Known all over the world as a beautiful and unique venue, Coventry Cathedral was designed by architect Sir Basil Spence following the bombing of the city in 1940, it was opened in 1962 and is celebrated as the UK’s favourite 20th century building.
We have a range of spaces available for hire, including the Cathedral Nave and the Ruins, and a great deal of experience in organising events of all sizes. Over the years we have been privileged to host some of the city’s most prestigious events, including the Godiva Awards, BBC Antiques Road Show, Songs of Praise, Question Time and the Mystery Plays to name but a few.
We can host concerts of all kinds, gigs, theatre productions, meetings, conferences, wedding banquets and corporate events. The Ruins are an ideal backdrop for a range of events. We also have smaller spaces for more intimate events, such as meetings, dinners, weddings and services of blessing.
In the Nave of the Cathedral we can accommodate up to 1500 theatre style and 450 cabaret style. We have a range of smaller rooms for workshops, meetings and dinners and, as an added advantage, we are conveniently close to the City Centre and to transport hubs.
If you’re looking for a unique, historic yet timeless venue, why not give us a call and discuss the options available? We would be delighted to work with you to make your event the perfect event.
Someone attending an event recently said, “The unique element is being in the Cathedral itself. The building imposes its special character on all who take part; and the awe and wonder felt, is felt by everyone there – of all faiths, and by those with none.”
Coventry Cathedral – including its Nave, undercroft rooms and our separate conference facility, St Michael’s House – is available for hire for a variety of events. In addition, the Ruins can provide a dramatic backdrop to a wide range of events, especially when floodlit at night. Examples of past events include:
• Awards ceremonies for universities
• Evening and day-time concerts, both classical and rock
• Conferences in the nave and lecture hall
• Banquets and fashion shows in the Nave
• ‘Britain in Bloom’ National Awards
• Dramatic performances – including Shakespeare and the Mystery plays – in the Ruins and Nave
• Summer celebrations in the Ruins
• Meetings, workshops and lunches
• Candlelit corporate receptions with musical accompaniment in the Cathedral Nave.
Together with our catering partners Amadeus, our dedicated team can work with you to ensure that your event is a success. We can help you with:
• All your catering needs
• Staging, sound and lighting systems provided in-house or sourced locally
• Stewarding, if required
• A drinks license
• Hotel accommodation locally
For more information, please enquire online or telephone +44 (0)24 7652 1228
Suitable for workshops, school groups, round table discussions, theatre workshops, lectures and presentations. Seats 70 on raised benches.
Suitable for workshops, lectures and presentations, lunches. Seats 100 theatre style, 70 seated for lunch. Can be hired as a Green Room for events in the Nave.
The Nave is a stunning and inspiring venue for larger events. We can accommodate up to 1500 theatre style and 450 cabaret style. The Nave is used for a wide variety of events from concerts, to banquets, awards ceremonies, TV recordings, balls and conferences. We can adapt to your specific requirements. Over the years we have been privileged to host some of the city’s most prestigious events.
Our on-site café offers a variety of options. Click here for further details.
We are developing St Michael’s House as an up-to-date conference facility. Please ask for details.
Small spaces within the Cathedral can be available for VIP receptions, green room or changing rooms. For ticketed events, the welcome desk is able to offer a sales service. Clients can also make use of our online ticketing facility.