The Hugh and Catherine Stevenson Theatre is available for events. Contact the Commercial Hire department

The Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Contact us

Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8136

Capacity: 142 delegates

With an intimate feel, The Hugh and Catherine Stevenson Theatre is an elegant auditorium with fixed, tiered seating for 142 delegates. It's fully equipped with a screen, HD projector, lectern, two translation booths and an audio-visual control room fully fitted out with state-of-the art equipment.


The perfect space for:

  • AGMs
  • Conferences
  • Film premieres
  • Press conferences
  • Presentations
  • Product launches
  • Road shows
  • Screenings


Capacities and area:

  • Fixed, tiered seating: 142
  • Wheelchair spaces: 4
  • Area: 117m²
  • Foyer standing: 330
  • Foyer seated: 150

Included in the hire of The Stevenson Lecture Theatre is the use of the West foyer, an elegant curved space suitable for registration, refreshments, displays, branding and cloakroom with 248m² of space which can hold between 8-10 exhibition stands.

All delegates can be served a standing lunch or drinks reception here for 330, and up to 150 people can enjoy a seated meal. A 'Green Room' is provided for speakers and VIPs which has easy access to the main stage.

The Stevenson Lecture Theatre and West Foyer are both wheelchair accessible.

Technical specifications

Technical specifications:

Video projection

  • Barco W8 WUXGA 3-chip DLP digital projector,
  • Light output: 8,000 ANSI, resoloution: 1280 x 1024 min/1920 x 1200 max

Video playback formats

  • Blu-Ray DVD (multi region)
  • Digi Beta (PAL)
  • DVCam/Mini DV (PAL)
  • Beta SP (PAL)
  • Betacam SX/MPEG IMX (PAL)


  • Midas Verona 24 Channel mixing desk
  • 2 Sennheiser hand held radio microphones
  • 4 Sennheiser clip radio microphones
  • Audio playback: CD, MP3
  • Audio recording: digital hard drive recoreder


  • Lectern with fixed Audio Technica microphone:
  • 5.1 surround sound
  • Screen ratios 4:3 or 16:9
  • Induction loop in operation

Power supply

  • 13 amp domestic throughout the projection area
  • One 63 Amp 3 phase in projection room
  • 13 amp domestic throughout the projection area
  • One 63 Amp 3 phase in projection room

Floorplan of the spaces for hire:

Floorplan of the spaces for hire:

Other spaces available are:

Getting here

51.519413319978, -0.12695659999997

Main entrance: 
The British Museum
Great Russell Street,
London WC1B 3DG

Second entrance:
Montague Place
London WC1E 7JW.

We recommend that you use the TFL Journey Planner to plan your trip to the Museum.