nave-banquetCoventry 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 needsruins-ball
•   Equipment
•   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

The Chapter House

Suitable for workshops, school groups, round table discussions, theatre workshops, lectures and presentations. Seats 70 on raised benches.

The Lecture Hall

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 Cathedral 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.

Rising Café

Our on-site café offers a variety of options. Click here for further details.

St Michael’s House

We are developing St Michael’s House as an up-to-date conference facility. Please ask for details.

Other facilities

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.

Our spaces

Chapter House
Lecture Hall
The Nave
Rising Café
St Michael’s House
Other facilities
Contact us







Coventry Cathedral
1 Hill Top
Coventry CV1 5AB

Switchboard: +44 (0) 24 7652 1200
Events Team: +44 (0) 24 7652 1228