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.

360º interactive view of the Auditorium

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