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Common Room

Common Room at Alserkal Arts Foundation (Warehouse 51) is a centre for cultural practitioners and academic researchers.


This is an interdisciplinary space for research and writing, group study, and informal convening. Find resources, connect, and share research-led projects with a critically aligned community.

Registration is free and grants access to Common Room and space assorted facilities. Drop in to find a desk or a comfortable place to read.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday | 10AM - 8PM

Friday, Saturday & Sunday | 10AM - 6PM


Storage Space

Ask us about overnight storage for books or research materials, however we are not responsible for any valuables lost


This is a space shared with our offices, residents, and guests. You are welcome to use the facilities available, make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, or have a light bite

Mac Desktop

Ask the reception about using the iMac station. We provide access to JSTOR, an online portal with more than 12 million journals, articles and books.

Do you have work in progress you’d like to share, or a compelling conversation you’d like to begin? Tell us all about it.

Feeling inspired by our programmes or want to participate in our events? We’re interested in learning more about your projects. Get in touch or learn about eligibility here.