Venue Hire

Introduction

The Wakefield City Campus is in the heart of Wakefield City Centre, with just minutes walk from Wakefield Westgate station and Merchant Gate car park. It has a variety of refurbished buildings and new modern spaces. Our rooms are spaciously designed and have excellent AV equipment for presentations.

Wakefield College’s new £7M Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC) welcomed its first cohort of students in 2017 and promises to transform high-level skills delivery in the district. With a spacious design, luxurious surroundings and excellent AV equipment for presentations, our ro oms meet the needs for any occasion.

Our Grade 2 listed Waterton Building offers dedicated dance and drama facilities including the 160 seat capacity Mechanics’ Theatre. Beautifully designed with many decorative features, this is a truly splendid area and gives a sense of occasion that simply cannot be matched anywhere else.

Castleford Campus is a purpose built site in Glasshoughton. Our conference room is ideal for interview sessions, private meetings and includes complimentary Wi-Fi. Located just off the M62, and a five-minute walk from Glasshoughton train station. The campus has excellent public transport links to Castleford, Pontefract. Leeds and Wakefield.

Our dedicated External Booking Team will ensure your event runs smoothly, making certain that you receive a polite and friendly service from start to finish.

How to book?

Please call 01924 789400 or email externalbookings@wakefield.ac.uk to discuss room availability and your requirements.

Make a Booking Enquiry

Venues

Wakefield City Campus

In the heart of Wakefield City Centre, the Wakefield City Campus is a modern, professional venue for any level of customer.

With our award-winning training restaurant, Gaskell’s, and Petite Gaskell’s Deli it also provides kitchen facilities for hire.

Castleford Campus

Our Castleford Campus provides an exceptional distinctive environment for the needs of all customers.

With purpose-built engineering facilities and construction skills workshops which have been designed with input from professionals within the industry.

Waterton Building

The old Wakefield Museum building, which was built in 1823, is just minutes from Wakefield City Campus and within the heart of the Wakefield City centre.

With state-of-the-art facilities including fully equipped professional-standard dance and drama studios.

The Mechanics’ Theatre

The Mechanics’ Theatre is used for a range of performances, internal events and shows as well as events for, and by, the Wakefield community. With seating for up to 160 it makes a professional, working theatre.

ASIC Building

Our Lecture Theatre here at the ASIC building can seat up to a maximum of 90 people and offers a full wall projection as well as sound and lighting options.

Classrooms in the ASIC building offer computer and presentation facilities through our brand new large 90 inch CleverTouch Smart TV screens attached to the wall at the front of each classroom.

The Business Lounge is a multifunctional space that includes a small conference table, coffee table and breakout pods.

Featured Spaces

Meeting Room

WA009

Capacity: 8 - 10
Room Type: Meeting
Location: Wakefield City Campus

Example costs
  • Monday - Friday
    Per Hour: £25
    Half Day (4hrs): £90
    Full Day (8hrs): £160

Meeting/Conference Room

WA010

Capacity: 20
Room Type: Board room style layout
Location: Wakefield City Campus

Example costs
  • Monday - Friday
    Per Hour: £25
    Half Day (4hrs): £90
    Full Day (8hrs): £160

Conference Room

Gaskells Conference Suite

Capacity: 80 (theatre style)
Room Type: Conference Room
Location: Wakefield City Campus

Example costs
  • Monday - Friday
    Per Hour: £33
    Half Day (4hrs): £120
    Full Day (8hrs): £200

Meeting Room

ASIC Business Lounge

Capacity: 8 - 16
Room Type: Multifunctional space
Location: Wakefield City Campus
Availablity: Available as part of a larger hire package

Example costs
  • Monday - Friday
    Per Hour: £25
    Half Day (4hrs): £100
    Full Day (8hrs): £200
  • Saturday
    Per Hour: £35
    Half Day (4hrs): £140
    Full Day (8hrs): £280

Classroom

ASIC Classroom

Capacity: 15 - 40
Room Type: Various layouts possible, CleverTouch Smart TV Screen
Location: Wakefield City Campus

Example costs
  • Monday - Friday
    Per Hour: £25
    Half Day (4hrs): £100
    Full Day (8hrs): £200
  • Saturday
    Per Hour: £35
    Half Day (4hrs): £140
    Full Day (8hrs): £280

Lecture Theatre

ASIC Lecture Theatre

Capacity: 90
Room Type: Theatre layout with CleverTouch Smart TV Screen
Location: Wakefield City Campus

