RACC offers a wide range of flexible, comfortable and contemporary hire spaces in Richmond. We are conveniently located just a two-minute walk from Richmond station with its Tube, rail and bus links.

There is also plenty of car parking adjoining our site, which is accessible from the A316. Situated on an attractive campus, coming to RACC feels like getting away from the city. Our gardens provide plenty of greenery and the College’s blend of Edwardian and contemporary architecture has won several prestigious awards from organisations including The Richmond Society and The Brick Development Association.

Whatever your event, we are confident that RACC has the right space for you. View details about our facilities and price guide below.

Our brand new theatre is ideal for a range of uses including seminars, conferences, talks, training sessions and also drama, dance and musical performances. Our retractable bleacher seating can be moved in or out of place to suit your event. A gallery surrounds the theatre on three sides from above and can provide additional viewing space. A wide range of AV solutions can be added to suit your specific requirements.

Capacity: theatre style: 190, cabaret style: 100 Included amenities

  • Lectern
  • Loop hearing system
  • Fully controllable lighting rig
  • Tables and chairs set up to your requirements
  • Bleacher seating (capacity 140) in place or packed away
  • Ring intercom system for coordinating stage productions
  • Theatre curtains including wings
  • Wi-Fi


RACC is extremely proud of its Edwardian Atrium Hall. This warm, inviting and attractive space often houses art exhibitions, and includes comfortable tables and chairs to sit and relax at. The café, or ‘Link’ building (it links the Atrium Hall to the Theatre), is a large, open plan space housing the Educated Palate Café. These spaces are ideal for markets, conferences, fairs, receptions or any number of other large events.

Capacity: 160 (in each room) Dimensions: Atrium : 115m² The Link: 211m² Included amenities:

  • Tables/chairs set up to your requirements
  • Wi-Fi

The Richmond Business School includes a number of computer suites for hire. Available with either PC or Macs, these rooms are ideal for delivering interactive IT training. Suites include a trainer’s computer situated at the rear, a projection screen and interactive whiteboard.

Technical specifications: All of our computer suites have PCs running Windows 7, Microsoft Office 13 Suite and Adobe Suite CC 2014. Each IT training room has 14 PCs and a trainer’s PC. Additionally, each room benefits from an interactive whiteboard using ActiveInspire software. The newly redeveloped Richmond Art School includes two modern IT training rooms, each with 15 PCs or Macs. The Mac training room has 15 Macs running the Adobe Suite CC 2014 including Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, InDesign, AfterEffects and Fireworks. The PC suite has 15 21-inch Dell PCs running the Adobe Suite CC 2014 alongside AutoCAD and 3DMax software.

Capacity: 14 –16 (inclusive of trainer)

Included amenities:

  • PCs/Macs
  • Trainer’s computer linked to projection screen and interactive whiteboard
  • Log-ins and passwords
  • Wi-Fi

The college possesses in excess of thirty classrooms with warm natural daylight which are available for hire. With capacity ranging from 2–60, there is bound to be a room to suit the meeting or training session that you wish to hold. Situated in our beautiful buildings, which have recently won architectural design awards from organisations including The Richmond Society and The Brick Development Association, all clients benefit from access to our onsite café ‘The Educated Palate’, IT support and free Wi-Fi.

Capacity: Interview room (6m²): 2 to 4 people Small meeting room (33m²): 5 to 14 people Medium meeting room (42m²): 14 to 25 people Large training room (130m²): 50+ (Large training area including kitchenette and breakout space).

Included amenities:

  • Room set up to your requirements
  • Wi-Fi

RACC’s facilities include two dance/drama/exercise studios boasting sprung floors (in one of the Studios), mirrored walls, sound system and moveable barres. The Dance Studio is ideal for dance, exercise and large group activities:

  • A large, bright room with plenty of natural daylight
  • A sprung rehearsal dance floor
  • Mirrored wall
  • 65” plasma screen
  • Sound system with input for iPods/laptops
  • PK 17 – ideal for dance, exercise, rehearsal and other group activities
  • A large, bright room with plenty of natural daylight
  • Mirrored wall

Included amenities:

  • Moveable barres
  • Sound system
  • Chairs as required

Capacity: 15-30 Dance Studio dimensions: 11m x 8.2m PK 17 dimensions: 12.2m x 7.2m

RACC’s Music Studio is part of the newly built Theatre and Performing Arts building. The studio is fully sound-proofed and is ideal for music practice, rehearsals or intimate musical performances with seating for up to thirty people. It comes with basic instruments (backline and piano) provided, with a wide range of other instruments available for hire. The Music Studio can also be hired for meetings to give your training or presentation that point of difference.

