Welcome to King Street Studios

We’re very excited to announce that King Street Studios’ doors are open once again for general bookings and activities.

We look forward to carefully welcoming back our regular groups and welcoming new ones to our hall and meeting room spaces.

This page contains an outline on safe use of the studio’s spaces in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, what we’ve done to prepare for reopening and what we recommend groups do, along with answers to a few frequently asked questions.

What we’re doing

To keep everyone safe against the COVID-19 virus, we’re working hard every day to ensure that the latest government guidelines are being met and that you have the information and resources you need to minimise risk for your groups and attendees.

Before reopening the studio on August 3rd, and in addition to our regular cleaning schedule including high touch points, the building has been cleaned by an external company using the recommended electrostatic decontamination process.

  • Signage has been placed throughout the building to remind visitors to keep themselves and others safe, reminding everyone of the importance of handwashing, social distancing and the use of tissues
  • Markings at regular intervals has be placed in the halls to make distancing easier. After much thought and discussion, the decision not to mark out the hall was made as it would interfere with cleaning and maintenance. However, a set of colourful markers has been made available to help

Visits to the Studio for event planning are welcome, but where possible we encourage everyone to familiarise themselves with the space using our ‘virtual tour’ by following this link: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=DCDSU8DJehF

Don’t forget that King Street Studios is also full of amazing equipment that can you use to live stream or record your event while social distancing guidelines are in effect. Just get in touch with the office to find out how we can help.

First steps after booking

As King Street Studios is a ‘dry hire’ venue, it is the responsibility of the user or hirer to manage the risks arising from their activities. You will be asked to complete a simple risk assessment prior to the start of your session(s). Help and templates are available

We will also ask you to upload a ‘Track & Trace’ document to our Dropbox , containg the contact details of session attendees. Details will only be held for 30 days after an event.

We ask that groups take note of the recommendations on the next few pages to see what is expected of them during their time in the building to protect their attendees and those of subsequent groups.

  • Create an understanding that anyone showing any signs of illness do not come into the studios.
  • Take temperatures of the people attending your sessions as they enter the building.
  • Bring bin-bags for the collection of any waste generated by your groups and remove this after your session.
  • Bring hand sanitiser for use by your groups
  • Wear PPE as appropriate for your activities.
  • Supply their own crockery as required and to take these away with them after the session finishes.
  • All surfaces (such as tables in the hall) used to be wiped down after use.
  • Bring cleaning materials for use in the toilets following your session and ensure you comply with COSHH regulations.
  • open windows were possible to aid ventilation in the building


The kitchen will be unavailable to general groups until further no- tice. For those with access we recommend that only one person to be in the kitchen at a time, unless members of the same household or isolating together.

Further resources for safe use of community spaces

https://www.mia-uk.org/write/MediaUploads/Roadmap_to_reopening_ and_operating_safely_(Version_2)_2020.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-cov- id-19/providers-of-grassroots-sport-and-gym-leisure-facilities

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for- the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities/covid-19-guidance- for-the-safe-use-of-multi-purpose-community-facilities