Example costs
  • Monday - Friday
    Half Day (4hrs): £124
    Full Day (8hrs): £247
    Per Hour (after 8hrs): £48
  • Saturday
    Half Day (4hrs): £162
    Full Day (8hrs): £323
    Per Hour (after 8hrs): £71

Meeting Room

Various ASIC Meeting Rooms

Capacity: 6 - 8
Room Type: Meeting Room
Location: Wakefield City Campus

Example costs
  • Monday - Friday
    Per Hour (after 8hrs): £15
    Half Day (4hrs): £50
    Full Day (8hrs): £80
  • Saturday
    Per Hour (after 8hrs): £19
    Half Day (4hrs): £62
    Full Day (8hrs): £99

Meeting Room

Various ASIC Meeting Rooms

Capacity: 6 - 8
Room Type: Meeting Room
Location: Wakefield City Campus

Example costs
  • Monday - Friday
    Per Hour (after 8hrs): £15
    Half Day (4hrs): £50
    Full Day (8hrs): £80
  • Saturday
    Per Hour (after 8hrs): £19
    Half Day (4hrs): £62
    Full Day (8hrs): £99

Theatre

Mechanic’s Theatre

Capacity: 160
Room Type: Specialist/Theatre
Location: Wakefield City Campus, Waterton Building

Example costs
  • Monday - Thursday
    Half Day (4hrs): £130
    Full Day (8hrs): £260
    Per Hour (after 8hrs): £50
  • Friday - Sunday
    Half Day (4hrs): £170
    Full Day (8hrs): £340
    Per Hour (after 8hrs): £75

Large Meeting Room

CX314

Capacity: 22
Room Type: Board room style layout
Location: Castleford Campus

Example costs
  • Monday - Friday
    Per Hour: £33
    Half Day (4hrs): £120
    Full Day (8hrs): £200

Meeting Room

CX301/CX313

Capacity: 8
Room Type: Meeting Room
Location: Castleford Campus

Example costs
  • Monday - Friday
    Per Hour: £15
    Half Day (4hrs): £50
    Full Day (8hrs): £80

Drama Studio

WWG003

Capacity: 25
Room Type: Specialist
Location: Wakefield City Campus, Waterton Building

Example costs
  • Per Hour: £25
    Half Day (4hrs): £90
    Full Day (8hrs): £160

Dance Studio

WWG004

Capacity: 25
Room Type: Specialist
Location: Wakefield City Campus, Waterton Building

Example costs
  • Per Hour: £25
    Half Day (4hrs): £90
    Full Day (8hrs): £160

Studio

WWB001

Capacity: 25
Room Type: Specialist
Location: Wakefield City Campus, Waterton Building

Example costs
  • Per Hour: £25
    Half Day (4hrs): £90
    Full Day (8hrs): £160

Gym - Strength & Conditioning Rooms

Room Type: Specialist
Location: Wakefield City Campus

Example costs
  • Per Hour: £40
    Half Day (4hrs): £140
    Full Day (8hrs): £280

Library

Room Type: Specialist
Location: Wakefield City Campus

Example costs
  • Per Hour: £44
    Half Day (4hrs): £160
    Full Day (8hrs): £300

Library

Room Type: Specialist
Location: Castleford Campus

Example costs
  • Per Hour: £44
    Half Day (4hrs): £160
    Full Day (8hrs): £300

Refectory

Room Type: Use as exhibition space
Location: Wakefield City Campus

Example costs
  • Per Hour: £75
    Half Day (4hrs): £250
    Full Day (8hrs): £450

VAT is not payable on room bookings, it is payable on refreshments and staffs’ hours.
For large events rooms are booked with a 10% deposit, non refundable if cancelled within two weeks of event.
Refreshments are available - please ask for a brochure.

Locations

Wakefield College
Wakefield City Campus
Margaret Street
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 2DH

Wakefield College
Castleford Campus
Thunderhead Ridge
Castleford
West Yorkshire
WF10 4UA

Wakefield College
Thornes Park Campus
Thornes Park
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF2 8QZ

Booking Enquiry

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Mechanics’ Theatre

In 2012 the College was delighted to acquire the Grade 2 listed Wakefield Museum building, which was built in 1823, to develop into a Performing Arts Centre. Situated only a little over 300 metres from the Wakefield City Campus, the Waterton Building includes as its centre-piece the 160 seat Mechanics’ Theatre, named in honour of one of the building’s previous uses.