About us

The venue 

The Venue is a community centre with rooms to hire, events to attend and classes to join.

Our rooms are suitable for a range of activities including meetings, lectures, socials, children’s birthday parties and classes.

We are located in the heart of Cowley, opposite Templar’s Square shopping centre with direct bus routes to the city and rail station.

The centre is managed by Ark-T, a community arts charity based at The Venue and the Ark-T Centre (on the other side of Templar’s Square).

Every time you book a room you are supporting the work that Ark-T does in the community: Projects like these!

creativity changes lives 

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Ark-T is an Oxford arts charity that uses the powers of creativity and human connection to change lives and inspire community driven social change. We co-produce outstanding community art through projects that increase wellbeing, champion inclusion and cultivate diverse leadership.

Alongside our projects, we host a diverse and exciting programme of events and classes, and the Ark-T Centre also has rooms for hire.

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