Friary Villas | 2-3 Friary Street | Derby | DE1 1JF | 07948 266652

Creative Space Bookings


Run a workshop, hold a meeting, or book in some well-deserved time on your own to work on your creative project.

Book a time and date to suit you by emailing us to arrange your workshop now!


Creative Space

Creative Space bookings in the studio. Adjacent to our working letterpress studio and separated by folding doors, is a flexible space that benefits from the gentle buzz of a creative environment.

If you’re looking for an inspirational place to work, the Creative Space is perfect for creative activities on your own or in small groups. It’s perfect for informal meetings, networking, talks, small parties (including children’s parties), creative activities and hot-desking.

The Creative Space is available to hire on an hourly or daily basis, with Wi-Fi and all other bills included. There are also kitchen and WC facilities at your disposal and in the summer months, it may be possible to spill out into the courtyard to the rear of the studio (subject to British weather!).

To fully appreciate the space and the flexibility that we offer, we recommend a visit.



Why not give someone a Creative Hour away from the work-at-home emails, kids and pets, chores, or just for a change of scene. Add a free gift card to your basket when placing order!


Check out our workshops here.




Arrange a time and date to visit the space, or book a slot by emailing us, then purchase this listing to complete your order. Gift vouchers are also available, just pop a free card in the basket as you’re checking out (or leave us a note).

  • Opening Hours are between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Out of Hours are between 5pm and 9pm, Monday to Friday


Check out our online diary here (it’s mostly up-to-date but sometimes we do forget!)


Need to Know

The main space is suitable for up to 6 people to meet, create and inspire.

— Creative atmosphere
— Free Wi-Fi
— Table and chairs are provided
— Ideal for up to 6 guests
— Morning, afternoon, evening or weekend slots available
— Central location and close to city centre car parks
— Tea and coffee making facilities
— WC
— Out of hours time slots subject to availability
— We are not open on Sundays
— Gift cards are available


The Creative Space is available to hire by the hour or by the day.

Please note that The Creative Space is not fully enclosed and we can be open to the public / working in the studios to the rear. However, exclusive hire is available. Please enquire.



Enjoy Your Stay

We don’t provide food but you’re most welcome to bring refreshments with you. Refreshments can be enjoyed in the Creative Space or our little courtyard during the warmer months.



Making a special trip to Derby?

There are many fantastic local places to eat, including Annie’s Burger Shack right next door, and stay so please get in touch for our recommendations!



About The Smallprint Co.

Hannah and Chris have brought their passion for print to the high street with their boutique studio close to the centre of Derby and its famous Cathedral Quarter. The team prints letterpress commissions for private clients and small businesses, facilitates workshops on and off site and produces a range of popular greetings cards for retail. A gallery is situated to the front of the studio which shows work by printmakers and workshop attendees alike. They welcome volunteers to the studio to help with cataloguing their expanding collection of type too, so get in touch if you fancy getting your hands inky!

Additional information

Opening Hours Time Slots

Opening Hours – 1 hour, Opening Hours – 2 hours, Opening Hours – 3 hours, Opening Hours – 4 hours, Opening Hours – 5 hours, Opening Hours – 6 hours, Opening Hours – 7 hours, Out of Hours – 1 hour, Out of Hours – 2 hours, Out of Hours – 3 hours


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