Sun Street Youth and Community Centre

Sun Street Youth and Comunity Centre - front view

Temporary closure

Sun Street Community Centre will be closed from 24th November 2019. Your new improved centre will re-open in June 2020. 

You can access BFfC Children’s Centre activities at Central Library. See the full line up of activities on Facebook

When it re-opens, Sun Street will continue to offer all of its popular services, as well as Children’s Centre programmes, adult learning, crèche provision and other community activities, supporting people of all ages.

The project to renovate Sun Street will result in additional community space and a more comprehensive range of Children’s Centre services delivered by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC).

The extensive internal alterations will create rooms for health visiting, maternity services seven days a week, a new office and extra children’s play areas.

Other improvements will include a new play garden, refurbished toilets, new storage areas, better heating and improved kitchen facilities.

Improvements will also be made to the car park and an outdoor tap will be installed for the community garden. 

We have carefully designed all the changes to create a centre fit for the purpose of the local community.

How to find us

Sun Street Centre is situation in East Reading just off Cemetery Junction and is easily accessible from the centre of Reading (approximately 10  minutes by bus). The nearest bus routes are: Number 13, 14 & 17 which provide a regular service throughout the day. The Number 17 offers a 24/7 service. The bus stop you need to use is called Cemetery Junction.

Hiring this venue

Please not the building must be closed by 9pm each day.

The person hiring this venue must be at least 21 years of age and we may ask for evidence of age. The Hall holds 100 people (standing) or 70 people (sitting). The Kennet room holds 20 people, the Rupert room holds 9 people and the Avon room holds 10 people

Please note all rooms have separate access.

You will need to pay a £100 deposit in accordance with the terms and conditions below. The deposit is a separate charge from the private function rates of each room:

Business rate:

  • Hall £11.58 per hour
  • Kennet Room £5.12 per hour
  • Rupert Room £2.51 per hour
  • Avon Room £2.77 per hour
  • Kitchen £2.22 per hour

Charity and private function rate:

  • Hall £6.95 per hour
  • Kennet Room £3.21 per hour
  • Rupert Room £1.52 per hour
  • Avon Room £1.67 per hour
  • Kitchen £1.40 per hour

Voluntary linked to RBC rate:

  • Hall £6.03 per hour
  • Kennet Room £2.57 per hour
  • Rupert Room £1.52 per hour
  • Avon Room £1.67 per hour
  • Kitchen £1.12 per hour

You will be subject to a security fee of £25 + VAT per booking, or £50 + VAT for public and bank holidays.

For one-off bookings there is an additional charge of 11% on the hire cost for Public Liability Insurance.

This is a non-smoking building, including vaping and e-cigarettes. This includes the grounds of the property, smoking must be outside of the property.

Supporting information

Some events may need you to send in extra information. Please see the list below:

  • Evidence of Public Liability Insurance at a minimum indemnity of £5million
  • A copy of your safeguarding policy if you are running activities for people under 19
  • A food hygiene certificate if you plan to serve food to the public
  • If you are planning to sell alcohol at your event, you need to obtain a Temporary Events Notice
  • A copy of your adults safeguarding policy if you are running sessions which may have vulnerable adults attending

For further details or queries, please contact the Lettings Team who will be able to advise accordingly.

Make an enquiry

If you are interested in hiring the venue, please complete the Community centre hire enquiry form and a member of the Lettings Team will contact you within 72 hours.