We are on a mission to make our work and spaces more accessible to all.

Getting to Kaleider Studios


We’re currently working from temporary offices

We’re not working from Preston Street at the moment whilst builders take over the building and get it safe and fit for us and our Residents.

We’re currently based at 1 Barnfield Crescent in centre of Exeter. We’re planning to be back at Kaleider Studios in the New Year.

By bicycle

We’re very welcoming of bikes. We don’t yet have a bike-rack but there is room in the building for your bike.

By bus

There are a wide range of buses which can be found just a 2 minute walk away from Kaleider on Fore street. Stagecoach bus timetables can be found by following this link.

By train

We are a
20 minute walk from Exeter St Davids Station (Exeter’s mainline station)
10 minute walk from Exeter St Thomas Station
12 minute walk from Exeter Central

By car

The nearest parking is a pay & display car park located on Smythen Street, approximately 200m uphill from Kaleider, this car park is free if a Blue Badge is displayed. Alternatively the Cathedral and Quay car park is approximately 500m downhill from Kaleider.

The nearest level access drop off point is on West Street/Lower Rackclose lane, which then proceeds to a 15-degree slope leading up to the Kaleider entrance on Preston street.

  • The events space, temporarily our co-work space.


The workspaces on the ground floor are accessible without using steps.

There is a ground floor level-access toilet (1900mm deep – 1600mm wide) with a baby change table. There are 2 more toilets in the basement, accessible by a short run of stairs.

The upper two floors are accessed by stairs.

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.

When you come to the entrance, there is a small grey door within the larger door. Please just push and come in. There’s a little step over the door frame on your way in. Do steps make the doorway inaccessible for you? If so, do let me know and we’ll make sure the entrance has level access.


Kaleider Studios is at 45 Preston Street, in the West Quarter of Exeter, UK. It has been home to artists for four decades. 

The building is a 19C warehouse. This means that it is beautiful and quirky. It also means floors are sometimes uneven or sloping. Please be aware of this when visiting.

45 Preston Street was the home of the now closed contemporary art gallery Spacex for 40 years and hosted artist studios in its upper 2 floors. 

Kaleider is working with the landlords to bring the building back into a useable state. We plan to have the building fully open by January 2019.

If you have any questions or access needs you’d like to discuss before your visit please do not hesitate to get in touch with Studio Assistant Daina Leigh by email: or telephone: 01392 437750

We look forward to seeing you!


Kaleider’s staff team is currently learning level 1 British Sign Language. So if you sign feel free to greet us in sign language.