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The Main Hall & Balconies

This spacious meeting room has a capacity of about 300: up to 132 on the floor (theatre style) plus 172 across the two balconies. Although the interior of the Main Hall was fully redesigned and refurbished in 1961, windows in the ceiling allow glimpses of the original 19th century beamed roof. The acoustics are excellent.

The fixed theatre seating balconies overlook the Main Hall floor and make a great spectator space. The capacity to have alternative seating arrangements on the floor offers flexibility for events. There is a small pull-out stage that can be used as a podium for a panel of speakers.

The Main Hall works really well for conferences, training events, large briefings, large seminars and mock trials.

The room has an in-built loop system (free of charge).

Equipment is available for hire, including data projector (with large screen), PA system and microphones. A wired internet connection is available to ensure excellent connectivity for hybrid events.

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Main Hall set up cabaret style
Main Hall set up theatre style for a conference
Main Hall set up boardroom style


  • Wheelchair access
  • Ground Floor
  • Natural Daylight
  • WiFi
  • 14.7m x 17.4m

Room Layouts

Maximum Capacity 300

  • Theatre 300
  • Cabaret Workshop 96
  • Cabaret Speaker 72
  • Boardroom 48
  • U Of Tables 40
  • Circle 50

Room Costs

  • Price Band - H&B
  • Half day - £380
  • Full day - £650
Main Hall and Balconies - Ground Floor plan image

This room is also available to hire for evenings and Saturdays. Find out more.

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Similar Sized Rooms

The Main Hall – Floor Only

Max capacity 142

Half Day £280
Full Day £550

Available Layouts:

  • Theatre: 142 people
  • Cabaret Workshop: 96 people
  • Cabaret Speaker: 72 people
  • Boardroom: 48 people
  • U Of Tables: 40 people
  • Circle: 50 people
View Details for The Main Hall – Floor Only

The Upper Hall

Max capacity 104

Half Day £280
Full Day £550

Available Layouts:

  • Theatre: 104 people
  • Cabaret Workshop: 64 people
  • Cabaret Speaker: 48 people
  • Boardroom: 40 people
  • U Of Tables: 32 people
  • Circle: 42 people
View Details for The Upper Hall