The Alistair Conquer Studio

About this room

The Alistair Conquer Studio is a versatile space which can be used as a theatre, but is also available for seminars, training sessions and meetings, as well as being suitable for dance, drama rehearsals and workshops. 

The studio is situated on the ground floor of the 'Ropewalk' building at The College Street Centre. Access ramps are in place; they are well lit during hours of darkness.

There is a recently-refurbished accessible toilet, with baby-changing facilities, adjacent to the Studio.


The Studio has comfortable retractable seating for 66 people, but other styles of seating are available, such as cabaret or boardroom, if required. Please discuss your preferred seating arrangements at the time of booking.

When retractable seating is set out, a floor area of approximately 9m x 6m is available. When the seating is closed, the room measures 14m x 6.45m. There is a fixed data projector and screen within the Studio, together with a sound system.

The Studio can be presented as a dark space but there are large windows that can provide daylight if that is preferred.

The Alistair Conquer Studio is ideal for small-scale drama productions, presentations, performances and recitals.

For an additional fee our Theatre Technicians can provide technical support if needed (subject to availability).

Internet access


GovWifi allows staff and visitors in government organisations to connect and stay connected to a secure wifi service whilst they move from building to building. 

You will need to sign-up to this service in order to use WiFi internet at College Street Centre.

For more information about GovWifi and setting up your account please ask a member of staff or at reception.


We have vending machines providing snacks, hot beverages and cold drinks at reasonable prices. There is also a water dispenser (free of charge).

We are able to provide refreshments for meetings and training sessions, with a range of packages to meet clients' needs.


Although the Centre has limited catering facilities, our rooms are suitable for small social events, if an outside caterer of the client's choice is used. We are happy to encourage this. Please get in touch for details.

We are not licensed for the sale of alcohol, but it may be consumed on the premises if agreed in advance with the Centre's management, providing the Licensing Authority's rules are met.


The Centre comprises of two adjacent Victorian buildings; the College Street Building and the Ropewalk Building; the buildings are linked by ramped access, which is well lit during hours of darkness. Rooms 1, 2 and the Studio Theatre are situated on the ground floor. Other hireable rooms are upstairs, so may not be suitable for some customers who have mobility issues.

Please note that the doorway into Room 2 measures 76cm (30"), so that room may not be accessible to larger mobility scooters or wheelchairs. We do have a loan wheelchair which will pass through the doorway; customers are welcome to borrow that during their time at the Centre.

In each of the buildings there is an accessible toilet (with baby changing facilities). Those toilets were fully refurbished to a high standard in December 2015.

If you need advice about accessibility please contact us.


Parking at College Street Centre is incredibly limited. We therefore recommend if travelling by car to use either the on street parking or parking at the nearby NCP carpark.

Below is a map of Nottingham City on street parking locations and their respective zone fee structures. If viewing on mobile or tablet, please click here


For details, pricing and directions for nearby NCP carparks please click here.


Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not allowed anywhere on the premises, including The Courtyard and car park. Many of our visiting groups have children and young people present, so we ask for customers' support enforcing this rule.