The Dudson Centre
Following the very sad news that Dudson Ltd has gone into administration, we’d like to confirm that The Dudson Centre will continue to be open and operate as usual.
Although we are very proud that the Centre bears the Dudson name - as the site of Richard Dudson’s original factory - The Dudson Centre Charity is a separate entity and not connected to the company now in administration.
We provide attractive, modern office and meeting facilities for the voluntary and community sector. Located in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent and with a unique setting that echoes the rich local heritage of the Potteries, The Dudson Centre offers excellent amenities and a wide variety of client services, including catering.
The centre is managed by VAST, the local solutions experts for the voluntary and community sector, so we understand client needs and know how to make you feel at home.
Need a brand-new workplace? Or perhaps you've outgrown your existing office?
We can help. With subsidised office space for voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises, you'll find prices starting from just £63.50 per sq.m.
We'll help you choose an office that matches your needs exactly, and we can also provide virtual office space as well.
Eighteen voluntary and community organisations currently enjoy our community office space.
Are you looking for the right location for an important meeting?
We have 3 modern, spacious meeting rooms available for hire, each one fully equipped with a smart-board, projector and a laptop.
Our rooms can accommodate up to 48 delegates and are available for morning, afternoon and evening sessions.
Rooms can be set up to meet your exact requirements, and we'll also provide a free facilitators' pack to make sure every meeting runs smoothly.
Discover over 200 years of Stoke-on-Trent's pottery history, thanks to Dudson, the oldest family-run business in the ceramic tableware industry.
Explore the original Dudson factory courtyard and step inside a Grade II listed bottle oven. View the collection and trace the fascinating history of the Dudson company from 1800 to the present day.
With free entry and helpful staff, the museum is a must-see for any visitor.
Hungry? Or maybe you just fancy a good cup of real coffee?
The Dudson Cafe serves simple, tasty, wholesome food in a relaxed and friendly environment. With daily soup choices and regular specials, our menu has something for everyone.
Why not pop in for a snack before a meeting, catch up with friends or just relax with a coffee? You'll find a warm welcome and delicious food in the Dudson Cafe.
The Dudson Cafe can also provide delicious buffets for local delivery, with prices starting from just £3.00 per person.
If you're after something a bit different or that extra special touch, we can tailor our menu to meet your needs.
For specific menu preferences, please get in touch and we'll be happy to discuss your requirements.
Our sister centre in Stafford is The Hub and, like us, it's home to a variety of voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises.
The Hub is a collaborative environment that aims to promote a robust, sustainable voluntary sector in Staffordshire. Fifteen different organisations call The HUB ‘home’, including: Citizens Advice, SSAFA Staffordshire, Home-Start Stafford & District, and New Directions Support.