Exhibition space from cafe balcony


The Café space has a light, airy, contemporary feel with three main walls at ground level and one at mezzanine level known as "the gallery". These can be hired out individually, or for maximum impact you can make the venue entirely your own.

Detail of exhibition spaceHow long does an exhibition last for?

Exhibitions usually run for a two week period. When hiring the whole venue we offer complementary hire of the café for one weekday evening (Monday-Thursday, 6.30 – 8.30pm) for a private view. This is an opportunity for artists to invite their families, fans, media partners and new potential buyers to come and look at their work. We invite a select group of the “Michaelhouse Friends” to these events.

Do I have to be a professional artist?

Not at all. Michaelhouse welcomes submissions from self-taught artists from all walks of life. Some of our artists have exhibited here for the first time, while others have exhibited professionally on an international scale.  Some exhibitions are part of a final year in study from schools or colleges.

Become a Co-operative

Link up with one or two other artists and hire the space together, reducing your individual costs and increasing the audience.

How will people know about my exhibition?

The Michaelhouse Centre displays posters outside the building on our railings and inside the foyer on our noticeboard. We also have a space in the foyer for artists to include more about their work and a price list.

Exhibitions are publicised in our monthly newsletter, available online and sent out to our membership base, the Friends of Michaelhouse and on this site. Printed copies are also on display and available in the foyer. If you would like to receive updates on our news and events please send us an e-mail.

The Michaelhouse Centre has a Facebook page. We encourage clients to share information about their event on social media. We also put information about their exhibition on several key online sites  – Cambridge Local Secrets, Cambridge News and Cambridge What’s On.




Christina Grant, Assistant Manager

01223 309 167

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