Thank you to our crowdfunder supporters...

Over the course of the last 50 days, with your help, we have managed to raise £16,442 towards our efforts to restore and relaunch the Abbeydale Picture House. Our Crowdfunder campaign is still open as a donations-only landing page, and we are still gratefully receiving donations. Read a shout out to our supporters and some news about rewards here.

Relaunch the Abbeydale Picture House!

We are crowdfunding to renovate this amazing building and apply for a full premises license.
Tramlines 2017


Tramlines returns to CADS & T'Night Kitchen this weekend with a multitude of events to choose from. During the DAY, we have our annual Blues & Ale Stage which plays host to live bands such as, Downtown Roots, Do$ch and Vegas Six, to name a few, with real ales in the Courtyard to choose from whilst you enjoy the live music and have a 'Last Waltz in the Courtyard'. Here's the event link for more info and the event is FREE Friday & Saturday 6pm-11.30pm. For the NIGHT, CADS presents the ultimate after party until the early hours, hosted in the legendary Night Kitchen former club space. Showcasing local, as well as further afield, talent with DJs xxxy, O'Flynn, Deadbeat UK, Dr Cryptic, and a programme of experimental dance music from Hybrid Vigour and much, much more! Friday & Saturday 11.50pm onwards - have a closer look at the line ups and get your tickets from Party For The People here

Art Exhibition held in the Fly Tower of the ABBEYDALE PICTURE HOUSE

Sheffield Contemporary held an innovative art exhibition earlier this summer, through which they re-purposed the fly tower as a gallery and performance space and posted new video works from a range of national and international artists. Read the article here

Launch party for our new building EAGLE WORKS

As some of you may already know we will be moving away from our famed Smithfield site in Shalesmoor. This is where CADS begun and where we cherish many memories. However, onwards and upwards and we are now shifting our focus to the Abbeydale Picture House and Eagle Works! Continuing the spirit of CADS and continuing to support and nuture a vast array of studio holders from the creative industries.

We welcome you, your friends, colleagues and family to - The Eagle Works Launch Party!! We're very excited to show off our new space and give you an insight into things to come from this multipurpose complex in Attercliffe. Over the course of the evening we have on offer...


Earlier this year, CADS took a massive step and secured a 25 year lease on the iconic building that is The Abbeydale Picture House. Once at the forefront of popular screenings, this building sadly slipped into disuse and stood empty whilst new cinema complexes around the city became the new 'go to' places. However, this building still holds a fond place in Sheffielders' hearts and we are happy to be the people that can bring this building back up to the buzzing community venue, it once was, with lots to offer. After many hours of hard work, invaluable volunteers giving up their time, we have successfully held multiple events this year; from screenings to album launches, car boots to even a wedding!! YES YOU CAN LEGALLY GET MARRIED AT THE ABBEYDALE PICTURE HOUSE!! It's certainly been a busy time and we are looking forward to continuing the restoration work in this amazing building. We will shortly be commencing a crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds to continue with our work on the Abbeydale Picture House, so please watch this space - CADS is an almost entirely self-funded charity that strives to Provide, Support and Promote the creative industry in Sheffield but we need your help! 

OFFSET Creative Fest!

OFFSET Creative Festival is coming to Sheffield! And in the run up to the event, Sheffield City Council have been interviewing some local creative start-ups and hearing about their journey.

Recently our team member Sam here at CADS spoke about why Sheffield is so good for DIY initiatives and creative enterprise, how CADS has developed recently and what our plans are for the future.

You can read the full article here!

Eyre Street Studios becomes: The Cornerstone - A Creative Collective

An eco-system of creative and community enterprises, serving people and planet from Eyre Street, Sheffield.

Affordable, flexible space for start-ups and social projects.

Supporting creative re-imagination of disused space in Sheffield’s city-centre.


The Cornerstone Creative Collective is a community of creative enterprise operating out of the old Freeman College building in Sheffield’s city centre. The Cornerstone building has provided affordable space and enterprise support in the city-centre for start-ups, social projects and creative initiatives, providing the setting for a creative collective of the city’s most innovative new enterprises.

The complex and its constituent members work from a starting point of collaboration, mutual-support, social responsibility and a desire for change, and run services ranging from recycling food waste, to running creative enterprise workshops, to teaching method acting, to running street-food markets and public events.

Through multiple nascent and expanding projects operating simultaneously under one roof, The Cornerstone has enabled the cross-fertilisation of ideas, trade and demographics, to bring vibrancy into a dormant asset in Sheffield’s city-centre.


Members include: 

FoodHall - AALFY (Anything, Any way, Learning For You) - What U Up 2? - Jordan Roberts Design - Standby Method Acting - A Secret Show - Modular Moods / Lucky Lamps - Sallie Ashe Artist - Hive Design

Updates on Waverly House!

Our new building Waverly House has had a lick of paint by the amazing Rob Lee, a Space CADet of ours. We're continuing to develop the building and we're really excited about it all! Its great to see so many creatives and community enterprises moving into The Wicker building. Keep an eye out on our social media's for more updates and for more of Rob Lee's work check it out here: 


INFINITE WAR is the unique two month long exhibit by Richard Sides that is being held at our Eyre Street building!

