Over the summer, the café bar will be open during public shows and events, and will be open for service one hour before advertised event start times (please refer to the What’s On section for details).
The cafe offers a simple service of tea, coffee, cakes and snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. We have a large grass area outside the building (including some outdoor seating) where visitors are welcome to linger and enjoy their refreshments, as well as seating and tables inside. There is level access to the cafe bar via a lift.
The café bar at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts is a beautiful, airy space, full of plants and natural light. The full-length windows open out onto a terrace and lawn outside, bathed in the evening light at sunset each day.
Interior designers Jeannine Inglis Hall and Gary Campbell have furnished the space with a distinctive combination of refurbished Basil Spence chairs mixed with bespoke oak tables (designed and fabricated by local designers Inglis Hall & Co) and mid-century sofas and armchairs. The bar itself is a beautiful curved concrete structure with a zinc top (also made by Inglis Hall & Co), created to chime with the original materials used in the building.
The beautiful plants in the cafe are chosen, arranged and cared for by Alive Sharville.
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