Meeting & Facility Hire

Why You Should Choose CYZ

The best part about using us is that, as CYZ is a registered charity (no. 1134974) and non-profit organsiation, all profit from venue hire is reinvested back into CYZ to support our work with over 1000 young people in Carlisle every week.

Get in touch on 01228 516280 or email for further information!

What Spaces Can We Offer?

Our spaces range from a small meeting room for 2-4 people, a Board Room for up to 14, to a Diner, a fully equipped gym, sensory room and rec area with pool tables. We believe there is no where else in Carlisle will you find all these spaces under one roof.

Carlisle Youth Zone has a unique and flexible array of spaces and rooms to hire. We can cater for meetings or events for anything from 2 people up to 200 people for a special event. The best way to see how we can help meet your needs is to get in touch or pop in to see us.

The River Eden room is located just off our reception area, and is ideal for 1:1 meetings, but can accommodate up to 4 people.

There are 4 comfortable single seater sofas, a coffee table, and there is also a desk in the corner with a chair, where documents or laptops etc. could be placed.

A large window provides lots of natural light and can be opened for ventilation

Guest Wi-Fi is available at CYZ

Located in the rec area, just past reception, the Armstrong Watson room is suitable for around 8-10 people seated around a central desk. Each desk is individual, so if needed can be rearranged into individual desks, or smaller clusters.

Plenty of table space is available for each person to use for laptops, documents or paperwork. Power outlets are also available for laptop computers or projectors. Guest Wi-Fi is available at CYZ.

The lounge has recently been refurbished by DSD construction to bring it up to the same amazing standard as the rest of our building. It is located opposite the Armstrong Watson room, just beyond reception and is a room with hair and beauty in mind, but it is also suitable for 1:1 mentoring if this informal setting would be more comfortable than a regular mentoring room such as our Eden or FMGS room.

Our FMGS room is similar in size to the Eden Room, and is located next to the sensory room, not too far from reception. There are 4 comfortable single seater sofas, a coffee table, and there is also a desk in the corner with a chair, where documents or laptops etc. could be placed.

Guest WiFi is available at CYZ.

Our amazing sensory room comprises of a variety of coloured lights, fibre optics and an interactive floor. This large, open space has beanbags, a soft flooring area and a Bluetooth sound system for sounds or music of your choice.

4 single seater sofas are also available for parents / carers to use.

Families can book a slot in the daytime for 1 hour sessions Monday – Friday at an extremely competitive rate. Please give us a call to enquire on availability.

In our rec area, just off reception, we have two pool tables, table football tables and games consoles. Small groups are able to hire this area.

Many people find it as a good area for informal chats, for example, during a mentoring or counselling session.

As this is in our open plan area, there is limited space for any equipment or possessions you may bring, but coat hooks are available and there are nearby seating areas and booth tables which you are able to use.

Our ‘blue rec’ area as we like to call it is a large, open space with a privacy curtain that can be pulled around. Natural light is plentiful thanks to the large walls of windows, and overhead lighting is also in place. It is located on our ground floor, and has endless possibilities for use.

Tables and chairs can be set out for conferences, training, or large meetings, but there is also plenty of space meaning that sports equipment (badminton nets, indoor football or tennis nets, parachutes etc) can be set out.

The floor is of a slightly softer material than the rest of our rec area, which makes it ideal for sports or training, such as first aid, where there may be a need to spend time on the floor.

This space is used extensively during our club hours for challenges, sports, competitions etc., but is also frequently by schools for lessons, and conferences or training by companies during the day.

This large room conveniently has two doors – one directly off the reception area, and one from the main rec area, providing easy access. The dance and drama room is suitable for larger meetings, presentations, open days and training courses – as well as dance / drama practice. It has a large mirror and soft floor, but can be set up with tables and chairs.

A sliding door which can be opened to outside ensures fresh air and light is plentiful.

Guest Wi-Fi is available at CYZ.

Our large, fully equipped and air-conditioned gym is available for hire during the day time. This is a favourite among schools and other youth organisations, but could also be used by companies looking for a bit of a different setting for a staff team-building or training day. We have several treadmills, bikes, and cross trainers, an array of weight machines, free weights and rowing machines. TVs are installed to provide background music or something to watch, and with headphones, some of the cardio machines are able to give the user a personal TV.

It is essential there is a suitably qualified person overseeing your group for their time in the gym. The easiest way to ensure this is for you to include a gym instructor in your hire package – and we will be able to provide a fully qualified gym instructor who is also trained in first aid.

The board room comfortably holds up to 16 people and is fully air conditioned and has a projector/screen for presentations. A flipchart / whiteboard or a TV is available on request. Alternatively, it could be used as a break out room if used with other facilities.

What Do Our Spaces Look Like?

You can view our interactive tour below. Look around by dragging the picture with your mouse or finger, and move rooms by clicking on the buttons in the doorways.

If you like what you see, and would like to have a tour in person, please feel free to call down and we can show you around! We are open Monday to Friday from 9am, and Saturday from 10am

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About Carlisle Youth zone

Carlisle Youth Zone is a safe and fun environment where the potential of young people is developed and fulfilled. We are open 6 night a week and during school holidays we run our successful Holiday Club.