CADS South Yorkshire

Cultural centre

CADS was established in 2009 with the aim of providing affordable space for creative individuals, projects, small businesses and events in repurposed space across Sheffield and the wider region. In 2017 CADS also took on The Abbeydale Picture House, an iconic cinema built in 1920 which it has transformed into a multipurpose cultural centre hosting events from across the creative and cultural spectrum.

What makes the organisation unique?

CADS’ teams are experts in repurposing space for events and workspace.


Sheffield, England


  • Large Concert Hall (audience capacity: more than 300), Large Theatre (audience capacity: more than 200), Conference Room, Meeting Room, Workshop room, Artists Studio, Cinema, CafĂ© / Bar, Co-working Space, Multi-purpose Space

  • Research

  • Music, Theatre / Performance, Visual Arts, Architecture and Urbanism, Community and Relational Arts, Film, Entrepreneurship

  • Hosting organisations

  • Culture and Entertainment Building