Welcome up to 700 guests in our Ondaatje Lecture Theatre.
Our evening lectures package includes exclusive use of our spacious Ondaatje Lecture Theatre with a fully integrated system for lectures, talks and film screenings, bespoke LED lighting to compliment your branding, and a digital desk with multiple options and capabilities. The nearby Map Room makes a stunning setting for an evening reception with large windows that look out over the garden terrace. To cater for a larger group, additional rooms at the venue are available as add-ons.
The Ondaatje Lecture Theatre deserves a special mention. Organising an international lecture with speakers from overseas, requires special support in the projection room, where a variety of presentations must be woven together to give a seamless evening. We are grateful to the audio-visual production team for their professional support in all four lectures we have organised to date.
Oman Natural Heritage Annual Lecture
Exclusive use of the Ondaatje Lecture Theatre for lectures, talks or film screenings
Use of the Map Room for an evening reception/pay bar facility, with the option to add our Main Hall and Education Centre rooms for larger groups
A small meeting room is included with evening hire to be available as a green room
Full AV setup in the Ondaatje Lecture Theatre
Entry to the building via the Exhibition Road entrance
Availability Monday to Sunday for evening hire between 5.30pm and 11.00pm
Our dedicated venue hire team to support you on the day
Our state-of-the-art Ondatjee Lecture Theatre is fully equipped with award-wining AV systems to deliver events from inspiring lectures and talks to high quality film screenings. The Theatre stage can be set up with a lectern as well as a formal panel table or relaxed armchairs for an informal interview style. The Theatre has a maximum capacity of 700, but works equally well for smaller groups.
Ground floor: 422 seats
Balcony: 278 seats
Included in the package is the nearby Map Room which can accommodate up to 150 standing for a special VIP reception or can be used as space for a pay bar facility on a first-come, first-served basis. For larger groups, the Main Hall and Education Centre can be added on to your package to accommodate a total of 450 guests standing.
Map Room capacity: 150 standing
Map Room, Main Hall and Education Centre capacity: 450 standing
Ondaatje Lecture Theatre balcony
Ondaatje Lecture Theatre ground floor
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The standard AV setup in the Theatre includes:
Panasonic laser projector
Lectern and lectern microphone
Remote control for presentations
We can also provide the additional equipment should you need:
Six table microphones
Four handheld microphones
Three to six lapel microphones (depending on the number of technicians)
Two screens in front of the stage for a comfort monitor and a timer monitor
Full control of the lighting including changing the colour of the LED strips and sails
Balcony lights can be switched off for smaller groups
Catering can be served in the Map Room, Main Hall and Education Centre. Whilst the Theatre can accommodate up to 700 attendees, the catering spaces can accommodate between 150 - 450 for a VIP standing reception or be setup for a pay bar facility on a first-come, first-served basis (once the bar area is full, other guests will need to go to the Theatre). Events frequently organise a mix between a reception and a pay bar, so please get in touch with the venue team and we can help find the best option for you. To choose catering options for your event, partner with our trusted caterers, Lodge Catering.
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There are two spaces in the Ondaatje Lecture Theatre for wheelchair users, but should you require additional spaces then please do contact us in advance. A ramp can be provided for speakers to access the stage. There are a set of steps on the ground floor of the venue (connecting the Theatre to the ambulatory), but a stair lift is available for wheelchair users.
Please contact us in advance if you have any queries about accessibility.
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Contact us at:
+44 (0)20 7591 3090
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