Middle Child’s home is The Darley’s Arms, on the Thornton Estate in Hull. The building was formerly a pub and is owned by the Goodwin Development Trust, who remain one of Middle Child’s most important supporters and partners.

From mid-2018 Middle Child will have exclusive use of the entire building, with the intention of turning it into a creative hub for artists and residents living in Hull to use.

Rehearsal room

Hot desking space and library

Green Room

Hot desking

Hot desking is available for any local artist wishing to pop down with their laptop and work. We have space for 10 hot deskers on the ground floor, and five on the first floor.

Hot desking on the ground floor is free for infrequent users: i.e. on average, no more than one day a week. The space accessible is downstairs. We cannot guarantee that a desk will be available at all times. Use of the internet is included. Hours of use are the building’s core hours (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm).

The cost of a guaranteed hot desking space is £40 a month – this includes desk space on the ground floor or – coming soon – the first floor, plus use of the internet, use of the green room and use of hot drink facilities. Hours of use are unlimited between Monday and Friday, 10am to 5pm.

In-house companies

We have space for one in house company or collective once the upstairs offices and meeting room open in 2018. Access includes:

    • Exclusive use of one private office on the first floor. Room for up to five people, plus filing space.

    • Internet and electricity included.

    • Use of the first floor meeting room when available.

    • Use of the green room, including microwave and hot drink facilities.

    • Access to above Monday to Sunday, 8am – 10pm. A key will be provided.

The cost of use is £125 a month. Payment will be due one month in advance via BACS transfer and users may opt out at any point. In order to ensure as many users are given the chance to use the space as possible, places will be assigned for no longer than one year.

Rehearsal space

Our rehearsal room is available to book for companies in need of rehearsal space. Prices are as follows:

  • £25 a day, from Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm

  • £35 a day, where access is required outside of Middle Child business hours.

  • £100 a week, from Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm

  • £125 a week, where access is required outside of Middle Child business hours.

All packages above include use of the green room.

More details

For any questions, to view the space or to sign up, please contact or download the information pack below for further details.

Information Pack