Coronavirus update

As precautions are being taken to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the UK, Nottinghamshire YMCA has taken the decision to close our International Community Centre (ICC) until further notice. Whilst there are no positive cases of coronavirus at the ICC, safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our service users, staff and community is our absolute top priority; we are grateful for your support and cooperation as we do everything we can to protect our members.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and will let you know as soon as we have a date to reopen our services. Our team continues to follow government advice and guidelines issued by Public Health England and we will update you accordingly.

We understand that this venue is an important social hub for many community groups and individuals who enjoy spending time with like-minded people. So whether you are in self-isolation or would like to support someone who is, please know there are wellbeing and support networks in place to ensure we all remain positive and connected throughout this difficult time.

Safety Notice

The 3-metre high wall at the Bluecoat Street side of the ICC has begun to show signs of bulging over the past few months and so we have taken immediate action to support the wall with 1-tonne bags of ballast as recommended by health and safety officials. We appreciate how this necessary action may temporarily impact access to the pavement, and so we deeply value the support and understanding of local residents and businesses whilst we ensure your safety as our absolute top priority until the structure has been reinforced.

As a treasured local heritage landmark, any work completed on the ICC building will be in-keeping with its grade-II listed status, and we are working with the necessary contractors to sort this issue as quickly and as safely as possible. In the event that part or all of the wall may need to be replaced, we will be sure to keep all affected neighbours fully informed of decisions once they have been made.

In the meantime, if you have any concerns please do feel warmly welcome to get in touch with us on

YMCA International Community Centre

Nottinghamshire YMCA’s ‘International Community Centre’ (ICC), on Mansfield Road, provides various sized meeting rooms and spaces available for hire by community and self-help groups, adult education classes, training courses, presentations and business meetings.

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Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am – 9pm

Weekends: 9am – 4.30pm

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Nottinghamshire YMCA International Community Centre (ICC)

61b Mansfield Road



Discounts for Community Groups

Discounted rates are available for community groups and non-profit organisations. Single session or repeat bookings are welcome, depending on your needs. Room services include:

  • Rooms 1-5, small hall and garden room are suitable for wheelchair users
  • Short, medium and long-term hire available
  • Rooms hold from 4-80 people
  • Experienced staff on hand for support
  • An Induction Loop System is available in rooms 2, 3, 4, 5, Small Hall and Garden Room. Reception is also covered by an Induction Loop System. 

Rooms and spaces can be booked by session for:


Morning session: 9am – 1pm

Afternoon session: 2pm – 5pm

Evening session: 7pm – 9.30pm


Morning session: 9am – 1pm

Afternoon session: 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Hire our spaces

Boasting over 15 rooms, the centre is enjoyed by more than 100 community groups every year. Activities range from dance, drama and martial arts to yoga, educational lectures hosted by University of the 3rdAge (U3A) and a Sunday Russian school for children, with new and returning visitors forever breathing fresh life into our historical venue.

All of our rooms are charged per session apart from the large hall which can be booked by the hour.  Please plan your booking to fit in with the above listed session times.

(Right: Photo credit to U3A)


Parking at the ICC is very limited, we offer one chargeable space per daytime session, subject to availability at the time of booking a room. Priority will be given to tutors/group leaders and people with a disabled parking permit.

Our history

Originally built in 1853 as Bluecoat School, the community centre on Mansfield Road is a Grade II listed building that was taken over by Nottinghamshire YMCA in 1998 to support the charity’s work in bringing together the local community.

Under YMCA’s management, the building now runs as a non-profit establishment boasting a range of recreational programmes and facilities to provide community-focused services for local people of all ages.

On 11 June 2018, Nottinghamshire YMCA celebrated the charity’s official purchase of the building, with the ownership deal protecting this space for the Nottingham community’s use for years to come.

The YMCA Community Centre is just around the corner from the historic Nottinghamshire YMCA building on Shakespeare Street, which houses the charity’s 24-hour gym facilities and housing services for vulnerable people.



  • Are your spaces disabled accessible?

    Definitely. Rooms 1–5, the small hall and Garden Room are all suitable for wheelchair users. As a charity that promotes inclusivity for all, we welcome visitors and community groups from all different backgrounds and capacities.

  • Can I change my room booking?

    Yes. We understand that plans change and, provided your preferred time and space is available, we can amend bookings to suit your needs. We just ask that you give our YMCA team at least 7 days notice in writing when amending a booking so we can ensure the room can be hired by another organisation.

  • Do I need to put down a deposit?

    Payment is required in full 7 days beforeyour event is due to commence.  The booking is only confirmed when payment has been received.

  • What is your cancellation procedure?

    We require 7 days notice in writingotherwise we will not be able to refund your payment.


  • Do you provide in-house catering?

    We do not provide food services but can provide tea and coffee at a small cost. There is a neighbouring café (Fox Talbots) next to the centre which offers catering services.

  • Can I reserve additional car parking spaces?

    Unfortunately no – due to strict limitations and the city centre location of our centre, we can only offer one space per daytime session for visitors at a small charge, which is subject to availability at the time of booking a room.

  • Can I bring my pet/are dogs welcome?

    Individuals who require the assistance of a guide dog are of course welcome to bring their service pet into the building, but we politely ask that users make alternative arrangements for all other pets when you visit the centre.