A warm and welcoming entry to The Proud Place, the Community Lounge on our ground floor is the heart of the building. A place for visitors to have a hot drink after a drop-in session, or young people to meet before heading upstairs for one of our youth groups. The large bright windows let the light shine into a spacious lounge area. The movable wall allows the space to be changed to suit the needs of different groups, creating a more intimate room at the back of the building for anything from meetings to board game afternoons.
The Community Lounge also contains our LGBT+ library, a cosy nook for reading, reflection and learning more about Manchester’s LGBT+ history.
How to book this space
All bookings must be made at least seven working days in advance of the intended booking date.
To book a room (or to check availability) at The Proud Place, scroll to the calendar at the bottom of the page and find your desired date and time. For extra guidance on how to use the calendar, please view the video below. Once a booking is made you’ll receive an automatic email from our bookings system Skedda, but please wait until you have received a secondary confirmation directly from our team which officially confirms your booking. The Proud Place team is a small team who work part-time across the week so will need to confirm that a staff member can be present to facilitate your booking.
Please ensure that when you book, you are booking in sufficient time before and after your event for you to set up the space as you require, as well as for you to have enough time to clear up and reset the space to how you found it. Make sure that the contact email used for the booking is a person attending the booking and cc them into any emails with this email address.
See the ‘Out Of Hours’ section below if you are unable to book the time you want via our website as explained above.
Please note, The Proud Place is an LGBT+ Centre that also houses The Proud Trust offices, so please be mindful to use gender-neutral language when attending your booking as well as introducing yourself to new people with your pronouns and asking them for theirs! The Making Spaces Inclusive page on our website explains more about using inclusive language. If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to ask us!
If you have other questions or for any specific booking enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org.