Facilities & Lettings

Facilities & Lettings

Welcome to The King’s School, Gloucester; an historic venue in the heart of the city with a range of facilities available to let to the wider community for events and functions. Whether you require a venue for a lecture, formal dinner, musical or charity event or sports camp, King’s is a perfect location for all.

Facilities include the Ivor Gurney Hall, restored in 2016, to provide a striking venue for performing arts, dinner and reception events, the iconic Sports Pavilion and grounds on Archdeacon Meadow, with Cricket Pavilion and All Weather Pitch, as well as our main School Hall - an ideal space for entertaining large groups of people. At different times of the year we are also able to offer for let car parking, teaching rooms, a lecture theatre, cookery suite and marquee.

King’s has plenty of parking, as well as easy road and public transport access, providing both an inspirational and practical location for every occasion.

The King’s School catering team are available to assist with all types of food and drink requests.  Catering can be provided for both large and small events and our experienced catering team are always on hand to offer their expert opinion and service.

We understand that every event is unique and so our dedicated team are always happy to discuss your specific needs. If you would like to visit the School to see our facilities for yourself, we can arrange a viewing at a time to suit you.

Please contact the Events and Lettings Co-ordinator, who will be pleased to show you around.  Email: [email protected]  Telephone: 01452 337337.

Our Facilities

School HallSchool Hall
Ivor Gurney HallIvor Gurney Hall
All Weather PitchAll Weather Pitch

School Hall

The School Hall was built in 1964 to the delight of the King’s School Dramatic Society.  The first play to be performed by them on the new stage was William Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and has since this production seen many more students perform in the Hall, including the actor Simon Pegg. 

Today the Hall is the hub of day to day life at King’s. It is also used by local Dance Groups, Gloucester Comedy Festival, The Mariners Church, Cotswold Chess Congress as well as hosting many academic lectures and seminars.

The Hall is an ideal space for entertaining large groups of people with easy access and parking facilities. The Hall also features recently installed, state-of-the-art, audio-visual equipment with large projection screen.

Room Dimensions
NameDimensions (m)TheatreClassroomDrinks ReceptionBuffet MealFormal Meal
Dining Room28.36 x 14.05300150350200130
Hire Rates
FacilityPer DayPer Hour (Min 4 Hrs)Discretionary Discounts
Dining Hall£600£85Can be applied to some Charitable / Education Events

Ivor Gurney Hall

The Hall was formerly the King’s School ‘Old Gym’ until it’s restoration which was completed in February 2016, when it was opened as new facility to enhance the performing arts within the School.   Ivor Gurney Hall is named in honour of one of the school’s most distinguished musicians and poets. 

Its key feature is the intricate arch-braced roof, which has now been restored in the striking multi-coloured style associated with Augustus Pugin and other masters of the 19th century Gothic Revival.  It blends the striking use of medieval colour with the type of creative exuberance fitting for a centre dedicated to the performing arts, in what can only be described as a uniquely imaginative and bold design. The Perpendicular window at the east end, the Rose window at the west end and the square ecclesiastically-shaped windows along the side of the building has also all been restored to bring out their original elegance.   

The hall, which is equipped with a state of the art sound system, is used extensively by the School’s performing arts students as well as local choral / historic groups.

Room Dimensions
NameDimensions (m)TheatreClassroomDrinks ReceptionBuffet MealFormal Meal
Ivor Gurney19.51 x 6.6699501408070
Hire Rates
FacilityPer DayPer Hour (Min 4 Hrs)
Ivor Gurney£500£70

All Weather Pitch

The King’s School All Weather Pitch at Archdeacon Meadow includes a warm up area and floodlighting allowing matches or training to take place in the evenings or when the light fades. The All Weather Pitch is available to the wide community, including local schools and sports clubs for up to 50% of each year.