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Venue hire price list

Affordable and transparent pricing

Our pricing is simple and transparent with a standard rate and a not-for-profit rate.

Our prices also include AV, equipment such as tables and display boards, and their set-up.

Venue hire with a difference

The Forum is managed by The Forum Trust, a self-financing charitable trust. 

When you hire a space at The Forum you help support our year-round programme of free community events, projects and partnerships.

The Atrium

Standard hire rateNot-for-profit rate*
Zone 1£225+VAT per day£157.50+VAT per day
Zone 2£250+VAT per day£175+VAT per day
Zone 3£125+VAT per day£87.50+VAT per day
Zone 4£100+VAT per day£70+VAT per day
All Zones£700+VAT per day£490+VAT per day

Charitable events

At our discretion, we may be able to offer small areas for charitable events. A minimum administration fee of £35+VAT may be charged for such charitable events which do not require staffing/resource.

Private Atrium events

Any private event which requires staffing in the main Atrium will be charged from £60+VAT per hour (price to be agreed).

The View

Standard hire rate£40+VAT per hour

Special offer
Discounted parking at The Forum for you and your delegates when hiring The View.


The Auditorium and Lobby

Standard hire rateNot-for-profit rate*
£75+VAT per hour£52.50+VAT per hour

The Gallery

Standard hire rateNot-for-profit rate*
£75+VAT per hour£52.50+VAT per hour

Special offer
10% off when booked with The Auditorium


The Outside Spaces

Standard hire rateConcessionary rate*
Amphitheatre£225+VAT per day£100+VAT per day
Upper Millennium Plain£225+VAT per day£100+VAT per day
Upper Millennium Plain £225+VAT per day £100+VAT per day 3 spaces: £200+VAT per day Theatre Plain£225+VAT per day£100+VAT per day

Not-for-profit multi-space deal

  • 2 spaces: £150+VAT per day
  • 3 spaces: £200+VAT per day

*Not-for-profit rates

We are able to apply a reduced hire rate to events or activities which meet and help deliver the Forum’s charitable objectives, on a discretionary basis. 

We reserve the right to consider every event on an individual basis. 

Venue hire prices and special offers may be changed at any time without further notice.