How do I rent space at the Workshop?
Step one is to fill out a Rental Request Form (click the button on the right). We'll collect some information including your desired date, space needs, and activities. Once we've received your request, we'll reach out to confirm your rental and answer any questions. After finalizing the details, we'll send you a rental agreement to sign. Looking for a more committed relationship? Find out how to sublease space.
Keep reading for more FAQs.
When is the space available to rent?
Almost anytime - depending on availability and need. Full space rental is available Monday through Friday from 5:00-11:00 pm and on weekends from 8:00-11:00 pm. Partial space rental is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Please note, there is an extra staffing charge to rent the space outside of regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm).
What can I expect from Repair staff?
A Repair the World Detroit staff member will be on-site for the entirety of your rental. You can expect that staff will open and close the building at the times confirmed in your rental agreement. Staff will ensure that the space is clean, and that your requested amenities are available to you for set up. Staff will be present throughout your event to answer questions about the space, and to help troubleshoot.
Repair staff are not responsible for set up or clean up. We ask that you include set up and clean up time (at least 30 minutes on both ends of your event) in your rental request.
What do I need to know about set up and clean up?
We will ask you to include time for set up and clean up in your rental request - at least 30 minutes on both ends of your event.
You are welcome to set up your space how you'd like, as long as there's no damage to the existing structures. We have folding tables and chairs. Feel free to rearrange furniture. You're welcome to decorate. Painter's tape (supplied by the renter) must be used on the walls.
We'll include a clean up checklist in your rental agreement. You are responsible for returning the space to its original set up. We ask that you leave the space as clean as you found it - free from trash, food, and clutter. Failure to complete the clean up requirements will result in an additional cleaning charge.
Does Repair have supplies I can use for my event?
Repair offers many amenities (click here for a full list) including tech equipment. Let us know what you need in your rental request form.
You'll need to bring all other supplies for your event. If you are serving food, plan to provide your own plates, cutlery, napkins, and cups. Repair is happy to offer serving utensils, water pitchers, and large bowls/platters. Our stock is limited. We ask that you wash, dry, and put away any kitchenware that you use during your rental.
How much does it cost to rent The Workshop?
We are committed to providing financially accessible space to the community, and offer a substantial discount for local community-based groups and non-profit organizations.
Full space rental, including Plaza Aztlán, begins at $300 per hour. Click here for our pricing guide.
What if the rental needs to be cancelled?
We understand that things happen. We'll give you a full refund if you need to cancel your rental at least two full weeks out (14 days or more). If you need to cancel between seven and 13 days of your rental, we'll refund your payment 50%. We will require full payment for cancellations within six days of your rental.
If Repair needs to cancel your rental for any reason, at any time, you will receive a full refund.
Do you have any recommendations for food and supplies?
We sure do! Repair is committed to supporting local vendors and small businesses. As we are located in the heart of Mexicantown, we highly suggest Mexican food (you can't beat it!) Click here for our local purchasing guide.