As the UK City of Culture for 2017, Hull and its history have been in the spotlight. The wellconnected city was built on trading and seafaring, but today the city is focused on the chemical and healthcare sectors.
Name: Hull Venue
Address: Myton Street, Hull HU1 2AG
Tel: 0844 8440444
The state-of-the-art music and events complex is scheduled to open this summer and will have a capacity of up to 3,500 people. The arena will be capable of holding large corporate conferences, exhibitions and trade shows. It will also have the flexibility to reduce for seated events. There will also be a VIP lounge suitable for workshops. DDR is £30 +VAT.
Name: The Deep
Address: Tower Street, Hull HU1 4DP
Tel: 01482 381000
The spectacular aquarium is great for hosting events in a marine setting, as guests can meet and dine as sharks and rays swim by. Various packages are available from large-scale events and gala dinners to meetings. Room hire is available by the hour in the adjacent business centre for small meetings. Full venue hire including all access to The Deep is £1,000 and dinner options can be added on.
SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED
Name: Ferens Art Gallery
Address: Queen Victoria Square, Hull HU1 3RA
Tel: 01482 613902
The gallery is home to a magnificent collection including paintings, sculptures and works by European Old Masters. Gallery 2 and 4 have capacity for up to 150 and 140 people respectively, theatre style or reception and classroom style. The gallery’s café with a pay bar can be hired for evening events and The Live Arts Space can be used for conferences and exhibitions. Rates available on request.
Name: University of Hull
Address: Cottingham Road, Hull HU1 7RX
Tel: 01482 346311
The main University campus is located just over two miles from the city centre and can offer rooms at the Lawn Centre in Cottingham where there are five meeting rooms. The facilities are wired up with in-house AV, internet access and wifi. There are facilities to suit dinner functions, conferences and boardroom meetings. DDR starts from £30 per person per day.
ON A SHOESTRING
Name: Albermarle Music Centre
Address: 60 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LN
Tel: 01482 318800
Web: The Music Centre offers a range of rooms from a 300-seat auditorium to five classrooms accommodating 25 people. The spaces are adaptable for exhibitions and the venue is wired up with data projectors. The centre itself houses numerous musical instruments and workshops can be arranged on request. Prices start from £30 per hour for room hire.
OUR OF TOWN
Name: Bridlington Spa
Address: South Marine Drive, Bridlington YO15 3JH
Tel: 01262 678258
The award-winning venue and local landmark features a 1930s Art Deco ballroom and the 675-seat Edwardian theatre. Able to accommodate events for two people up to a standing capacity of 3,800, the venue is suitable for meetings, events and exhibitions. There's also a full catering team for gala dinners. DDR starts from £32.50 +VAT.
First Hull Trains operates direct daily services between London and Hull with the fastest time of around two and a half hours. Alternatively, overseas visitors can fly into Humberside International Airport, located 30 minutes from the city centre. P&O Ferries operate overnight crossings from Holland and Belgium into Hull.
Contact Visit Hull and East Yorkshire Conferences for advice on all aspects of organising a conference or event in the city. Visit visithullandeastyorkshire. com/conference, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01482 391535. for information.