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Throughout the Courtauld Connects transformational project, The Courtauld’s teaching and learning spaces have relocated to Vernon Square, Penton Rise, King’s Cross, London WC1X 9EW.

Situated within a short walk from King’s Cross St. Pancras Station, our new campus boasts two large and newly-installed lecture theatres in addition to a range of seminar and meeting spaces,
perfect for:

 

  • Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Lectures
  • Debates
  • Training
  • Film screenings

An additional lecture theatre and seminar room remain available for hire at our Somerset House
campus.
All rooms are equipped with a full AV setup and free Wi-Fi.
Rooms are bookable on a half-day (under 4 hours) or full-day (4 hours or over) basis. Please contact us for a complete price list.

Capacities

  • 16 – 30 Boardroom
  • 20 – 160 Theatre

Contact

Sam Delahay
Timetabling, Room Bookings and Accommodation Manager
Tel: + 44(0) 203 947 7595
sam.delahay@courtauld.ac.uk

Hire spaces available

Somerset House - Strand

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre – North Block – East Wing – Second Floor

The Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre is situated in the historic North Block of Somerset House within The Courtauld Institute of Art. With 150 fixed seats, The Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre is perfect for conferences, lectures / talks, debates, training and film screening.

The Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre provides the following audio-visual capacities supported by projectionists:

  • Data projection or slide projection (not simultaneous)
  • Use of fixed desktop computer concealed within the lectern, and/or Mac or laptop supplied by the Slide Library for data-projection (PowerPoint etc.)
  • CDs, DVDs or VHS to be played in advance in order to set sound levels.
  • Microphones: in addition to the fixed lectern mic, up to 3 table top mics OR1 wireless mic, either hand-held or lapel type.

    Capacity

Theatre/lecture style Boardroom style U-shape Cabaret style Informal
Theatre plan Boardroom plan  U-Shape plan  Cabaret plan
150 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Seminar Room 1 – North Block – East Wing – First Floor

Seminar room 1 is situated in the historic North Block of Somerset House within The Courtauld Institute of Art. With a maximum capacity of 40 seats, Seminar Room 1 can be easily set up in theatre/lecture style, boardroom or U-shape layout and is perfect for conferences, lectures, debates, training, presentations etc.

This room can also be used for refreshment breaks in conjunction with The Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre.

Seminar Room 1 is set up with full AV equipment.

Capacity

Theatre/lecture style Boardroom style U-shape Cabaret style Informal
Theatre plan Boardroom plan  U-Shape plan  Cabaret plan
40 24 20 18 60
Vernon Square - King's Cross

Lecture Theatres

Our two lecture theatres at Vernon Square can seat 140 – 180 attendees.

Each is equipped with a projector, two secondary displays, lectern and an array of wireless and fixed microphones.

Research Forum

The Research Forum is capable of holding large meetings, smaller lectures and drinks receptions.
The room is equipped with a lectern and full AV equipment.

Capacity

Theatre planBoardroom planU-Shape plan

Theatre/lecture style Boardroom style U-shape Informal
55 24 16-20 80

 


Large meeting rooms

Our large seminar rooms can be set up in theatre style, boardroom or U-shaped layouts making
them perfect for conferences, lectures, debates, training and presentations.
Each room is equipped with full AV equipment.

Capacity

Theatre/lecture style Boardroom style U-shape Informal
Theatre plan Boardroom plan U-Shape plan
40-50 16-24 16-20 60


Small meeting rooms

Our small meeting rooms are equipped with large displays, ideal for small meetings and
presentations.
Boardroom layout only, capacities 8-16.

FAQ

What times are the rooms available for hire?

Subject to availability our rooms are available for hire from 09:30 to 22:30 hours Monday to Sunday.  Our building and the site is locked down from 23:00 hours thus, all events must be concluded and all persons to have vacated both the building and the site by this time, including any external suppliers that may have been brought in to support an evening event.

Are your rooms accessible?

All of our rooms at our Vernon Square campus are accessible for wheelchair users. Access to rooms in Somerset House are subject to some restrictions. Please advise us if you are seeking to hire our Somerset House spaces and think you may have attendees with particular access issues.

Is on site parking available?

Limited on-site parking is available at our Vernon Square campus.  If you are seeking parking spaces, please contact us.
On-site parking at Somerset House is limited to registered blue badge holders.

How do I book a room/s for an event?

Please contact our Timetabling, Room Bookings and Accommodation Manager at
sam.delahay@courtauld.ac.uk or +44(0) 203 947 7595.

What is included in the cost of the room hire?

Our quoted room rates include hire of the room, existing furniture and AV equipment (excluding laptops) within the room.
Depending on the scale and/or timing of your event, there may be additional costs relating to security, porterage and cleaning. This will be confirmed accordingly within the formal Hire Agreement.

Do you provide catering?

Our catering partner, Express Vending, can provide catering for your event. If you are interested in ordering items from their menu , please contact the Timetabling, Room Bookings and Accommodation Manager at sam.delahay@courtauld.ac.uk or +44(0) 203 947 7595.

Do you have Wifi?

Yes, all of our rooms have free Wi-Fi access through the ‘Courtauld Visitor’ wireless network. Instructions on how to connect to the network will be provided.

Do you require insurance?

Yes, we require evidence to be submitted with the completed Operations Form that you have a minimum of £2 million Public Indemnity Insurance in place.  If this cannot be provided we may be unable to accommodate your event.

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