us

Looking for information about a particular activity? Please feel free to send us an email or fill in our handy contact form. We aim to reply within 24 hours.

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Opening hours

Monday                                9.00-16.00
Tuesday                               9.00-16.00
Wednesday                          9.00-16.00
Thursday                              9.00-16.00
Friday                                   9.00-noon
Saturday                               CLOSED
Sunday                                  CLOSED

The Centre itself is open 24/7 for agreed use by all our keyholder user groups.