King Edward VI Grammar School Chelmsford

Large Spaces

KEGS has a large main hall with tiered retractable seating and a good sized stage.  In theatre style, 280 can be seated in the retractable seats, with a further 140 in front, and 180 more in the balcony.  The stage can hold up to a maximum of 95.
By special arrangement we can also hire out a projector and screen, stage lighting, a PA system and a Steinway grand piano.

The hall is 256m2 and measures 16m by 16m.  It is suitable for theatre productions, large public meetings, conferences, dance events, Christmas bazaars, large quiz nights.

The Duffield Library is in the oldest, most historic part of KEGS and is a beautiful, atmospheric room.  Originally the School Hall, it features stained glass windows and high, beamed ceiling and is almost reminiscent of a church.  The room can be arranged in theatre style, seating 100 and would be a perfect venue for educational talks and lectures.

The Music School is in a self-contained building and measures 15m by 11m.  It can seat up to 200 in theatre style, or up to 150 cabaret style.  The room features a high, vaulted ceiling and is a purpose built music hall.  Music stands are available, and a Yamaha grand piano and a drum kit is available for hire, and a PA system, projector and screen can all be hired for an additional cost.  The room is perfect for musical performances, but would also be suitable as a conference venue.

The Dining Hall can accommodate up to 156 informally, sat on school-style folding tables with attached seats.