Are you looking for a relaxing place to connect with new people, enjoy a good cuppa and try new activities?

The Shoebox Community Hub is here for you. 

Join our friendly, welcoming community where you can connect with others, share interests and enjoy a laugh together in our city centre hub.

Free trial visit and venue tour available. 

Membership benefits

Community Groups

Including social and peer support


Meet like-minded people

Community hub

Relaxing community meeting spaces


Shared interest groups and activities

Community Library

Borrow and swap books

Free Wi-Fi

PCs and devices available

Dog friendly

Well behaved dogs are welcome (for groups only)


Self serve, honesty box

Travel links

Close to bus stops and train station


Member driven

Shaped by you


The Shoebox Community Hub
21 – 23 Castle Meadow

Opening times

Monday – Friday
10am – 5pm

Flexible membership

Join our ‘pay what you can’ flexible membership scheme to enjoy our brilliant membership benefits. To access up to 3 groups a week, our recommended contributions are:

£10 per month – Join us for 3 community groups or activities each week

£110 per year (includes one month free and a free membership card) – Join us for 3 community groups or activities each week

Pay as you go – Contribute what you can with a recommended £2 contribution per group you attend or £10 a month. 

Membership access cards available for £5 – Simply swipe to access The Shoebox Community Hub (speak to The Shoebox staff to order your card)

Sign up as a member online by clicking the ‘sign up now’ button below or get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions.

Payments can be made via our membership system, on our website, in cash at The Shoebox or by setting up a recurring payment.

We have a limited number of free memberships which are available for those in need. Please get in touch to find out more or apply when signing up.

Community hub

Community spaces
We have a range of spaces in our hub available for community groups to meet including our cosy community lounge, our bright, open event space on the first floor and our calm, quiet meeting space on the second floor. 

Self serve refreshments
Help yourself to a great selection of teas and freshly brewed coffee from our refreshment counter. You may even find a homemade cake or two baked by our lovely volunteers. Just pop a donation in our honesty box/pig.

Community groups

From creative writing groups to friendly social groups to a supportive running and walking club, there is plenty to get involved with! Check out what’s on at The Shoebox here.

We are always expanding our range of groups and activities. Do you have an idea for a new group? Get in touch below!

Due to our wonky Grade II listed building, we have limited accessible spaces for groups to meet and do not have an accessible or step-free access toilet. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused by this. If you would like to discuss if our community hub has appropriate access and meeting space for you, please get in touch.

New community groups and activities

Do you have an idea for a new community group? We can help you turn your ideas into action and connect you with like-minded individuals!

Are you part of an established group that is looking for a new place to meet? We have spaces that can be hired or we can support your group to join our membership. 

Ready to join our community?

Already a member?

Visit our Members page to make membership payments.

Hub and Office Opening Times

Mon - Fri
10am - 5pm
Sat - Sun

01603 850309

21-23 Castle Meadow, Norwich, Norfolk  NR1 3DH
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