Venue hire - Our spaces

Friends Room

The Friends and Members Room, situated on the ground floor, is a light and airy space with high ceilings.   It is an ideal space for a conference or a creative workshop as well as cocktail reception for up to 100 guests, standing.

The two rooms can be separated with bi-folding doors to accommodate smaller meetings or a breakout space.  They can also be hired together with the additional interlinking spaces on the ground floor, ideal as an extension to events taking place in the Great Hall.

Suitable for

meetings, workshops, lectures, conferences, exhibitions, cocktails, private dinners

Layout of Friends Room

Capacity of Friends Room in different layout configurations

  • Boardroom 28
  • Cabaret 60
  • Theatre 80
  • Cocktail 100
  • Horseshoe (with tables) 28

Download CAD plans of Friends Room

Feel free to share these resources with the rest of your event team and your architect / designer

Floorplans / CAD models

Further information

We have PDF, CAD, and 3D drawings of the Friends and Members Rooms to make life easier for artists, curators, exhibition designers and architects. To find an individual file in the format you need, please visit Google Drive.


Hanging rail system

The Friends & Members Room is set up for exhibitions of art, photography and posters.

Folding doors to divide or unite rooms

The two rooms can be separated with bi-folding doors, or used together




Complimentary Wi-Fi is available. A dedicated fibre optic lines offers high upload and download speeds.
Network and password information will be provided on the day.


Teleconference Facilities are an optional extra, additional fees apply.

Galleries of previous events