Our Venues

The Roundhouse

You just can’t miss it! The Roundhouse is a magnificent series of iconic buildings that have world-renowned status in railway history. Built in 1839, The Roundhouse underwent a £48 million renovation, returning it to its former glory. With original features restored, this stunning Grade II* listed building is proud to have played host to wide variety of events such as BBC Question Time, Antiques Roadshow and Derby Telegraph Business and Sports Awards and that’s just to name a few!

A perfect venue for a wedding, exhibition or performance, The Roundhouse itself can accommodate up to 1500 guests, with spacious modern grounds and award-winning accessibility. Situated in the Midlands with excellent rail, road and air links, it’s an iconic space with bags of potential and charm.

The Roundhouse offers an architecturally impressive space of 1,264m². Our unique venue offers a variety of configurations, from theatre through to exhibitions, cabaret and banquets. It is an ideal space for award ceremonies or celebratory dinners for up to 600 people or even concerts and theatre productions for up to 1000 people.

Guests have access to a large private carpark at weekends, however please note, during term time parking is limited.

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The Carriage Shop Theatre

A space ideal for a corporate function, product launch or exhibition, the Carriage Shop Theatre is a highly adaptable room, which can seat up to 72 cabaret-style or 180 theatre style, as well as host smaller gala dinners and award ceremonies of up to 80.

The Carriage Shop Theatre is also on the ground floor, making it an easily accessible event space. With exposed brickwork and original arched windows, this is a bright and contemporary space, with huge amounts of potential.

Carriage Shop Library

Looking for an ideal space to hold an exhibition or drinks reception? The Carriage Shop Library is an impressive space which boasts original features, such as the orginal staircase, wooden flooring and original arched windows.

With so much flexibility, it’s an ideal space for hosting exhibitions, drinks receptions and intimate weddings. Our balcony mezzanine level overlooks the Carriage Shop Library, and provides the ideal space for VIP drinks or private dining.

The Engine Shed Restaurant

Looking to host a private event? The Engine Shed is the perfect place to celebrate! Whether you are looking to host an intimate dinner with a historical backdrop, or you’re planning a birthday or awards ceremony, this is the place.

A restaurant that speaks for itself. The Engine Shed restaurant boasts a handsome environment, steeped in railway history. A converted old Engine Shed house, the restaurant has retained the original arched windows, wooden flooring and exposed brickwork of the building. The contemporary furnishings compliment the restaurant, creating a spacious area, which can seat up to 80 people or 120 standing.

Planning to make a night of it? There are a variety of hotels within walking distance of The Engine Shed restaurant, where you can stay and receive preferential rates. View our suppliers

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Looking for the ideal space for a meeting or to deliver training? Located within the balcony area of the Carriage Shop Library, these award-winning designed spaces offer built-in SmartBoard technology for impressive, interactive presentations. Our Pods are ideal for a seminar or break-out room, for parties of up to 25 people.

Our Other Venues

The Broomfield Campus

  • 64 training rooms.
  • 10 minutes from Derby City Centre.
  • The perfect space to host a team away day.

The Joseph Wright Centre

  • 54 training rooms.
  • City centre location.
  • Has an Impressive atrium.

 Ilkeston Campus

  • 18 training rooms.
  • Opened in 2014.
  • Spacious and modern.

Please note: All rates are based on an 11 hour hire period and subject to availability at the time of booking.