Here at the Old Press we have a beautiful building with a number of spaces available for hire and rental for a variety of needs including art studios, art gallery and workshop space. If you would like more information about renting or hiring any of our spaces please contact: 


Our gallery provides an opportunity for local artists to exhibit and market their work to the public.  

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The Old Press Gallery is also a perfect and individual venue for a private function, event or exhibition.

Interested in exhibiting or hiring the space for an event - contact us.   

 Art Studios

The Old Press is a beautiful arts hub in St Austell, Cornwall and we are always on the lookout for new residents. If you are an artist or creative and are looking for a studio space then the Old Press is a great place to work and create. The building has a darkroom, kiln and gallery space available for all occupants and as part of being a resident there is the possibility for further business development and opportunities for work on funded projects if this is of interest. All spaces are cost price with all bills and internet included. 


The Old Press Community Classroom is available to hire.

Our purpose built classroom is available to host workshops, events and courses. It is possible to use it as a 'drop in studio' and you can welcome groups of up to 15. We are able to provide tables and chairs and assist you in marketing your sessions as part of our programme.

Facilities include; Darkroom, sink, drying cupboard and tea & coffee station.  

We charge a rate for Creative Industries and a professional rate:

Creative Industries Rate: £20 for a single session, £35 for a double session

Professional Rate: £35 for a single session, £50 for a double session

Bookable slots are: 8.30 - 12.30; 13.00 - 17.00; and 17.00 - 21.00

Other spaces within our building may also be available for hire by arrangement. 

Contact us to discuss your requirements.