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The Main Hall – Floor Only

Main Hall Floor

What is now the Main Hall was created as a Quaker worship space when the Friends’ Meeting House was first built. Although the interior 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 Main Hall’s interior is simple and understated. We can offer a variety of layouts from the maximum capacity 142 theatre style, through speaker-style cabaret for 72, to a circle of 50 chairs – and many more options in between. There is a small pull-out stage that can be used as a podium for a panel of speakers. For dancing or rehearsal usage we can remove the chairs completely.

The Main Hall works really well for conferences, presentations, small exhibitions, or large board meetings. If you need a room with more space for an audience, you can hire the balconies as well.

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


  • Wheelchair access
  • Ground Floor
  • Natural Daylight
  • WiFi
  • 14.7m x 8.2m

Room Layouts

Maximum Capacity 142

  • Theatre 142 people
  • Cabaret Workshop 96 people
  • Cabaret Speaker 72 people
  • Boardroom 48 people
  • U Of Tables 40 people
  • Circle 50 people

Room Costs

  • Price Band - Hall
  • Half day - £280
  • Full day - £550
Main Hall - Ground Floor plan

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

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Friends Meeting House exterior photo

Similar Sized Rooms

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
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The Main Hall & Balconies

Max capacity 300

Half Day £380
Full Day £650

Available Layouts:

  • Theatre: 300
  • Cabaret Workshop: 96
  • Cabaret Speaker: 72
  • Boardroom: 48
  • U Of Tables: 40
  • Circle: 50
View Details for The Main Hall & Balconies