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An iconic, multi-award winning live music venue, a working church, a centre for those experiencing homelessness, and also a beautiful building with many flexible spaces for hire - all inside a gorgeous, Grade I listed building! Our experienced and supportive team will help plan your event from booking to load out, whether it be a long term rehearsal, one off workshop or a public event.

*Please note: we are not able to host private parties, including wedding receptions.*


The Chapel

The Chapel itself is the most well-known space at UC. Home to many famous gigs over the years, this space is also great for corporate events, ceremonies, large-scale meetings, and film and photoshoots. The Chapel is octagonal in shape with ground floor and balcony seating in the original wooden pews (seated capacity of 900). Our bespoke stage sits underneath the beautiful stained glass, rose window and our unique Henry Willis organ. The Chapel can be hired through our all inclusive gig package, or by an hourly rate as a dry space hire. For more information on the Chapel, please see the attached package of tech specs and venue information, as well as the floor plan.

Sunday School Hall

The Sunday School Hall is a beautiful period hall with an internal balcony on three sides. It has a high ceiling, original wooden beams, and cast iron pillars. This space is most suitable for long term hires and is hired exclusively - set, props and equipment can be left in place overnight. On short notice, the Sunday School Hall can also be hired for shorter term hires, or evening event hires (standing capacity of 200). For more information on the Sunday School Hall, please see the attached floor plan.


Upper Hall

Originally built as a lecture hall, the high ceilings, wooden floor, and medieval style features lend to its atmosphere. It's a great space for meetings, away days, photoshoots, as well as auditions and rehearsals. As this space acts as our bar when there is a gig in the Chapel, it is only available in the evenings on short notice and not available for exclusive hires. If available, the Upper Hall is also a great space for intimate gigs (standing capacity of 180). For more information on the Upper Hall, please see the attached floor plan.


Lower Hall

The Lower Hall is a great, multi-purpose room on the lower level of the building with large windows and a flexible space great for auditions, meetings, and workshops. The Lower Hall can also be hired in the evenings for weekly dance classes, choir rehearsals, or other evening activities (recommended maximum capacity of 40). This hall is not available for exclusive hires. For more information on the Lower Hall, please see the attached floor plan.


Committee Room

The Committee Room is our smallest room, but still full of the same beauty and unique features as the other halls. This space is used as our dressing room for gigs, and as such is often only available for half day, morning hires (recommended maximum capacity of 30). For more information on the Committee Room, please see the attached floor plan.


Please be in touch with us to discuss your potential hire and rates! We are accustomed to a multitude of different kinds of events, rehearsals, and other hires, and are very willing to help you decide on the best room for your needs.

Whole Venue Capacity +
  • Venue capacity icon Theatre: 900
  • Venue capacity icon Boardroom: 50
  • Venue capacity icon Cabaret: 70
  • Venue capacity icon Standing: 200
  • Venue capacity icon Dining: 70
Hire Options +
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    Full day hire
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    Half day hire
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    Hourly hire
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    Long term hire
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  • Full venue hire
Features & Restrictions +


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    Dry Hire
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    Inhouse caterers available
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    Tables & Chairs
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    Tableware & Crockery
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    Vegan Friendly
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    Venue can provide alcohol
  • Allow external caterers
  • Approved caterers only
  • Can provide Halal
  • Can provide Kosher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Full catering kitchen
  • Kitchen facilities available
  • Wet Hire

Allowed Events

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    Loud Music
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    Ticketed Events
  • 18th Birthday Parties
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Child friendly
  • Open past 12am


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    Alcohol License
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    Temporary event notices (TENs) available
  • BYOB
  • Civil ceremony licence
  • Full wedding license
  • Late License
  • Noise restrictions

Venue Specs

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    Breakout rooms
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    Early access
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    Rain friendly
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    Separate Entrance
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    Smoking area
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    Wheelchair access
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    Whiteboards/ flipcharts
  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cloakroom
  • Dancefloor
  • Dog friendly
  • Elevator
  • Goods lift
  • Loading bay
  • Outside area
  • Parking Facilities


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    AV equipment
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    Bring your own DJ
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    Hearing loop
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    On-site technician
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    PA System
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    Screens / Projector
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  • High Speed Fibre Optic
  • Hybrid Events
  • Live Streaming
  • Sky Sports
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Recording
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