About the Venue

The Armadillo Youth Venue and Cafe in the heart of Yate provides a contemporary, safe environment for all young people of the locality aged between 11 and 17 to use, enjoy and call their own.

Named by local young people in recognition of its distinctive shape, and painted a vivid purple colour, the 200-capacity centre is designed to exacting environmental standards and offers high-quality facilities including a café with internet access, DJ Booth, pool table, basketball table tennis, x-box gaming area and a fantastic 60-seater cinema.

Everyone aged 11-17yrs is welcome whether they want to chill out in the café, meet friends and make new ones, or take part in a workshop. They have weekly craft and cooking sessions!

The Armadillo is accepting applications for young people’s sessions due to start in September.

Click here to download a copy of the application form.

If you have any questions or have completed an application form, please email us.

Location of The Armadillo in Yate

Opening Hours:

Weekday Sessions

Year 6 & Year 7 youth sessions are running Monday – Friday

For individual school days and times, please see poster below.

Youth Session times 2021

Saturday Youth Sessions

Open youth sessions are running every Saturday.

Please note these sessions are open and anyone attending can come and go freely.

Please see poster below for more information.

Poster showing opening information

Community Cinema @ The Armadillo

Armadillo Community Cinema

  • FREE COMMUNITY CINEMA – EVERY SATURDAY 10am – 12pm

Cafe opens from 10am selling hot and cold drinks, confectionary and snacks. Movie starts at 10.30am.

  • SENIOR COFFEE MORNING – EVERY THURSDAY 9.30am – 10.30am

Coffee morning starts at 9.30am selling unlimited tea and coffee, plus toast, cakes and biscuits. Following the coffee morning, at 10.30am, we show a FREE film in our community cinema.

  • SENIOR COFFEE AFTERNOON – EVERY THURSDAY 12.30pm – 1.45pm

Afternoon team starts at 12.30pm selling unlimited tea and coffee plus cream tea (scone with cream and jam), toast, cakes and biscuits. Following the afternoon tea, at 1.45pm, we show a FREE film in our community cinema.

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Cinema Parties

We are excited to offer exclusive children’s party packages here at the Armadillo. The party experience lasts for 2 hours; within this time you can sing, dance, play games or even watch a film. The cinema room accommodates up to 60 people safely, so there is plenty of room for everyone!

If you are interested in booking a cinema party, please call: 01454 869441 or email: info@yatearmadillo.co.uk / cwhitinghays@yatetowncouncil.gov.uk

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Hire the Armadillo

You’ll be pleased to hear we hire out our rooms to anyone that is looking for an innovative space to hold meetings, parties or community groups.

Our prices are spectacular! To help out the local community, our prices are lowered for volunteering groups.

If you are interested in hiring this venue, please call 01454 869441 or email: info@yatearmadillo.co.uk / cwhitinghays@yatetowncouncil.gov.uk

Cost of Hire April 2022 – March 2023

Armadillo Pricing 22/23
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