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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Arts Distribution Service

We manage the many poster panels around the city that show you what’s on locally.

If you want to advertise an event, the display boards are a great way to do so. They are situated in busy public areas including shopping centres, car parks, and green spaces.

The panels can accommodate posters of various sizes, from A4 to A0. We recommend you book space on them as early as possible. Please contact us before making a booking.

We recommend that you book space at least two weeks before you want to display your posters. For large posters, you might want to check availability with us before you have the posters printed.

We update some of the poster boards every Thursday and the rest every Friday. You must deliver your posters to us by the Friday of the week before we display them.

We work on a first come, first served policy when taking bookings for our outdoor poster panels. We cannot guarantee that every site you ask for will be available. It is a good idea to choose a few alternative locations when booking.

Most poster campaigns display 20 to 30 posters for two or three weeks – we suggest you consider this as a starting point for your campaign. Consider booking periods when you plan poster campaigns.

Our useful information [PDF, 0.1MB] document explains more about the service.

Outdoor poster prices
Poster size Cost per poster per week
A4 (210×297 mm) £6.50
A3 (297×420 mm) £7.50
A2 (420×594 mm) £10
A1 (594×841 mm) £13
A0 (841×1,189 mm) £45

To book the service, complete our booking form.

Arts distribution service booking form

Poster board locations

  • Adam and Eve Street car park, near Burleigh Street (2 sides)
  • Addenbrookes hospital, near the roundabout (2 sides)
  • Akeman Street, near the shops (1 side)
  • Anstey Way, near the shops (1 side)
  • Arbury Court (1 side)
  • Barnwell Road, near the shops (1 side)
  • Carlton Way, near the shops (1 side)
  • Cherry Hinton Hall, near the park entrance (2 sides)
  • Cherry Hinton Road, near Perne Road (2 sides)
  • Chesterton Road, by Jesus Lock (2 sides)
  • Christ’s Pieces near the bus station (4 sides) and near Wesley Methodist Church (2 sides)
  • Coldham’s Lane, near Asda (2 sides) and near Sainsbury's (2 sides)
  • Coleridge recreation ground, near the main entrance (2 sides)
  • Corn Exchange Street, near Grand Arcade car park (4 sides)
  • Ditton Lane, near the shops (1 side)
  • Dudley Road recreation ground (1 side)
  • Fison Road recreation ground (1 side)
  • Fitzroy Street, near the Grafton shopping centre (2 sides)
  • French’s Road, near St Luke’s school (1 side)
  • Galfrid Road, near the school (1 side)
  • Gonville Place, near Kelsey Kerridge sports centre (1 side), near Parkside Pools (3 sides) and inside Queen Anne Terrace car park (2 sides)
  • Grafton East car park (4 sides)
  • Guildhall Street, by the Guildhall (2 sides)
  • Hazelwood Road, near the shops (1 side)
  • Histon Road, near the shops (1 side)
  • King’s Parade, near Great St Mary’s Church (1 side)
  • Kingsway flats (1 side)
  • Lammas Land, near the tennis courts (1 side)
  • Lion Yard, inside the public toilets (10 A2 boards and 10 A3 boards)
  • Madingley Road Park & Ride, in the waiting room (1 side)
  • Milton Tesco (2 sides)
  • Mitcham's Corner (2 sides)
  • Newmarket Road, near Tesco (2 sides)
  • Newmarket Road Park & Ride, in the waiting room (1 side)
  • New Square (2 sides)
  • Parker’s Piece, near the University Arms Hotel (2 sides)
  • Petty Cury, near the Guildhall (1 side)

For questions about a service we provide, please use our contact us form