Room hire



Council Room and Lecture Theatre

** Room Hire has been closed till further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak, please email Richard O'Sullivan ( for information**

The Royal Astronomical Society offers their Council Room and Lecture Theatre for hire.

Fellows can use the rooms free of charge, provided that the planned activities are related to the aims of the Society. There is a discounted rate for charities, with a registered charity number.

In all cases users must adhere to the General Conditions and Code of Conduct, and complete a Room Booking Form ( found at the bottom of this page) in advance. To check availability, make a booking, or request further information please contact

Use of the rooms for filming may also be arranged by application to the Office, Events & Building Manager.

Current charges

Prices include the use of the multimedia and audio-visual equipment in each room.

** Room bookings only available one month in advance**

Lecture Theatre 

 Full day   Half day 
Full rate£900£500
Charities rate    £450£250
Fellows rateFree*Free*

Please note no food or drink is permitted in our Lecture Theatre at any time.

Council Room

 Full day   Half day
Full rate£700£400
Charities rate    £350£200
Fellows rateFree*Free*

* Provided that the event is related to the aims of the Royal Astronomical Society


For meetings of under 15 participants, the self-service hot drinks machine is used at a rate of £1.25 + VAT.

For meetings of 15 or more participants, catering is served by catering staff provided by the Society (prices in booking form).


The Society is not licensed to sell alcoholic drinks.