Facilities and venue hire

Kingston University offers a range of state-of-the-art facilities, unique venues and flexible learning spaces that are available to hire.

Our campuses are located in the historic riverside town of Kingston upon Thames, just 30 minutes from the heart of London.

Hire of specialist facilities, laboratories, studios and workshops

We have invested heavily in cutting-edge specialist facilities, laboratories, studios and workshops covering a wide range of disciplines. They can be hired for concept testing, product development, research, creative ventures and more.

Facilities are fitted with professional-grade equipment; technical expertise is available from dedicated expert technicians who can support you in your use of our spaces.

Art and design facilities

Kingston University art and design facilities

Kingston School of Art recently completed an award-winning £32m extension, featuring a suite of world-leading art and design studios and workshops.

  • 3D workshop with dedicated spaces for stone, ceramics, metal work, plastics, plaster, welding and a casting foundry
  • Digital media workshop featuring 128 iMac workstations for 2D and 3D design and large format scanners and printers
  • Fashion workshop including a range of sewing and knitting machines
  • HackSpace which features 3D printing, electronic components, sensors, soldering stations and tools for prototyping and hackable electronics
  • Moving image workshop featuring studios enabled for broadcast-quality filming, sound recording, animation and motion graphics and post-production
  • Photography workshop which can accommodate projects at all scales, including table-top photography, backdrops, lighting facilities, traditional and digital darkrooms and specialist equipment such as a super slow motion camera
  • Printmaking studio, fully equipped from a Risograph and screen printing facilities to a letterpress and bookbinding area.

Business and social sciences facilities

Bloomberg Trading Room

Computing and mathematics facilities

Virtual reality at Kingston University

Engineering facilities

Kingston University engineering facilities

Healthcare facilities

Healthcare facilities at Kingston University

  • Practice simulation suites that include home environments and immersive rooms for developing and practising clinical skills in a safe environment.

Performing arts facilities

Music facilities at Kingston University

  • Our new building, Town House (winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2021) holds our professional dance and drama studios as well as performance and event spaces available for hire
  • A range of professional music studio facilities are available to hire including the Visconti Studio stocked with vintage and rare recording equipment and featuring a unique collection of instruments including a Mellotron, a Hammond organ, and a Steinway concert grand piano.

Pharmacy, chemistry, biosciences facilities

Exercise physiology laboratories at Kingston University

Contact us

To find out more or to enquire about hiring Kingston University's specialist facilities and resources, please contact Business Services.

Hire of other University spaces

Lecture theatres, meeting rooms, event venues, filming locations, exhibition spaces

Venues at Kingston University

Our versatile, modern venues and high-quality spaces can facilitate a variety of meetings, events and occasions.

We offer classrooms, lecture theatres, meeting rooms, event venues, exhibition spaces, filming locations and dining facilities of varying sizes. Our University spaces can also offer ideal locations for filming.

 Visit the University's Conferencing website for further information.

Hire of Town House

Kingston University Town House

Town House, winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2021, Kingston University's new landmark building on Penrhyn Road campus is available to be hired for meetings, conferences, filming, performances, events and more.

Designed by award-winning Grafton Architects and capturing the spirit of learning and community cohesion, the building features an amphitheatre-style performance space seating 270 and a meeting room seating 30 on the top floor with stunning views over Kingston.

Hire of halls of residence

Kingston University halls of residence

Our well-equipped halls of residence can be hired outside of term-time for residential conferences, groups and individuals.

Hire of sports facilities

Kingston University sports facilities

The University also has a sports ground at Tolworth Court which provides excellent facilities for outdoor sports, with a pavilion comprising a café, bar and event space.

Contact us

Please contact the University's Conference Office to find out more.


Hire of Dorich House Museum

About the Museum

Dorich House Museum

Located close to Kingston Hill campus, Dorich House Museum is the 1930s former home of renowned sculptor, Dora Gordine. The museum holds the largest collection of Gordine's paintings, drawings and sculpture in the world, as well as an important collection of Russian art and design.

Contact the Museum

There is a range of unique spaces available for hire. Please contact Dorich House Museum for more information.