Sun Street Community Hub

Sun Street Youth and Comunity Centre - front view

Sun Street has been recently refurbished and is the home of East Reading Children’s Centre including, activities for children, access to Health Visitors and Maternity Services

The venue comprises of a spacious hall along with several smaller meeting rooms which are available to hire to members of the Community.

How to find us

Sun Street Community Hub 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.


Please note: there is a designated carpark on site accessed via a secure barrier

Hiring this venue

Please not the building must be closed by 9.30pm 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.

Non charity rate:

  • Hall £32 per hour
  • Kennet Room £11.40 per hour
  • Rupert Room £11.40 per hour
  • Avon Room £11.40 per hour

Charity/not for profit, RBC and BFfC rate:

  • Hall £18.50 per hour
  • Kennet Room £7.40 per hour
  • Rupert Room £7.40 per hour
  • Avon Room £7.40 per hour

One of hires will be subject to a fee of £25.00 plus VAT to allow for the security company to open and close the building.  On public bank holidays these fees is doubled.’  These hires will also be subject to a £100 booking deposit which is refundable providing the building is left as per our terms and conditions.

All groups and organisations will be required to provide a copy of their public liability insurance.  Private hires will be charged an additional 11% to covered by the Reading Borough Council policy.

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.

Last updated on 05/04/2024