Showroom Workstation is a unique cultural hub – one of Europe’s largest independent cinemas paired with the longest-running creative business centre in the city- housed in a converted 1930s car showroom next to the railway station in Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter.
The four-screen Showroom cinema presents a varied programme of films from around the world, from contemporary film to classic cinema and is proud to screen a diverse original programme, relevant to its local and regional audiences. Showroom Café Bar serves a locally-sourced seasonal menu throughout the day and evening and is host to a range of events throughout the year.
The Workstation Creative Business Centre is home to a thriving community of over 50 digital and creative companies, ranging from App developers to theatre production companies. Spaces are also available to hire within the Showroom and Workstation for weddings, parties, conferences and meetings.
Showroom Workstation won Best Newcomer Award at the Yorkshire and the Humber final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2015 and currently offers Apprenticeship placements across all areas of the business including marketing, film programming, conferencing, finance, buildings maintenance and catering. They also provide additional pastoral support to help with the transition into full-time work and mentoring to improve long term employability prospects once their apprentices have completed their placements.
Showroom Workstation is the Hub Lead Organisation for Film Hub North, part of the BFI’s UK-wide Film Audience Network which aims to boost film audiences for specialised and independent British film across the UK. Showroom Workstation provides cultural leadership and coordination for specialised and independent British film exhibition for the North of England.
The Showroom enjoys partnerships with both of the city’s Universities and hosts a range of festivals and events including Celluloid Screams Horror Festival, Off the Shelf, Sensoria Festival, the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest.