The purpose-built venue offers a range of corporate and private venue hire options, including a cinema and planetarium enabling a variety of events to be hosted in a high quality and engaging environment.
Corporate Venue Hire
Venue hire charges
Private Party Venue Hire
Mobile planetarium for private hire
Venue Hire Spaces include:
- The Hands-on Exhibition areas (two-floors) for up to 1,400 people.
- The Planetarium - to house private planetarium shows (seats up to 176).
- The Front-of-House space which is ideal for intimate gatherings up to 100 people, with the facility to project corporate logos or photos.
- The Learning Resources Centre (at weekends only) which can be used as break-out spaces for a conference or as a private party space.
Winchester Science Centre's unique, award-winning building is located 2 miles from the centre of Winchester with spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The M3 is within easy reach and there is free car-parking on-site for 180 cars.
Each of the on-site areas can be specially tailored and equipped to create the perfect setting for an event. The highly-qualified, dedicated staff team is available to advise and assist you at all times.
The Planetarium Cinema - Venue Hire
The air-conditioned, state-of-the-art, dramatic planetarium cinema has 176 tiered seats and is equipped with a digital projector and large-format screen, and a 3600 watt output 8.1 surround sound system. There are options for inputs from a range of sources, internet access, video recorder and DVD player. This venue includes use of the planetarium foyer where delegates can be welcomed and invited to enjoy a variety of drink and buffet menus. Planetarium cinema shows can be offered as part of the hire package at an additional cost. Live planetarium shows can be created for a specific event. The Planetarium Cinema has also been used for weddings and proposals - with bespoke planetarium shows being created.
The Front-of-House area provides a partly enclosed space that lends itself to networking events.
The main Hands-On Exhibition areas are available to hire for events, providing a modern, versatile space. The ground-level double entrance and high ceiling make product launches, exhibitions and major conferences easy to accommodate, and a large access door enables easy transit of equipment and products (useful for car launches etc.) Additional staging, lighting and sound equipment can be hired to transform the centre for awards ceremonies, presentations etc.
Every room is equipped with a digital projector and flipcharts. All the facilities are available at half or full-day rates and for evening hire.
The on-site corporate catering is of high quality. Guests can enjoy a variety of buffets, delegate menus and cocktail receptions. Bespoke packages are available.
Winchester Science Centre is a unique venue and has to be seen to be fully appreciated. For mutually convenient times to view the facilities (day, night or weekend) please contact 01962 863791 or email email@example.com.