The Great Hall

For an event resplendent with prestige and grandeur, look no further than the late-Victorian Great Hall at the heart of the University of Birmingham’s historic campus.

Ideal for large conferences, award ceremonies, product launches and exhibitions, this impressive venue takes the breath away from the moment you step inside.

Your guests will enjoy a grand welcome when they enter via the opulent marble rotunda with its stunning domed ceiling. Then, create a sense of wonder and elegance with the Great Hall’s cathedral-height ceiling, stained-glass windows and polished parquet floor.

With state-of-the-art sound and free Wi-Fi throughout, it’s the perfect blend of Victorian sophistication and the latest technology.

Key features


The Great Hall can accommodate 320 delegates in cabaret style, 430 in a banquet and 1,000 guests in theatre style.

Room Maximum Capacity Theatre Style Banquet Style Cabaret Style Other Styles
Great Hall 1,000 1,000 430 320 -


The Great Hall is equipped with its own PA system, complete with surround sound, which is supported by our in-house technical team. You can also benefit from free high speed Wi-Fi access for your delegates.


The choice is yours, from welcome refreshments served in the marble foyer to a bespoke lunch menu or afternoon tea.


The Great Hall is an accessible venue, with ramp access into the Aston Webb building, and lift access to the stage area.

The Great Hall, University of Birmingham Conferences and events
The domed ceiling of the marble rotunda
Conference fair in the Great Hall
The prestigious marbelled rotunda entrance
Conference exhibition in the Great Hall

Visitor information

For directions and parking information, see our Finding us pages.

For more information on hiring the Great Hall for your next event, contact our experienced events team today.

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