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Whether you’re in search of a space to host professional gatherings like meetings, workshops, and conferences, or seeking the perfect spot for team-building exercises, comedy shows, or even birthday celebrations, there will be a venue for you in Coventry city centre. From sleek, modern boardrooms to quirky, offbeat settings, we’ll share with you our hidden gems and those more well-known venues.

Belgrade Theatre

Coventry’s most famous theatre, The Belgrade Theatre, is a fantastic live performance venue. The main stage auditorium can accommodate up to 850 people and the smaller B2 auditorium is a flexible, cutting-edge venue space with a capacity of up to 245 people. However, if you’re looking for something more intimate, there are various flexible meeting rooms that can cater for as few as 8, up to 60 people, perfect for workshops and rehearsals. They can also put together the right mix of rooms, equipment and theatre expertise to make sure your event is everything you’d hope for.

Find out more here: https://www.belgrade.co.uk/hires/

Herbert Art Gallery

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum offers a variety of flexible spaces for hire, along with professional catering partners and in-house media experts. Set in an artistic and historical environment, your guests will enjoy a unique experience.

Featuring four contemporary meeting spaces ideal for 10-72 delegates and spectacular dining spaces for 30 – 140 guests. You can even hire the covered court and dine with Dippy the Dinosaur!

Find out more here https://www.theherbert.org/corporate-hires/default.aspx

Transport Museum

The Transport Musuem’s private rooms and spaces are situated in the heart of the museum providing a fantastic backdrop for all your conferencing and event needs.

Bettmann Suite (Capacity 60)

Starley Suite (Capacity 150)

Swift Centre (Capacity 30)

The Mezzanine Gallery (Capacity 200)

Find out more here https://www.transport-museum.com/corporate/corporate-hire-form.aspx

Telegraph Hotel

The iconic Telegraph building on Corporation Street was home to the city’s newspaper for more than 50 years but now a chic hotel with stunning function rooms and meetings rooms to hire.

The versatile Editors function room can accommodate up to 140 or 120 guests with a dance floor, perfect for conferences dinners, birthday parties. There are also two private rooms – the Boardroom and Directors room – each accommodate up to 12 people for small meetings.

The Boardroom was one of Lord Iliffe’s original meeting rooms and benefits from many of the original features, one of these being the original board room table used in the 1950’s.

Find out more here: https://www.telegraph-hotel.com/meetings-conferences/

Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral is a Grade I listed building, comprising of medieval ruins and a 1960s architectural masterpiece designed by Basil Spence.  There are a range of spaces available for hire, including the Cathedral Nave and the Ruins of the old Cathedral which was bombed in 1940. This venue can host a variety of events from large scale music concerts and theatrical productions to gala dinners and graduations. There are also smaller spaces for more intimate occasions, such as candlelit concerts, speaker events, meetings, craft workshops and film screenings.

Find out more here: https://www.coventrycathedral.org.uk/events/hold-your-event-here

Drapers Hall

Drapers’ Hall is a stunning building situated in the heart of the city’s Cathedral Quarter.  It is Coventry’s finest Regency building, purpose built for the Drapers’ Guild in 1832 with an ornately decorated Ballroom, Tea Room and Reading Room, all available for hire.

Drapers’ Hall is also licensed for weddings.

Find out more here: https://www.historiccoventrytrust.org.uk/venue-hire/drapers-hall/

HMV Empire

If you are looking for venue to host a birthday party, baby shower, live music event or large presentation event, look no further than the HMV Empire. Stage 1 has standing capacity for 1100, seated up to 600 people with full production in house, in-house ticketing & marketing and catering available. Stage 2 has standing capacity for 300, 180 seated and is perfect for comedy and live music nights. There is also the Balcony Bar space with capacity for 150 people, ideal for birthday parties and baby showers.

Find out more here: https://www.hmvempire.com/venue-hire

St Mary’s Guildhall

Whether you’re planning an intimate celebration or a grand gathering, St Mary’s Guildhall provides an idyllic setting for events of up to 110 guests. This venue, featuring the charming courtyard, mesmerizing medieval kitchen, the impressive Great Hall, and the intimate Vaulted Ceiling Restaurant ‘Tales of Tea,’ caters to a range of occasions, from small gatherings to lavish banquets and parties.

The Great Hall, with its historic ambiance, adds a touch of grandeur to your event, while ‘Tales of Tea’ offers an intimate dining experience beneath a beautiful, vaulted ceiling.

Find out more here: https://www.stmarysguildhall.co.uk/events-and-celebrations/

The Box at Fargo

The Box, a multi-purpose venue with over 420 Sq Metre of statement space, in a unique setting.

The Box can be used for a variety of events from corporate functions, product launches, fashion shows, craft fairs through to Weddings, TV, photography and film shoots.

With a location close to the city centre and an experienced on-site management team, The Box ticks all the boxes for corporate functions. They work closely with preferred suppliers along with on-site independent businesses to cover all your production needs from AV and lighting through to catering, bar management and security.

Find out more here: https://www.fargovillage.co.uk/the-box

Coventry Boys and Girls Club

Offering a variety of different room spaces suitable for Meetings and Indoor Sports such as Basketball and Football. Coventry Girls and Boys Club also have a professional Boxing Ring and areas large enough for cardio, dance, and much more. The Club makes for a great venue for all types of events such as parties, business meetings, exams, and sports classes.

CBGC’s building is situated in Coventry city centre at 50 Whitefrairs Street, CV1 2DS, and is a three story building. A lift is available to access all floors and we also offer accessible toilets on each floor. We can often arrange tech requirements such as screens, projectors, as well as seating and other items such as flip charts.

Find out more here: https://www.covboysandgirlsclub.co.uk/room-hire/

Coventry BID

Coventry BID offices offer small office & board room space available to hire. Situated at Holt Court (Rear), First Floor, 16 Warwick Row, Coventry, CV1 1EJ. For more information and to discuss your requirements, contact admin@coventrybid.co.uk.

As you search for the right venue in Coventry, know that the city offers a wide range of options to suit your needs. From historic landmarks to modern spaces, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect venue for your next event.

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