Conferences & Spaces at the
National Space Centre
The award winning National Space Centre is a unique conference venue, with a diverse range of spaces and facilities that you would expect from a world class venue.
Modern and versatile, the Shuttle Suite conference rooms are available for both daytime and evening hire and are suitable for small meetings and large conferences.
The centre is also available for exclusive hire on selected dates, where the galleries can make an inspirational breakout location, with the Planetarium becoming your main presentation room.
Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
With seating for up to 192 people, the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium is the UK’s largest Planetarium.
Take your delegates to the edge of the universe and back with one of our amazing award-winning shows.
Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
With seating for up to 192 people, it is available to hire for breakfast meetings, evening events and, on selected days, as a lecture theatre.
Work with our in-house creative team to design your own customised presentation.
As you approach the National Space Centre from any route into the City you will catch glimpses of the 42 metre high Rocket Tower.
The iconic Rocket Tower is the perfect venue for your conference or event.
Looking for an evening venue for a special dinner, reception, product launch or party? The Hub of our interactive galleries can provide a unique and imaginative setting!
You can hire the entire Centre, or mix and match anything in-between.
Your guests can enjoy the newly renovated Soyuz Lounge and Boosters cafe.
Enjoy a fresh coffee underneath the Soyuz and Gemini spacecraft, the perfect spot for a meeting or networking event
The Suite can be subdivided into four rooms (Columbia, Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis), making it a comfortable and flexible space for 5 to 200 delegates.
The Shuttle Suite conference rooms are available for both daytime and evening hire and are suitable for small meetings and large conferences.
The National Space Centre offers exciting team-building packages, focusing on the exciting challenges of living and working in space.
From fast and furious mini-games to full day missions in our Challenger Centre, your delegates will love our fun and engaging team-building packages.
See below tables for full area breakdowns.
Day Hire Capacities
|Theatre||Classroom||Cabaret||Boardroom||U-Shape||Rounds||Exhibition Space||Ceiling Height|
|Shuttle Suite||200*||40||120**||42||30||120**||23.25m x 11.8m||2.6m|
|Endeavour Room||30||0||20||20||18||20||5.7m x 11.8m||2.6m|
|Atlantis Room||50||18||20||20||20||20||5.7m x 11.8m||2.6m|
|Discovery Room||70||24||30||28||27||30||7.1m x 11.8m||2.6m|
|Columbia Room||30||0||20||16||12||20||5.7m x 11.8m||2.6m|
|Challenger - Team Building Centre||8 - 32 people|
|Team building workshops||10 -120|
Entire Centre – Exhibitions, Conferences, Open days, Workshops, Recruitment days. Capacities determined per bespoke requirements, available on request.
Evening Hire Capacities
|The Soyuz Lounge||300||0||0|
|Hub of the galleries||500||300||350|
* Stand up buffet only – lunch served in the Rocket Tower
** 10 per table – lunch served in the Rocket Tower
We have a range of menus to suit all packages.
Contact our experienced events team to see our catering options.