Michael Sadler Building

A 340-seat lecture theatre with syndicate rooms and access to the Linguistics Department suite of rooms.

Venue info

The Michael Sadler Building, conveniently located a short walk from the University’s main entrance, is one of our largest spaces available for meetings and conferences.

The building’s namesake was a renowned figure in British modern art history, and former Vice-Chancellor of the University between 1911-1923.

Comprising of a 340-seat lecture theatre, three syndicate rooms of varying sizes and a spacious and light foyer, the Michael Sadler Building works well as a self-contained venue or as part of a larger-scale event.

For larger-scale events combining exhibitions, hospitality receptions and dining or when multiple breakout areas are required, it can be hired in conjunction with other versatile spaces in our portfolio

Other facilities available in the Michael Sadler Building include a recently refurbished 58-seat, high-specification cinema, suitable for private screenings and presentations.

Michael Sadler Building – additional features and facilities:

  • Competitive day delegate rates start from £42.50 + VAT
  • Accessible entrance
  • Audio-visual equipment installed throughout
  • Wi-fi access throughout
  • Can be flexibly configured to suit different formats for conferences and meetings
  • Branding opportunities
  • Flexible catering options, delivered by our in-house team of chefs
  • Maximum capacity

    The 340 seat Rupert Becket Lecture Theatre is one of the largest facilities on campus.

  • Flat floor break out rooms

    Perfect for a large-scale conference requiring additional break-out rooms.

  • Perfect for large scale conferences

    When linked with Parkinson Court it is perfect for large scale conferences and exhibitions.

Rooms and capacities

  • Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
  • Theatre
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • U-Shape
  • Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
  • Theatres 342
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom 342
  • U-Shape 342
  • LG10
  • Theatres 120
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • U-Shape
  • LG15
  • Theatres 75
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom 75
  • U-Shape
  • LG16
  • Theatres 26
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom 15
  • U-Shape
  • LG17
  • Theatres 19
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom 19
  • U-Shape
  • LG19
  • Theatres 85
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom 85
  • U-Shape
  • Linguistics World Cinema Room
  • Theatres 40
  • Boardroom 20
  • Classroom
  • U-Shape 16


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Contact us

To find out more about the Michael Sadler Building, 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 conferences@leeds.ac.uk.