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We have a range of modern lecture theatres and classrooms available for hire at our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses.

Whether you’re looking for a small meeting room for 20 people or a conference venue for 400, we have plenty of spaces to choose from. We also have a range of specialist creative spaces, including recording studios, art rooms and animation suites.

Our dedicated ARU Conferences team looks after over 900 events each year.

Conference Room #1

LAB 026, 002, 003:

Three impressive tiered lecture theatres.

  • LAB026 holds up to 400 people (43 with social distancing)
  • LAB002 and LAB003 each take 200 (22 with social distancing).
  • All offer space for catering.
  • Four-hour hire £800 (LAB026) or £525
  • Eight-hour hire £1,000 (LAB026) or £700
  • Day delegate rates from £28.10
Conference Room #2


  • A Harvard-style lecture theatre with room for up to 60 people (22 with social distancing), with the option for catering to be served in an adjacent classroom.
  • Four-hour hire £190
  • Eight-hour hire £250
  • Day delegate rates from £28.10
Conference Room #3


A bright and modern tiered lecture theatre


Additional Conference Rooms


  • The perfect solution for training, meetings, small conferences or breakout rooms.


  • Housed in our new Science Centre.

Corporate suite:

  • Ideal for a range of events or as a catering and exhibition area.


  • 16 to 70 people (maximum 17 people with social distancing).


  •  292 people (34 with social distancing).

Corporate suite:

  • 90 people (or 36 with social distancing).
  • All of our rooms come with a projector, screen, PC, speakers for PC audio and VGA and HDMI cables for connecting laptops. Our lecture theatres and some large classrooms also come with PA systems and fixed microphones.

All built-in equipment is included in the room hire charge. Additional equipment is available on request and we have excellent in-house technicians who can assist you if required.

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available on our campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford using our Ruskin Guest Network. As the event organiser, you'll be issued with a PIN which you can share with delegates.

IT support

On-call IT support or IT support for set-up during working hours Monday-Friday is complimentary.

If an IT technician is required on-site for evening and weekend events, or to sit throughout the duration of an event, a £27.50 per hour charge will apply (minimum two-hour charge at weekends).


Anglia Ruskin University
East Road
Cambridge CB1 1PT.




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