Hire our Venues

Situated in the heart of Colchester our venues are ideally placed for your event.

With large free car park (for evening events) close links to both Colchester Railway Stations and local bus routes we are a 10 minute walk from the town centre.

The two large halls at Colchester Institute are available to hire with, or without, technical support and equipment including flipcharts, laptops, projectors, microphones, PA equipment, lighting, staging, drapes and lecterns.

We can also supply a licensed bar, ticket printing, catering and box office management facilities to assist you with promotion of your event.

The Swinburne Hall

  • Seating Capacity 220 (or 150 with the rear doors closed)
  • Standing Capacity 400
  • Infrared Hearing Loop System & Receivers
  • The Swinburne Hall is a purpose built concert hall with great acoustics ideal for concerts, gigs, shows and seminars.

Swinburne Hall From Stage










 Swinburne Hall (Stage View)

Swinburne Hall From Audience

Swinburne Hall (Audience View)

The Main Hall

  • Seating Capacity 300
  • Standing Capacity 450
  • The Main Hall is a large multi-function hall which can be used with, or without, the large stage with sprung dance floor. It is ideal for conferences, dance and theatre shows, exhibitions and displays.


Our friendly and efficient staff will be delighted to assist with your enquiry.