Francis Crick Auditorium, looking towards the technicians booth. Bright read matt seats, and lights gleaming.

Francis Crick Auditorium

The Auditorium is in the heart of the modern event space and accommodates up to 295 people in a tiered theatre style

The Auditorium hosts a comprehensive range of audiovisual equipment controlled by experienced technicians who are on hand throughout your event.

View the space within our virtual tour here.

AV equipment included as standard:

  • High definition projection
  • Repeater screens
  • Built-in HD cameras with dedicated recording/streaming capabilities
  • Sound system with comprehensive array of microphones (2 lectern microphones, 4 hand-held microphones, 4 lapel microphones and 4 table top microphones)
  • Built-in repeater screen on the lectern
  • Hybrid event production system (see below)
  • Full stage lighting
  • High-speed internet access
  • Charging outlets amongst audience seating
  • Dedicated audio visual technician

Hybrid event production system

Our hybrid event production system allows you hold an in-person event with a virtual audience via Zoom/Teams/Webex/etc at no additional charge.

At no extra cost, the Auditorium’s dedicated AV technician will

  • set up the fixed cameras in the best positions for the virtual attendees to see the room
  • connect the cameras and microphones to the software of choice
  • show the remote participants on the main room screen, if applicable

Optional extras

  • We highly recommend having a second technician. The additional technician will control the four cameras and mix between camera shots and remote participants seamlessly, giving a better experience for those who are attending virtually.
  • Additional features such as branded backgrounds, on screen titles, dynamic variation of camera shots and other options. For a more comprehensive package and a tailored quote please get in touch and we can set-up a meeting with our AV team.
  • Event recording
  • Live streaming
  • Catch box microphone – Delegates can throw this microphone around the Auditorium for a live Q&A.
  • Countdown clock – well worth it If you have a tight agenda and need to stick to time.
  • Interpreter booths –  Please get in touch for a bespoke quote.


The entrance to the Auditorium is step-free and is accessible to wheelchair users, and there is step-free access to the stage area via a gated lift. There are two wheelchair spaces.

Virtual tour

Explore this room on our virtual tour.

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