The Old Fire Station has a number of rooms available to hire. Located within Carlisle City Centre the Old Fire Station is ideal for a variety of events.
McGrew’s Bistro is based on the ground floor within the main Old Fire Station building and is open during all the events. They offer snacks and a wide range of refreshments.
The Old Fire Station is based on Peter Street, Carlisle, Cumbria see the contact us page for further contact information. As the main event hall and McGrews are open plan based upon the ground floor with easy access from the street is accessible for people with disabilities. Visit www.discovercarlisle.co.uk for accommodation, maps, transport and parking information or call the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre on 01228 598596.
Our spacious first floor Parquet Room is ideal for private parties (it has its own pop up bar!), business meetings (a projector screen is available) or could even be used for exercise classes. The room is light and provides some great views of the city’s key landmarks. Well worth a look before you book.
Catering can be arranged by McGrew’s Bistro
Room Hire – The Parquet Room
70 seated (theatre style)
60 seated (round tables)
Room Hire Charge
The Parquet Room
Hourly Commercial/Private Rate
£20 + VAT
Hourly Charitable Group Rate
£15 + VAT
Full Day Commercial/Private Rate
£150 + VAT
Available through the day
9am – 5pm only
Full Day Charitable Group Rate
£100 + VAT
Evening Commercial/Private Rate
6pm – 11pm
Evening Charitable Group Rate
Since the Old Fire Station’s opening in May 2015, the first floor exhibition space has hosted a wide range of artwork. Now the OFS are proud to be hosts to a permanent gallery for "Carlisle Contemporary Arts" a collective of 10 Artists who create in the City.Why not combine a visit withrefreshments in McGrew’s Bistro
The ground floor Engine Room sits alongside McGrew’s Bistro and is a flexible space available for events and conferences of all types. Seating (and tables if required) are available and can be set up to meet your needs. A stage and podium are available, as well as lighting and a top range sound system. The Engine Room’s stained glass window provides a striking backdrop for any corporate event you have planned
Room Hire – The Engine Room
230 seated (theatre style)
The Engine Room (non-ticketed/non performance events)
½ Day (four hours) Commercial/Private Rate
£125 + VAT
½ Day (four hours) Charitable Group Rate
£80 + VAT
Full Day (eight hours) Commercial/Private Rate
£225 + VAT
Full Day (eight hours) Charitable Group Rate
£145 + VAT
£400 + VAT
£200 + VAT
The Engine Room (ticketed performance event)
Full Day/Evening Rate
30% Door Split
(net - after agreed costs)
9am – 11pm
Technical support/staffing costs are not included and are to be supplied by the promoter (subject to approval inc. confirmation of insurances, DBS clearance etc) or would be chargeable separately.
McGrew’s can be booked for evening private functions. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01228 817389.
With its relaxed feel and contemporary look McGrews Bistro can offer a wide range of catering options. Whether it’s the breakfast buffet or a sit down meal, McGrews will be on hand to ensure your catering needs are met and your event runs smoothly. All prices are inclusive of VAT
If you have any special dietary requirements or have something slightly different in mind just give us a call and we will happily talk things through with you. Tel: 01228 817 389
We have five offices available for commercial rental. Most are occupied, but if you’re interested in joining us at the Old Fire Station, please contact us. The room rates are listed on the attached Rooms Rates Hire document .
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