Cellar Space


The cellar is available to hire for all kinds of community events and private parties and we love having lots of exciting things take place. Please note that we do not hire out the space for public music events as we carefully programme those in house (application details below) and hiring the space does not include use of the sound equipment unless specifically agreed in advance.

‘For profit’ events: £50 fee and a deposit of £50 will be taken and returned to you after the event. N.B All drinks must still be obtained from the bar.

Charity and ‘Not for profit’ events may be able to use the venue without charge. This is decided on a case by case basis. You will need to leave a refundable £50 deposit to secure your booking and incase of damages.

Please do get in touch with us to discuss your plans!



We are pleased to hire out our cellar space to musicians, and groups of all kinds for rehearsal purposes.

We can only offer this outside of opening hours so this need to be arranged in advance.

Please email: bookings@riverratrecords.com to book a session in advance.

Rates are £10 per hour for the space and £20 per hour if you are using the lights and sound equipment.



The Cellar Stage is programmed by musician Ruth Theodore and a small team at River Rat Records.  Headline acts are generally invited to play.  Anyone applying to be a headline act will need to have a national or strong local following.  If you aren’t quite ready for that yet, support slots are also available for those with something original to share, alternativey applying to the monthly folk club (details on seperate page) is another great way to get the opportunity to showcase your performance.

If you’d like to perform and want to get in touch please send a demo submission or link to your work via our facebook page for consideration. We will try to get back to everyone but the venue is growing ever more popular so please be patient.

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