Our award-winning campus situated in the heart of Southend-on-Sea has the facilities, space and technology to host a wide range of events including; concerts, seminars, meetings, conferences, exhibitions, films and TV. A full catering service is also available for all events.
We also have campuses in Basildon and Thurrock, and also partnerships with other venue providers. They too have the capacity to host a variety of functions as your event requires.
Clients and events have included:
- Anne Frank Trust exhibition
- Business Link
- Essex County Council
- Essex Police
- HMP & YOI Bullwood Hall
- Leigh Film Society: featuring screenings of Lyndsay Anderson’s If... (1968) including a talk by star of the film, David Wood, and a screening of international cult hit, Czech Dream (2005) featuring a talk by the film’s producer.
- Southend Festival’s An Evening with Darth Vader (actor Dave Prowse) and Mike Edmonds, both of Star Wars fame
- Lynn Tait Gallery
- Simon Woodroffe seminar (author, panellist on BBC’s Dragons’ Den, founder of Yo! Sushi Restaurants)
- Southend Borough Council
- Royal Air Force
- Army Engagement Team
Seating up to 500, the Atrium is ideal for large scale events, shows and concerts.
250-seat Performance Pod, café facilities at Chill Express and our new performing arts centre.
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London-style brasserie featuring sophisticated décor and relaxed ambience.
Fully-licensed bar, open plan tables and private booths, training kitchens.
Performance pod/lecture theatre designed from the inside-out utilising the latest acoustic surveys.
Stage, drop down HD projector, Blu-ray, DVD, VHS and Powerpoint.
The Backstage Centre
World-class production facility featuring 10,000sq/ft sound stage, recording studio, dance studio, CAD suite, meeting rooms and auxiliary spaces. Situated next to the Royal Opera House Production Workshop on a 14-acre site The Backstage Centre can provide for any event, meeting or space requirement.
Sound stage, Recording studio, Dance studio, Green room and Meeting rooms.More information