The Mission Hall Studio – A space for Creativity and Well Being available to rent for workshops
The Mission Hall Studio is a beautiful, newly renovated space in Leith, in the centre of Edinburgh. It was built in1896 on the site of a former Coachouse and Stable. It was owned by the church until 1994 when it was purchased by Alex Durkin who did very little to the fabric of the building and rented it out as a music studio, and paint store amongst other things. In 2015 artist Jenny Smith purchased it to use as her studio. During the renovations in 2018, she upgraded the building and extended the mezzanine upstairs to create two beautiful new, warm. light filled spaces.
During the process of renovation it became apparent that with such a beautiful, still energy and great light and acoustics, the building was calling to once again become a space for community: connecting back to it’s origins, in a new way.
Currently Jenny works from her studio in the building and there are 2 rooms available for workshops and one to one work that relates to creativity and/or well-being. The larger Studio 1 is upstairs and the smaller 1:1 space is on the ground Floor. Jenny runs Moon Circles, Dream groups and Creative Workshops in the spaces herself and welcomes enquires about using either or both of the spaces from other practioners, whose work compliments this, relating to either creativity, bodywork and/or wellbeing. There is a refreshment area with sink, fridge and coffee making facilities on the first floor (which doesn’t currently have disabled access) and the two toilets and bigger kitchen and relaxation area are downstairs. Free on street parking and regular bus services run to Leith Links and it is a 25 minute walk from Waverley Station and Princess Street. Centrally located on a quiet street with Leith Links park just around the corner and Portobello Beach 15 min drive and a 20 min bus ride away.
Studio (1) Ground Floor
- 6.5 x 6.2 metres floors pace
- Flooded with natural light from 4 skylights. No windows in the side walls making it a very still and focused space to be in
- GCH :4 large radiators
- Dimmable spotlights
Studio (3) Ground Floor
- 3m x 2.2 metres floor space
- Window with privacy blind
- Wooden Floors with rug
- Two comfortable wicker chairs
- Massage table available with pillows (bring your own sheets and towels etc
16 Cushions, 16 yoga mats and 16 blankets, 11 Back Jacks and 18 fold up chairs available. Tea and coffee making facilities available
Currently you can see a list of all the events taking place at the Mission Hall on our Facebook Page.