The Carnegie

The Carnegie - Interior of The Carnegie Main Auditorium

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The Carnegie
Thetford
England
IP24 2DS

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01842 754247

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The Carnegie and Guildhall Complex description

Local Authority (Town Hall etc) / Community Hall / Commercial Venue / Party Venue / Exhibition Space / Business Meeting Rooms

Large (1-300)

A large complex in the heart of Thetford Town made up of two large venues: The Carnegie and The Guildhall. The Carnegie was built in 1968, and over 50 years later it remains the largest venue for hire in Thetford Town Centre. The Guildhall is a Grade II listed and one of the town centres most iconic and beautiful landmarks,

The Carnegie offers a large, modern venue with a huge selection of extra facilities at no extra charge, making itself perfect for wedding receptions, parties and performances for up to 300 attendees. While The Guildhall offers a unique experience and ideally suits hosting craft fairs, meetings and small scale performances for up to 120 attendees.

Three rooms are available for hire, The Main Auditorium (The Carnegie), The Large Court (The Guildhall) and Council Chamber (The Guildhall).

Venue suitability

This venue is suitable for the following uses:

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Venue facilities

10 spaces

Within 50 meters

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Yes

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Yes - Full - Facilities to prepare meal

20 round tables, 30 rectangle tables

300 chairs

Yes

Yes

Yes - Manned

Other venue facilities

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Explore the rooms this venue has for hire by expanding the sections below.

The Main Auditorium fits up to 300 attendees seated, making it the largest venue in Thetford Town centre. The Main Auditorium facilities include:

* Complete stage setup, with curtains and extensive backstage area
* HD Projector and screen, that projects towards the stage
* Built-in sound system
* Stage lighting, along with a programmable lighting deck
* Multiple backstage changing rooms
* On-site Bar facilities, opened and fully staffed at no extra cost
* Retractable theatre style seating
* Kitchen facilities
* Electronically controlled heating/air-conditioning
* Furniture arranged to match your requirements upon request

Capacity

As meeting room:

200

For dining:

200

As theatre:

300

For dancing:

250

For a reception:

200

15m x 17m

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This room is the largest room for hire in the Guildhall. It can cater to up to 150 people seated and is suitable for Small Scale Theatre, Craft Fairs, Choral/Spoken events, Gymnastics/Low intensity workout classes, and more! We are also able to store equipment for regular hires of this hall.

The Guildhall Tea Room is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am-2:30pm and can be used during these times for booking refreshments during bookings. Refreshments can still be prepared for the event regardless of time frame.

Capacity

As meeting room:

120

For dining:

120

As theatre:

120

For dancing:

60

For a reception:

120

10m x 12m

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Yes

This room is a small furnished room capable of seating up to 40 people.

It's been recently refurbished to be used as a conference room, but it's also suitable for interviews, childrens groups and any small gatherings.

8m x 6m

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Yes

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