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A venue for every occasion

Northern Ballet is a unique city centre venue that not only offers world-class dance facilities for its two resident companies, Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre, but also provides an exceptional location for entertaining, for business and for events. Our award-winning eco-friendly building can comfortably host events of all kinds for up to 230 people from intimate meetings and private dinners to conferences and performances. We can offer: • 230-seat Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre • Board Suite with breathtaking city views • Meeting Rooms • Seven versatile studios that can be converted for multiple uses • In-house catering & café • Free Wi-Fi and IT facilities • Team building packages • Day Delegate packages • Special parking rates

Photos Karl Andre and Justin Slee

Located in Leeds city centre, Northern Ballet is just two hours from London by train and easily accessed from the M1 and M62. The city of Leeds itself also offers a huge choice of top quality hotels, nightlife and culture. To find out how we can help you with your event, contact our experienced and creative events team: Email: info@northernballet.com Call: 0113 220 8000 northernballet.com/venuehire

Northern Ballet in the heart of Leeds – an exceptional location for entertaining, for business and for events


Board Suite and Meeting Rooms The versatile layouts of our Meeting Rooms and Board Suite allow the rooms to be set up in a number of ways from boardroom to theatre style depending on your requirements. Northern Ballet’s Board Suite is located on the top floor of the building and provides a high quality, flexible meeting and entertaining space. The room can be split into two Board Rooms for an intimate event or used as one large Board Suite. It boasts an adjoining terrace providing spectacular panoramic views across Leeds which is an ideal spot to have drinks and mingle with your guests.

We can offer a full catering service with a range of options to match your event and budget.

Photos Karl Andre and Justin Slee

Our two ground-floor Meeting Rooms can be used individually or joined to make one large room perfect for small to medium sized events. The rooms have IT facilities and projector screens.


Studios Our versatile studios, whilst being purposebuilt for dance, also provide a blank canvas for your larger events from meetings and conferences to private dining, gala dinners, dancing and receptions.

We can provide IT facilities, including a lectern, projector and screen if needed, and we can offer a number of catering options working with local suppliers to ensure that your guests only receive the best quality food at your event. Whether it is a simple tea and coffee station, hot and cold buffet lunch, champagne reception or elaborate five course dinner, we can work with you to provide a mouth-watering menu.

Photos Karl Andre, Justin Slee and Jonathan Taylor

Our building has seven light and airy studios, some of which have adjoining balconies overlooking the city of Leeds. All of the spaces are bright with natural light and high ceilings and can be dressed and decorated to meet your requirements. You can also utilise our mezzanine level which provides a natural break out area for you and your guests.


Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

Natural light floods into the space through floor-to-ceiling windows which run the length of the room and are decorated by ballet-inspired images created by artist Joe Fairfax. These can be easily covered using blackout blinds if you want privacy or to prevent any lighting effects from being lost. For special functions this versatile space can be elaborately decorated using draping on the walls and ceiling. You can also draw on the creativity of the team behind Northern Ballet’s award-winning productions to make your event eye-catching and truly spectacular. We can provide a wide range of catering options for up to 200 people based on your requirements and budget using local suppliers to ensure the best quality.

Photos Karl Andre, Martin Bell and Jonathan Taylor

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is Europe’s largest dance studio and features theatre seating for up to 230 people making it a fantastic choice for large conferences, dinners and receptions. You can also benefit from the specialist lighting, sound and projector systems with technical support in our fully equipped working theatre.


Rooms and facilities Our building is versatile and each room can be used for multiple purposes. This is an indication of the maximum capacities that we can accommodate per room:

30m x 15m Gala Dinner

200

Reception

230

Cabaret

200

Theatre

230

5.8m x 6m

2.9m x 6m

40

20

Studios (6 available)

Studio 7

Board Suite

Board Room (2 available)

15m x 15m

14m x 10m

8.1m x 4.7m

4m x 4.7m

100

70

120

100

100

60

40

20

36

15

120

80

36

15

Boardroom

24

12

60

40

24

10

Horseshoe of Chairs

18

10

18

8

U-Shape

18

Private Dining

20

10

22

10

We can offer: in-house catering and cafĂŠ, free Wi-Fi throughout and IT facilities, lifts to all floors, in-house audiovisual equipment, and hearing loop. We can accommodate almost any kind of event so if you are looking for something not included above please get in touch and discuss how we can make your event happen.

Photo Brian Slater

Stanley & Audrey Meeting Room Meeting Room Burton Theatre (Merged) (Single) (2 available)


Our building Northern Ballet opened in 2011 and won the Civic Building of the Year Award 2011 and 2011 National Lottery Award for Best Arts Project. It has been built to the highest environmental standards so you can be sure that your event doesn’t cost the earth. Our green credentials include: • A green roof covered in sedum to provide a natural habitat for insects and birds • Recycled rain water used to flush toilets • Solar panels • Computer-controlled lighting

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Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS1 7PA Northern Ballet Theatre trading as Northern Ballet. Registered Charity No 259140. VAT No 146 6307 66. Company Registration No 947096. All information is correct at the time of print but is subject to change. Designed by Andrassy Media www.andrassymedia.co.uk

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