The Signal Box Community Centre

An accessible community space for South Newtown, Cambridge CB2.

Welcome to The Signal Box


The centre has two rooms for hire, the Eastern Room the Great Western Room

The Great Western room is double height which floods the room with natural light – suitable for art, dance, tai chi, yoga and other exercise classes.

We offer a children’s birthday party package for a set rate.

We have WiFi and a hearing loop in both rooms and a projector screen in the Great Western room. We have a JBL Xtreme 3 Bluetooth speaker which can be used with your phone or our projector if requested. If your laptop doesn’t have an HDMI socket (usually older Macbooks) you will need to bring the correct cable with you. We have a HDMI cable but no alternatives. 

The space is perfect for community or corporate bookings. We have no onsite parking but we are only a short walk from Cambridge Central station. There is parking on side streets a few minutes away, and a multi-storey car park at the Leisure Centre 10 minutes walk away.

We provide free community activities for local children during the summer when funding allows. In 2022 we organised bushcraft sessions and a boxing club. In 2023 we hosted arts and crafts sessions facilitated by local charity Arts and Minds, as well as bushcraft and boxing. In December last year we had a Christmas event which was well attended, including a visit from the big man himself. This summer we are hosting bushcraft again on Monday 19th August. Get in touch if you’d like your children to attend.

Free table tennis is available most Sunday evenings, numbers are limited.

We have been excited to bring the centre back in use over the last year. Please get in touch if you have any ideas for this amazing accessible space.