The Studio is about 30ft x30ft ( 10x10 metres) and has a sprung wood strip floor. It is a self-contained space and operates independently of The Main Hall.
It is heated and has air conditioning.
It has a licensed capacity of up to 80 audience members. Among its many uses The Studio is particularly suited to dance and ‘Theatre in the Round’ events. There is picture hanging rail for art/photographic exhibitions.
It has audio, video and theatrical lighting facilities.
There is an upright piano in The Studio.
Level access to The Studio is via a side door, otherwise it is entered via the Main Entrance of RAC and through the bar.
The Craft Studio
The Craft Studio is in a separate building across a yard from the main building. The building dates from about 1850 and The Craft Studio was the house of a habitation, which included stables and a large wagon/carriage shed, on the site.
The ground floor is set up a pottery workshop including a potter’s wheel. There is an electric kiln in an adjacent building.
The upper floor is a long gallery, 16ft x24ft ( 5x7.5metres) with two roof lights making it particularly suited to art and painting activities. There is a sink with hot water and tea and coffee making facilities.
The space is heated by electric storage heaters.
There are two WCs on the ground floor.