Approaching his materials with a dark humour, Sides combines them with ephemera from his ever expanding archive of ‘stuff’ – texts, video, photographs, clippings, animations, music, paintings, lighting apparatus and kinetic sculptures!

This exhibit is open Tues – Sun from 12 till 5pm

For more information:

Make sure to go check out this exhibit over the next month, it's not one to miss!

I bet your wondering how you can combine early 1980's cheap video editing equipment with the political and economic tensions of the Thatcher/Reagan years....Well Scratch Video does just that!

Using pre-existing footage, recorded from television, or borrowed from other sources, multiple artist's have created collages of incongruous, sometimes clashing imagery, set to sound and music. The malleability of the VCR format liberated artists in a way often compared to the record-scratching of hip-hop – leading to the coining of the term ‘scratch video’.

This is a two month long exhibit being held at 156 Arundel Street

It is open Tuesday threw till Sunday, 12pm–5pm

SPACE CADETS OPPORTUNITY - Waverly House, The Wicker

20.01.16 - 28.02.16

We're currently at the beginnings of moving into a hugely exciting old building on The Wicker, called Waverly House, and are just starting the renovation work inside the building. However, while we carry this out there's rooms and rooms of free space, simply aching to be used and brought to life again.

To open up this old building to you all, and make the most of the building, we're looking for exciting new artistic and social projects to utilise the free space within Waverly House through our Space CADets programme! This availability of free space at Waverly House will run until the end of February 2016.

Visit our opportunities page to read more about the programme, download an application form, and tell us about the project you've got lined up:

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have!

CADS move into The Wicker with new multi-storey complex: Waverly House

Waverly House is a four storey building previously used for light industry and legal practice, which is now being transformed into a hub of creative enterprise, social projects and start-ups by CADS. It is a prospect we're extremely excited about, and we're welcoming people and organisations down to the site to explore the potential of the site.

Comprising 13,300 sqft over four floors, it features a combination of large rooms, smaller spaces, and open-plan floors. Parking, fibre-optic broadband, central heating and utilities are all included in the rental price, which varies according to the room type. 

Being just 5 minutes walk from the city centre, Waverley House is ideally poised to be at the centre of the Wicker’s immediate future, with the renovation process just beginning, there is huge potential for organisations and interested customers to shape the interior of the building, and be intimately involved in a transformational project in the heart of Sheffield.

Waverly House is set to be one of CADS biggest complexes, plugging into the already rich professional and creative networks that CADS has developed over its 6 years of operations in the city, to become a centre of change in the area.

To arrange a viewing of the premises, or if you have any questions about the project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Studios & Space Manager at

New Art On CADS Eyre Street!

The brilliant Rob Lee of The Night Kitchen fame has just done his latest mural on the garage shutter to our latest building at CADS Eyre Street in the city center. Such a great use of colors and a great eye catching design. If you wanna see more images of the artwork and also check out what other amazing stuff Rob has done, click the link below!

Roundabout Sleepout

Can you swap your bed for a sleeping bag to give Sheffield’s homeless young people a future? For just ONE night!’

On November 13th Youth Homelessness Charity 'Roundabout' are hosting a 'Sleep Out' at CADS, inviting people to come and experience a night of rough sleeping and raising money for the charity at the same time.

We think its ridiculous in a country like the UK that there are still young people who don't have a roof over their heads. If you would like to help support this fantastic charity and want to take part in the sleep out you can use the link to sign up!

CADS Trust presents... Shifting Fields: Eyre Street Fun Palace! - 04.10.15

CADS Trust is delighted to help bring this year's Fun Palaces - a nationwide celebration of Science and Arts - to Sheffield on the 4th of October.

We have plenty of activities across the day, including getting the chance to create music through live-coding at the Algorave workshop, building your own little hydraulic machines, discovering amazing things about the human body, playing with children's toys that havebeen re-wired with a different array of sounds and much much more!

We're buzzing to announce collaborators including Algorave, the Discovery Project, BrainWaves, Bogus Noise, Hackers & Makers, Hack Circus, and members of the University who will be presenting research.

Its free entry all day, starting at 11am and finishing at 5pm. This will be a family-friendly event, with things to do for all ages.

Keep checking our facebook page for more updates on whats to come on this fun filled day:

Peddler Night Market No.6 - Arundel Street & Eyre Street

Peddler Night Market is back and celebrating its first birthday! With two days full of beer, cocktails, live music, art and even fire breathers, this is definitely not your average market.

Each day there'll be a fresh new line-up of street food traders and as a special birthday treat, The Designers Republic are putting on a show to delight the senses inside 156 Arundel St. It starts on Friday the 2nd of October at 5pm till 10:30pm and Saturday the 3rd of October from 2pm till 10:30pm and is free entry.

Within minutes, the little industrial street fills with people, becoming the perfect party atmosphere for you and your pals. Come have some great food and drinks and enjoy the fantastic entertainment: this is defo the best way to spend your weekend!

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Our Charity

CADS Trust is our self-funded charity. Have a look at what it gets up to by clicking here.


The Night Kitchen has announced its first line-ups for October and they have cooked up a ridiculous meal for the return of the events season. Find out what's on by checking out their Facebook page.


Twin café returns with their delicious coffee every Friday at their popup café. These guys have an amazing story behind the coffee beans…

Take a look at their website for more details.

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