A welcoming and diverse local community centre and hire venue.

A welcoming and diverse local community events and hire venue.

The Old Boat Corner Community Centre is a home away from home, a place where you can relax, play and make mess, seek help, eat and drink, and enjoy the variety of activities and facilities readily available to all ages and abilities.

Our event spaces host a range of private and community-run classes and groups, from mother and baby, soft play and arts and craft, to coffee mornings for the older generation, charitable fundraisers and a variety of sports groups. There is something for everyone!

Parties are also catered for, as the centre offers a large sports hall, a family room as well as other facilities, all available for hire.  These are ideal for parties, sport clubs, training sessions, meetings, and a licensed bar can be provided should you require one. 

Most importantly the centre is a warm and welcoming place, where you can get information, knowledge, and help within a caring community space.

The Centre Cafe serves hot and cold food and drinks, and is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.  Click here for the menu.

To have a look at the building before you get here click on the virtual tour below.

The OBCCC is a registered charity and is run by a committee on a voluntary basis. We are currently looking for a Treasurer to join our board! Please click here for information and how to apply.


About us

What we do

About us

What we do

The team at the Old Boat strives to provide much needed space and services to support the local and wider community. It is run by a group of Trustees, Volunteers and staff who’s aim is to make the users of the building feel happy, supported and their needs met. Whether that be a good cup of coffee, food from the pantry or a new outfit from Boatopia. The team are here to show you what we provide and also listen to what suggestion you may have.


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Soft Play

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Every Tuesday morning from 9am – 12pm. Come along and let you little ones loose in our fun filled soft play in the main hall. Includes ride on cars, slides and ball pit. Cash and card accepted, no booking required.

Under 5’s only


July 16
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Reyna Kothari


The Old Boat Corner Community Centre
Carden Hill, Hollingbury
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 8GD United Kingdom
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01273 540779

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