Conference Auditorium

When linked with the adjoining Exhibition Centre, provides the perfect venue for large scale conferences and exhibitions.

Venue info

Our largest seated capacity space available to hire on campus comprises of two inter-linked auditoria.

The larger Auditorium One can accommodate up to 550 guests in tiered theatre-style, while Auditorium Two seats a maximum of 320. The connected technical infrastructure enables both auditoria to run the same presentations simultaneously, which is perfect for hosting main plenary sessions for up to 870 delegates.

The building is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology throughout, making this an ideal venue for presenting a range of different content formats to engage your audience.

A spacious foyer and gallery offer additional areas suitable for delegate registration, refreshments, networking, exhibition stands, or other breakout activities.

When hired in conjunction with the nearby Exhibition Centre, we can accommodate large-scale conferences and exhibitions simultaneously.

Conference Auditorium – additional features and facilities:

  • Competitive day delegate rates start from £42.50 + VAT
  • Level access into rooms via vertical platform lift, with Assistive Listening System
  • Assistive Listening System installed
  • Branding opportunities
  • Wi-fi access throughout
  • “Smart wall” technology
  • Secure Organiser’s Office available for duration of hire periods
  • Fully-licenced bar in foyer
  • Flexible catering options, delivered by our in-house team of award-winning chefs
  • Maximum capacity: 870

    Two theatre style auditoria linked via a “smart wall” display – the largest capacity venue on campus.

  • Wheelchair accessible

    Level access into this room via vertical platform lift, with Assistive Listening System.

  • Perfect for large scale conferences

    When linked with the Exhibition Centre it is perfect for large scale conferences and exhibitions.

Rooms and capacities

  • Conference Auditorium 1
  • Theatre
  • Reception
  • Exhibition
  • Conference Auditorium 1
  • Theatre 452
  • Reception
  • Exhibition
  • Conference Auditorium 2
  • Theatre 320
  • Reception
  • Exhibition
  • Conference Auditorium Gallery
  • Theatre
  • Reception 150
  • Exhibition 100


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Contact us

To find out more about the Conference Auditorium, arrange a site visit or discuss your specific requirements, complete a short form or contact our dedicated Conferences and Events team – call us on 0113 343 6100 or email us at