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Venue Hire At East Durham College

Looking for venue here in the North East? East Durham College is an ideal location for a wide range of events and functions. Whether it's a training day, seminar, company away day, exhibition, presentation, theatre performance, open day or anything else you can think of, we've got it covered.

Our stunning £36m build at our Peterlee Campus is a fantastic venue for a huge range of events, meetings and conferences. Excitingly part of the new building has been specifically designed to offer state-of-the-art conference rooms and facilities. The campus is conveniently located less than half a mile off the A19 and provides a great venue centrally in the North East.

In addition, East Durham College can also offer its Houghall Campus as a fantastic location for a wide variety of large outdoor events. Houghall is situated on the outskirts of picturesque Durham City, just off the A1. Centrally located in the north east, East Durham College’s Peterlee and Houghall campuses are convenient for delegates from across the region.

East Durham College’s unique range of facilities can cater for almost every corporate, social or public event.

  • EDC Sports Hall Event_0.jpgTailor made packages to suit your requirements
  • Excellent transport links
  • Free on-site parking
  • Flexible space for up to 1000 delegates
  • Extensive outdoor areas for large scale events
  • A selection of small and large meeting / function rooms
  • Break out rooms
  • Space for large exhibitions or conferences
  • State of-the art audio and visual equipment
  • On site catering available
  • A dedicated Conference & Events Co-ordinator to manage all your needs

Hire The Lubetkin Theatre

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With 220 seat capacity, a fully configurable stage, lighting rigs, curtains and much more, it's not hard to see why many theatre production companies from around the North East hire the Lubetkin Theatre for their performances. Why not join them? Click the image above or the button below to find out more about hiring out East Durham College's theatre.

Hire the Lubetkin Theatre

Hire Our Houghall Campus (Ideal for Outdoor Events!)

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Found on the outskirts of Durham City Centre, Houghall's amazing location and extensive facilities make it perfect for hosting outdoor events. We've hosted all kinds of events at Houghall over the years, including Open Days, Balloons in Durham and much, much more. Want your event to be part of Houghall's storied history too? Click the image or the link below for more details!

Hire Our Houghall Campus


Sports Facility Hire

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East Durham College has some of the best sport, recreational and leisure facilities available in our region, and most of our facilities are available for external bookings. Whether you'd like to host a football tournament on our floodlit 3G pitch, play badminton in our sports hall, host a gala event in the sports hall or anything else, we've got something for you. Click the image above or the link below for more information on the sports facilities we have to offer at East Durham College.

Hire Our Sports Facilities

Conference and Meeting Room Hire

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Looking for the perfect spot to host a meeting or a conference? East Durham College has a number of dedicated spaces set aside for meetings which can be used by external companies. 

Hire Our Meeting Rooms

Equine Facility Hire

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East Durham College's incredible, multi-million pound equine centre is available for external bookings! Our amazing facility includes both indoor and outdoor arenas, as well as full livery for horses (depending on availability). Click the link below for more information on our equine facilities which are available for hire. Please note that booking is done through our Houghall equine team's Facebook page.

Hire Our Equine Facilities


Contact Us

For further information, please contact our specialist Conference & Events Co-ordinator.

t. 0191 518 8291


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