Welcome to ACE Space – the dedicated Arts, Community and Enterprise hub in the centre of Newbury.
Located a few minutes from the train station, and close to the high street, ACE Space’s spacious hall & bar are easy to access and easy to enjoy. We’re a low cost venue bringing more classes, functions and arts to the community. Whether that means you’ll be joining us for the most popular Open Mic night in town, hiring out the space to run the class or workshop you’re been dreaming about, or even volunteering with our vibrant cast of characters – frankly, we can’t wait to meet you.
ACE Space was created in 2008 after a local volunteer group took over the running of the former RAFA Social Club in St Nicolas Road, Newbury. Since 2008, this group has maintained and improved the whole site, making it a safe, welcoming and well-equipped space for numerous activities. The building is now used 7 days a week.
The building is owned by Greenham Common Trust and is leased to the ACE Space volunteer group (registered UK charity no.1137037 “ACE Space”). The aim of the charity is to benefit the local community through the provision of the building for a variety of appropriate uses.
ACE Space is located in St Nicholas Road, Newbury, RG14 5NG
Tel: 07905 590214.
An informal Committee headed by a small group of Trustees runs the Hall and is responsible for maintaining and improving the interior with GCT responsible for the exterior.
We are always looking to raise funds through hirings, events, donations and grant applications to cover maintenance costs and improvements, which currently includes plans to install all-access toilet facilities. We are very keen to hear from you if you are interested in supporting us in any way, whether through advice, hands-on volunteering, and/or for using the Hall for community, social, arts and business activities.
We hold regular open meetings to which all are welcome. Please get in touch with us for more information if you are interested.
History of ACE Space
ACE Space occupies the former RAFA Social Club in St Nicolas Road, Newbury, which was purpose built for RAFA in 1971. Another RAFA hall stood on the site since the 1940s.