43 De Beauvoir Road
London N1 5SF
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Rose Lipman Building


The iconic Rose Lipman building, located in the heart of the De Beauvoir Estate, Hackney and is home to a bustling community of creative organisations, each providing a give back to the local and wider community in exchange for affordable rents and hire fees. Since opening the doors in 2013, we have had over 150,000 people through the doors from the local community, all creative industries and all cultural backgrounds.

The building houses a community hall // theatre space which hosts thousands of events and can be hired for private and community events. 20 creative small busiensses, resident charities, a fitness and wellbeing studio, a cafe (coming soon) and a nursery. Putting community first, the events program ranges from theatre performances, bingo, drag Christmas carols, dance workshops, live music, art and wellbeing classes and much much more.

The Rose Lipman building is owned by Hackney Council and operated my Mill Co. on a partnership bases.


We’re working on an updated Social Payback Model for the building so that we can show how revenue made from the studios and hall hires, gives back to the programme of events and the local community.

The Rose Lipman Building is operated on a Not For Profit basis.
Profit goes back into improving the building and funding events.


160,000+ people have visited the Rose Lipman Building since we took over in 2013. We think it’s way more than that but we can’t track every single visit.

100,000+ people have attended community workshops and educational events. Click here for events

17,000+ people have attended local community bookings in the hall. Click here to hire 

45,000+ people have visited our public facing arts events.


Community is at the heart of everything we do, the Rose Lipman is open to anyone to come in and see whats on offer, have a chat with one of out team, have a cuppa in the cafe, pick up a flyer for forthcoming events.  We keep the community hall space free for 1/3 of the year to residents of De Beauvoir who’d like put on an event or hire the space for their own private event.

Affordable workspace

The below market rent studio spaces come in all shapes and sizes allowing the creative businesses the chance to grow and develop within the building. We have 19 creative businesses operating from the Rose Lipman, all of whom provide a ‘give back’ to the community.


We host a range of events in the community hall and have seen performances from Imelda Staunton and Toby Jones in the Royal Courts Circle, Mirror Transformation, yoga classes, dance workshops, pop up dining events,  gigs, open mic nights, exhibitions…  You name it, it’s been on at the Rose Lipman.


Our resident cafe Batch Baby (Tom & Saskia) offer speciality coffee, pastries, snacks, ferments and luxury products and are here to welcome visitors to the Rose Lipman and wider community 6 days a week.  More info to come soon.

Centre for Creativity and Wellbeing

2021 sees the evolution of our focus on creativity for wellbeing.  The Rose Lipman Building houses a diverse range of creative business and our pledge for the future is to ensure our future events are not just enriching creatively but also provide a sense of wellbeing too.  We are working with local GP’s who are socially prescribing the arts as a form of wellbeing. We also welcome you all to come and join our classes at our resident studio in the vault for fitness classes and talks on health and wellbeing.

“Lucky Cloud Sound System have been hosting audiophile community dance gatherings at the Rose Lipman for more than five years now. We are a non-profit collective, committed to providing inclusive events that offer a wide range of sounds channelled through a high-end stereo sound system. In order to create a welcoming environment we allow kids and carers into the party for the first two hours free of charge. We also provide a free vegetarian buffet and cloakroom. We’re particularly grateful that we’re able to host the events in Rose Lipman as it’s community centre status fits perfectly with our our community model. We’ve always enjoyed good communication with the venue, which is well run and always open to working out how we can take things forward in a cooperative way. The main hall is one of the few affordable spaces in Hackney.
– Tim Laurence, local resident and event organiser

  • Affordable Workspace
  • Events Programme
  • Space Hire
  • Cafe
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Natural Light
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Nursery