Great Hall and Devonshire House


Capacity
Maximum: 1433 Persons

Room Capacities


FACILITIES

  • Seating for up to 1,435 delegates theatre style
  • Formal dining for up to 550         
  • Exhibition space for up to 46 stands
  • Balcony area with fixed seating
  • Terrace Restaurant
  • Bar areas
  • Built in 15m stage
  • Excellent acoustics
  • Natural light

DESCRIPTION

The Great Hall, within Devonshire House, is the largest of the University’s venues, seating up to 1,435 delegates theatre style. Containing movable seating within the auditorium and fixed tiered seating in the balcony area, this large space can be adapted for many different uses, from formal theatre style events, through to exhibitions, concerts and gala dinners.

With natural daylight, a fixed stage and excellent acoustics the Great Hall is a popular choice for live music events, large plenary sessions, banquets and exhibitions.

The foyer area, on the ground floor underneath the Great Hall, is ideal for delegate registration area or a meeting point. The glass-fronted University reception building and Forum Piazza areas work well for arrival drinks – a great place for some pre-event networking and mingling. Directly opposite the Great Hall on the first floor is the Terrace Restaurant, offering a range of hot and cold meals and refreshments during the day. This area can be used as a large dining or bar space at weekends and evenings.

Our Great Hall Information Sheet provides further details on capacities, layouts and room facilities.

Great Hall Information Sheet

Capacity

Type of
Space
Layout
Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Banquet
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Exhibition
Great Hall 1433 252 - 580 348 46
The Terrace 200 - - 250 150 27
The Sanctuary 300 174 - - - 33

Great Hall and Devonshire House


FACILITIES

  • Seating for up to 1,435 delegates theatre style
  • Formal dining for up to 550         
  • Exhibition space for up to 46 stands
  • Balcony area with fixed seating
  • Terrace Restaurant
  • Bar areas
  • Built in 15m stage
  • Excellent acoustics
  • Natural light

DESCRIPTION

The Great Hall, within Devonshire House, is the largest of the University’s venues, seating up to 1,435 delegates theatre style and with the capacity for 1,800 people at a standing concert. Containing movable seating within the auditorium and fixed tiered seating in the balcony area, this large space can be adapted for many different uses, from formal theatre style events, through to exhibitions, concerts and gala dinners.

With natural daylight, a fixed stage and excellent acoustics the Great Hall is a popular choice for live music events, large plenary sessions, banquets and exhibitions.

The foyer area, on the ground floor underneath the Great Hall, is ideal for delegate registration area or a meeting point. The glass-fronted University reception building and Forum Piazza areas work well for arrival drinks – a great place for some pre-event networking and mingling. Directly opposite the Great Hall on the first floor is the Terrace Restaurant, offering a range of hot and cold meals and refreshments during the day. This area can be used as a large dining or bar space at weekends and evenings.

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