Drop In Space

Space for hire at Sunny Bank Mills

We offer project, maker and printmaking spaces in our drop-in arts space in the Sunny Bank Mills studios. We also have exhibition and event spaces perfect for short term creative projects including pop-up exhibitions and filming.

Drop In Spaces

For when the kitchen table isn’t big enough, you just need to get out of the house, or you want to be with and around other creative beings, we have project and maker spaces including textile printing and weaving facilities to hire from half a day or longer.

We also have spaces to hire for self-led exhibitions, projects and photography and film work. See here for more details.

Perfect for:

  • Running workshops
  • Projects
  • Makers and artists who don’t have the space at home
  • New graduates looking to do continue/progress their practice but reluctant to take on the cost of a studio

Exhibition and Event Spaces

Perfect for:

  • Pop-up exhibitions
  • Creative events
  • Filming
  • And so much more! Let the spaces inspire you.

The spaces

Spinning Mill Studios

  • Drop in project space. For workshops, painting and creative projects. Facilities include 3 x tables 3ft x 8ft (sitting); 1 table 4ft x 8ft (standing), sink.
  • Textile Area: Facilities include: 1 x cutting/workshop table (6ft 6” x 12ft), 1 x Ironing/Cutting Table, 1 x Brother industrial sewing machine, 1 x Brother Over locker, 1 x soft bed screen printing table (5ftx10ft), wash out trough, irons, hairdryers.
  • There are a number of screens/squeegees/ binder, pigment, printing inks and rollers and papers that can be hired/purchased.
  • Limited storage space
  • We also have a raku kiln which is outside Red Lane Mill. This can be hired on a individual basis or for workshops.
Spinning Mill Studios art equipment Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds.

1st floor 1912 mill

A 7550sqft impressive open plan mill interior, exposed brickwork with a central row of twin columns, ceiling beams and a section of feature timber floor. Read more here.

Used by us for our art markets, there is a bar/cafe and seating area, electricity and wifi. Great for super big sculptural or art projects.

weaving shed

  • Weaving Area. Facilities include 6 George Wood hand looms, warping trees, shuttles and bobbins.
  • There is also a drop in space with 2 tables 8ft x 4ft that can be hired out for textile-based workshops or short projects.
  • We have a selection of yarn for purchase too.
Twisting Gallery Studios Sunny Bank Mills

Booking and access details

  • General access to studios: 9 am – 5 pm, Tuesday – Friday; 9.30 am – 4pm, Saturday; 9.30am – 4pm, Sunday. Keys for Sunday hire need to be picked up from the Art Gallery on the Saturday before if access is required before 11.30 am on any Sunday.


  • All spaces and workshops must be booked through the Gallery. Either call in at the Gallery shop, phone us on 01134267368 or email [email protected].

  • There are no membership fees; you simply pay for the time you use.

    Our maker spaces are also available to hire for artists/makers running workshops and courses.

    We offer discounts to students and graduates up to two years post-qualification.

    For corporate hire, group or team workshops, please contact us on the email below.

    To visit first/pop in for a look contact us at [email protected]


    All prices include vat  TEXTILE SCREEN PRINTING   TEXTILE DROP IN  


      Spinning Mill   Spinning Mill   Spinning Mill  Red Lane Mill 
    WORKSHOP HIRE         
    Half Day  £45  £40  £40  £40 
    Full Day  £80  £75  £75  £75 
    Weekend  £120  £100  £100  £100 
    Half Day  £20  £10  £10  £10 
    Full Day  £40  £20  £15  £20 
    Week   £60  £50  £45  £50 
    STUDENT /GRADUATE (Up to 2 yrs pg)         
    Half Day  £15  £10  £10 £10 
    Full Day  £30  £15  £15 £15 
    Week  £48  £30  £30  £30 
      LOOM HIRE       
    Weaving Shed    £60 per week    £15 a day + £10 a day materials      
    Weaving Shed Space Hire See Spinning Mill project space prices above      
    PRINT TECHNICIAN SUPPORT   Email [email protected]  for more information