Venue hire

Showroom Workstation is a unique and very flexible venue with bags of charm and personality.

From weddings to business meetings, international festivals and conferences our experience is wide ranging and our commitment is to making your event work no matter how unusual, tricky or exacting your requirements.

Our cinemas are luxurious and will wow your guests with their pin sharp high definition projection and surround sound for your presentations and screenings. We can offer a range of neutral spaces for social and business activities, we can host a variety of training activities and we can host all types of business meetings.

Catering is provided in-house by a team of talented chefs led by the award-winning Jonathan Tite.

Showroom and Workstation is in ideal location for visitors to the city. It takes only a few minutes to walk from our building to taking your seat on the train and London is only just over 2 hours away.

Email us or call 0114 221 0239


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Meeting rooms

Conference Rooms 1 and 2 each accommodate up to 12 people. Conference room 1 is set as a board room, whilst room 2 can be arranged in different settings according to your requirements. Both light and airy rooms, they are ideal for meetings, interviews and training sessions. Included in your hire is an overhead projector, PC, fast broadband and interactive white board plus facilities for conference calling. Our meeting rooms can be equipped flip charts and pens and refreshments or more substantial catering can be provided in your room or in an adjacent space.

The Lounge & mezzanine

The Lounge is a neutral space which can be transformed into whatever your event requires. Add some decorations and it’s a reception for a wedding or birthday celebration, we use it for festival and networking events or our clients often hold training, discussion and presentation events here. Capable of seating 150 people theatre style, 100 cabaret or 30 boardroom, The Lounge boasts a large projection screen, in-built surround sound and black out blinds. A PC is provided which is connected to fast broadband and the room has access to free wif-fi. Lunch can be served in The Lounge or next door on The Mezzanine. The room even has its own on-street access making it ideal to transform into a market stall event or trade show!

Capacity - 150 theatre style / 100 cabaret / 30 boardroom

Showroom 5

John Kawalek with Summer School Participants

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Showroom 5 seats 65 theatre style and is a neutral space making it suitable for a wide range of events.  Being located in the Showroom building, it often serves as a breakout room and education space for schools and colleges. It is perfect for large meetings, product launches, workshops and conferences. The room also has black out blinds, has in-build overhead video projection so can be used for screenings. It has use of a PC connected to fast broadband and access to free wifi.

Cinema screens

Showroom's Cinema Screens

  • Cinema 4
  • cinema 3
  • Cinema 2
  • Cinema 1
  • DocFest-Crowd pitching
  • this is england premiere

Hire the Showroom’s luxury cinemas and make your event really stand out from the crowd! We offer four auditoria equipped with state-of-the-art film projection and Dolby Digital surround sound ranging in capacity from 82 - 282 (click on the pictures in the gallery, above, for a closer look). In addition to film screenings we offer auditoria for presentation and conference use and have the ability to hook up with external venues and presenters via broadband and satellite. Each screen can be equipped with a PC, lectern, microphones, stage furniture and our stages are lit with spotlights.

Each cinema has infra-red sound systems for the hearing impaired and designated wheelchair space as standard throughout. 



The café is an intimate venue perfect for hosting social events – from a hen do to a kids party! The café has its own bar and access to toilets so your event can be completely private.

We can arrange screenings and music for you in the room or you can combine your hire with a cinema screening for a unique event.

The café can house up to 100 people for a stand up cocktail style party or we can seat around 70 people cabaret style.

The room has lots of windows letting light flood in for daytime and summer evening events – or after dark, the atmosphere of the city all adds to the occasion!

Children's parties

Watch a great family film on Saturday afternoon at 1pm with popcorn and a soft drink on arrival. £6.50 per child.

Room Hire

Hire one of our bespoke rooms for a party after the film. Toddle off round the corner from your film into your very own private party where you and your little ones can dance, jive and play.

£50 for 2 hours room hire.


Order some tasty snacks and treats to top off the ultimate kid's party. Our buffet menus change with the seasons but a sample menu may include:

  •  Selection of closed sandwiches with various homemade fillings on freshly baked breads.
  •  Vegetable sticks with a selection of dips
  •  Baby Derbyshire pork sausages with BBQ dip
  •  Homemade potato wedges
  •  Fresh mozzarella & tomato pizza
  •  Fresh chicken fillets with a mild tomato salsa
  •  Salad selection
  • £5.95 per head

For more info or to book call 0114 221 0239, or send us an email


Showroom Workstation hosts all sorts of events including major conferences and festivals. You can hire multiple rooms which work together across the venue to accommodate several hundred people depending on the structure of your event.

Christmas 2015


Christmas Party Package

One course buffet and a DJ

Sun - Thu £19.95

Fri - Sat £24.95

Chestnut and orange stuffed turkey breast

Celeriac and apple slaw

Pigs in blankets

Pork sausage rolls

Spiced veggie rolls

Puff pastry roulade with goats’ cheese and cranberry

Roast potatoes

Dressed mixed salad

Mince pies

Premium Christmas Party Package

One course premium buffet, DJ and a drink on arrival

Sun - Thu £29.95

Fri - Sat £34.95

Chestnut and orange stuffed turkey breast

Celeriac and apple slaw

Vol-au-vent selection

Root veg crisps

Leek and Parma ham tart or Wensleydale,  leek and mustard tart

Pigs in blankets

Pork and rosemary sausage rolls

Spiced veggie rolls

Puff pastry roulade with goats’ cheese and cranberry

Thyme and garlic roast potatoes

Dressed mixed salad

Sliced yule log

Mince pies

Prices shown are per head.

Christmas set menu

£25 per head


Wild mushroom and chestnut velouté, lemon thyme croutons and fresh baked roll

Game terrine wrapped in pancetta, pear chutney, cranberry and port reduction on toast

Crust-less Yorkshire blue tart, pickled walnuts, celeriac purée and pear chutney

Mackerel cured in smoked salt, horseradish crème fraiche and pickled winter veg


Confit duck leg, sour cherry glaze, fondant potato, braised red cabbage, sautéed greens black cherry jus

Chicken supreme filled with wild mushroom mousse, parsley and lemon stuffing, herbed mash & classic winter veg

Beetroot, Wensleydale and cranberry slice, olive oil roast potato, sautéed greens, swede mash and roast veg and ale jus

Baked whole lemon sole, olive oil roast potato, sautéed greens, shallot rings and beurre noisette


White chocolate and ginger parfait, cardamon shortbread, crystallised ginger and lemon gel

Xmas pudding and apple strudel, crème Anglaise

Red wine steeped winter fruits, red wine sorbet, brandy snap tuile

3 cheeses, house crackers, chutney and fruit   

Talk to us about the options available for parties from 50 to 200 people. Call to book on 0114 221 0239 or email


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