Get your message across with drama, clarity and focus with our wide range of auditoria. We can provide auditoria in spectacular settings: from gardens, galleries and museums, to sports stadia and innovative new buildings. With the addition of Peyton Events, there are also a number of central London venues boasting lecture theatres in places you wouldn’t expect…
All of our auditoriums are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and facilities that help ensure a high-quality experience for delegates. However, these facilities should not be limited to presentations, conferences and lectures – auditoria are ideal for awards ceremonies, exhibitions and product launches too.
So here is a quick round up of all things auditoria. And, we’ve even included a few quirky facts about each of our venues too!
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
The auditoria in The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, is incredibly versatile and boasts an award winning floor design which can be arranged in rising tiers like a lecture theatre (516) or hidden under the floor for a large, flat space which can take 270 for a gala dinner. It also has 3 studios for smaller meetings or break-out sessions and there is a secret door (called the ‘Narnia Door’ by staff) that allows stars such as Brian May and Joan Collins private access to the venue.
A stars’ stage
The Crystal, London, is the capital’s most sustainable events venue, located at London’s Royal Victoria Docks. A striking red sphere at the heart of the building houses the 270 capacity modern auditorium which boasts high ceilings and views of the Thames and Canary Wharf. Guests enter the space through a breath-taking, glass lobby area and by visiting the Crystal Exhibition it adds a totally different dimension to any event being held in the auditoria.
Inside the auditorium
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Located within the BT South Stand, the auditorium at Hampden Park, Glasgow, seats a generous 250 guests and is renowned for its excellent acoustics. It’s fully equipped with two large projection screens, variable lighting and air-conditioning as well as a soundproof booth, the latest AV and technicians on site to help with any aspect of an event. Recently, it was transformed into a spectacular designer catwalk for a wedding show!
The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
The newly refurbished lecture theatre at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, can accommodate up to 240 guests. This light and airy room with a stunning octagonal ceiling also has amazing acoustics and highly sophisticated audio-visual and lighting facilities. Combined with use of the auditoria delegates often complete treasure hunts in the garden and enjoy BBQ’s in the summer months.
The lecture theatre
The National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland recently celebrated its 150th anniversary and completed a £14m restoration of the Grade A listed building. Its 200 seat auditorium boasts a full suite of audio visual equipment and hire includes exclusive use of the South Hall Gallery and Events Space – offering convenient spaces for breakout sessions, catering and exhibitions.
Southampton Solent Conference Centre
The mysterious red orb at the centre of Southampton Solent Conference Centre is, in fact, a lecture theatre! One of five lecture rooms, alongside 35 classrooms, The Spark has a combined teaching capacity of 1,500 at any one time and is equipped with all the modern gadgetry needed to create an interactive and compelling presentation, every time.
Inside ‘The Pod’
‘The Spark’ at SSU
Iconic London Venues, as part of Peyton Events
The IWM London
The IWM, once Royal Bethlem Hospital, boasts a beautiful Grade II listed exterior. It’s now a hugely successful visitor attraction and event venue. With a cinema complete with Dolby digital surround sound and a flat floor – allowing total flexibility for any event – and an adjacent foyer, perfect for refreshments..
The National Gallery
The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world, spanning a period of 700 years. Designed by architects, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, the recently extended Sainsbury Wing offers a modern and sleek entrance and facilities, with four contemporary conference rooms which can be hired individually or combined, as well as a lecture theatre which seats a mighty 328 people. Its mosaic floor on the terrace (also available for receptions and dinners) depicts Greek muses based on celebrities of the day, including Greta Garbo, Virginia Woolf and Sir Winston Churchill.
The National Gallery, London
The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection, located in fashionable Marylebone, houses The Wallace’s lecture theatre and seats 150 for intimate presentations. The AV is state-of- the- art, being updated in 2015 to include surround sound, and it’s fully accessible with step-free access and an induction loop for the hard of hearing. Ornate frames are hung in the lecture theatre and are considered to be works of art in their own right as they used to house masterpieces of the collection, including the iconic Laughing Cavalier.
The Wallace restaurant
For further information about all of our Auditoria visit our Meetings & Conferences page here: https://www.prestigevenuesandevents.sodexo.com/occasions/meetings-conferences