Venue Hire


Venue Hire at Lighthouse

Lighthouse is a charity specialising in connecting new developments in art, technology and society. Our central Brighton venue can be hired for meetings, workshops or screenings. When you hire one of our spaces you are supporting our artistic programme and talent development schemes.

We have a choice of three flexible rooms all located in the former printworks we share with a number of creative and cultural business tenants. Lighthouse is in the heart of the North Laine, Brighton’s vibrant cultural quarter – surrounded by great bars and restaurants, and just a ten-minute walk from the train station and the sea front.

Our events team provide first-rate support, as well as professional audiovisual equipment and quality catering on request.

The Lighthouse team were excellent, the location was ideal and all the refreshments were outstanding. Will definitely look at coming again.” – University of Sussex


ROOMS FOR HIRE

Conference Room

Conference Room

The Conference Room is our most popular space for meetings, workshops, brainstorming and away-days. The room is bright and airy, is equipped with a projector, and is fully air-conditioned.

Capacity: 14 classroom (u-shape facing projection wall) / 16 boardroom (closed ended, not facing projection wall) / 25 theatre style. Size: 45 sq metres.

Conference Room Rates
Mon-Fri: Half Day £160+VAT / Full Day £290+VAT
Non-profit discount 25%

Technical Specifications
Projector: Hitachi CP-X505 LCD Projector. The projector is setup with a VGA lead and we can provide the following adaptors: VGA to HDMI, VGA to Apple mini display port, VGA to USB-C.
Speakers: stereo, which you can connect through a phono lead.

Digital Lounge

Digital Lounge

The Digital Lounge is a large multi-purpose space, suitable for presentations, seminars, screenings and workshops. Its flexible layout and size makes it ideal for interactive and hands-on workshops, and also provides a good backdrop for photo shoots. It is equipped with a projector and is fully air-conditioned.

Capacity: 24 classroom (u-shape facing projection wall) / 70 theatre / 30 cabaret style. Size: 76 sq metres.

Digital Lounge Rates
Mon-Fri: Half Day £160+VAT / Full Day £290+VAT
Non-profit discount 25%

Technical Specifications
Projector: Optoma DH1010 (2011), resolution is 1080p full HD – 16:9 presentation ratio. The projector is setup with a VGA lead and we can provide the following adaptors: VGA to HDMI, VGA to Apple mini display port, VGA to USB-C.
Speakers: The room has a surround sound speaker which you can connect to through a phono lead.

Wheelchair access
The Lighthouse venue is fully wheelchair accessible. A maximum of two wheelchairs are allowed at a time in the Digital Lounge.

Reception Area

Reception Area

Reception Area
The Reception Area is a shared space available for breakouts and catering when you book the Conference Room or Digital Lounge. The space is also available to hire in the evenings and at weekends.

Technical Specifications
Projector: Acer P7500, resolution is 1080p full HD – 16:9 presentation ratio. The projector is setup with a VGA lead and we can provide the following adaptors: VGA to HDMI, VGA to Apple mini display port, VGA to USB-C.
Speakers: 4 speaker sound system

Catering

Catering

We work with a range of catering partners, and can provide catering for business lunches, post-conference drinks and receptions.
Alternatively if you fancy popping out for lunch we are in the perfect spot to access the best of Brighton’s independent cafes and restaurants. You are also welcome to arrange your own lunches if preferred, please just run your plans past us so we know what to expect.

Refreshments – Tea, coffee, water, biscuits: £2+VAT per person. Top-ups £1+VAT per person.
Lunch – sandwiches, crisps and cakes: £8+VAT per person, minimum order 10 people.

We have a fully licensed mobile bar that can be hired with service staff. Individual quotes can be provided on request – please contact us for details.


Facilities

All meeting rooms come equipped with wifi, air conditioning, a flipchart and pens. The Conference Room and Digital Lounge have ceiling mounted projectors installed, as well as surround sound.

A Technician can be booked if required.




Booking Information

Time slots

Mon- Fri Morning Half Day:
Arrival time – 09:00
Leaving time -13:00

Mon- Fri Afternoon Half Day:
Arrival time – 13:30
Leaving time – 17:30

Mon- Fri Full Day:
Arrival time – 09:00
Leaving time – 17:30

Evening & Weekends: Our standard opening hours are 0900-1730 Monday to Friday. Our venue is available to hire outside of these hours, subject to availability, get in touch for more details.

Rates & discounts
All prices exclude VAT.
Charity/Non-profit discount 25% on room hire rate only.

Room hire cancellation policy:
Less than 48 hours notice: 80% of room hire and equipment costs.
Less than 5 days notice: 30% of room hire and equipment costs.


How to Book

If you would like to speak to our events team about your booking or arrange a venue visit, please call Connor on 01273 647197 or email info@lighthouse.org.uk.
Room hires are not confirmed until a completed room booking form is received.

Or fill in our enquiry form below:


Address

Lighthouse
28 Kensington Street
Brighton
BN1 4AJ


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Transport & Accessibility

Lighthouse is about a ten-minute walk from Brighton train station and close to the city’s excellent bus links. The nearest bus stop to us is the Kensington Gardens stop on North Road. There are numerous cycle racks in nearby streets, particularly outside the Library in Jubilee Street.

We do not have access to any parking spaces at Lighthouse. The nearest disabled parking bay is in Robert Street.

Wheelchair access & policy:
The Lighthouse venue is fully wheelchair accessible. The venue is on two floors. A maximum of two wheelchairs at a time in the Digital Lounge / lower ground floor.
Ground Floor: Reception Area & Conference Room
Lower Ground Floor: Digital Lounge & Toilets
The Ground Floor is accessed at street level, there is no ramp required. Access to the lower ground floor (Digital Lounge) is by platform lift or stairs. The lift can hold a maximum weight of 300kg. It is designed to carry two people and one wheelchair, however in cases where a power motorised wheelchair is very heavy it may only be possible to hold one wheelchair and one person. The platform lift is run by the user inside the lift pressing a button and keeping it pressed down until the desired floor is reached. Lighthouse staff will assist with use of the lift.


Car parks:
The nearest car park to Lighthouse is situated on North Road. Though beware, the tariff can be very expensive after 9am. More info is here.

The most reasonably priced carpark is off Trafalgar Street, just two streets away from Lighthouse. More info is here.


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