A fully-equipped recording studio - includes Control Room which links to teaching/rehearsal room, drum booth and/or performance theatre - all soundproof and with excellent acoustics.

Capacity: 10 (5 in drum booth, 5 in control room) Dimensions: 26.95m2 (control room and drum booth combined)

Included amenities: (in room as standard)

  • High specification analogue Soundcraft Ghost mixing desk
  • Logic recording software run from a Mac computer
  • 2x microphones and backline provided

The college’s contemporary, purpose-built art facilities include art and textile Studios, a ceramics studio, a print studio, a teaching kitchen and machine workshops. Our art studios may be hired for art workshops, with tutors and materials provided at an additional cost, or as meeting space to give your next meeting, training day or presentation a point of difference. Art Studios: Large Art Studio: 172m² Small Art Studio: 82m² Our two contemporary, purpose-built art studios are beautiful large creative spaces filled with natural light. Easels and art materials are available at an additional cost on request.

Ceramics and Sculpture (98m²) Our new fully-equipped ceramic and sculpture studio has a range of kilns, including a gas kiln, and two new studios for mixing glazes, mould making and working with potters wheels and specialist machinery such as a diamond saw, sandblaster, polishing and grinding lathes. Glass Studio (68m²) We have our kiln formed glass studio and a range of casting and architectural kilns. We also benefit from a separate mould making workshop and a well-equipped cold working studio. Jewellery Studio (73m²) A well-equipped studio, including a state-of-the-art soldering station, a tip furnace, brazing hearth and a chip forge.

Woodworking Studio (79m²) A designated woodworking studio with specialist equipment including a lathe, a band saw, a pillar drill and a band facer. Photography Studio (67m²) A fully equipped photography studio, including Apple Macs and PCs, print and dark room facilities. Textiles Studio (82m²) Our textiles studio is equipped with 12 sewing machines including one specialist embroidery machine and over lockers. It is a great multi-functional space.

Capacity: 10 – 30 Included amenities: • Varies depending on room, (please enquire for further details)

Our brand new Teaching Kitchen can be hired by individuals and companies wishing to organise their own cookery classes, product launches, recipe development and testing, photo-shoots and filming. The kitchen is a flexible space that can be adapted to suit your needs.

 It is suitable for up to 12 people for a hands-on cookery class, or up to 20 people for a demonstration class. The Teaching Kitchen is fully equipped and spacious with six domestic cookery stations, a microwaves, a dishwasher and a fridge/freezer. It also comes fully stocked with pots and pans, chopping boards, knives and tableware.

Capacity: Up to 20 (42m²)

Included amenities: (in room as standard)

  • A kitchen space with domestic appliances
  • Pots and pans, chopping boards, knives, tableware
  • Venue set-up to suit your needs
  • High-speed wireless internet Optional extras:
  • Projection facilities connected to an interactive whiteboard (£15) Please contact us for our full kitchen and dining inventory list.

The college has a full licence to supply and run bars for any event. Please contact us for more information.

From teas and coffees to business lunches or evening receptions, our on-site caterer “Educated Palate” can handle all of your catering needs. Simply ask us for their contact details.

We have sound engineers available for hire for all your audio, video and production needs (£20 per hour).

Hire Times: Monday – Thursday: 8am – 9.30pm

Friday: 8am – 5pm Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Sunday: 9am – 2pm

Out of Term Time: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Out of hours hire surcharge: (£30 – £45 per hour)

Special Offer: 25% off all new Friday afternoon hires* Discounts: 10% discount available to registered charities, not-for-profit groups and new, local micro-enterprises (meeting room hire only)*

(*Terms and conditions apply. Only one discount per booking.) Contact: To make an enquiry or booking, or to arrange a viewing, please contact our Events and Hires team: Email: hire@racc.ac.uk Tel: 020 8439 8946


Facilities Hire Rates






Per hour

Half day

Full day


1  to 5





6  to 14





14 to 25




LARGE TRAINING ROOM - RBS 22 (+ access to Breakout Area and Kitchenette)


















 Single couch





Five couches





Ten couches











15 to 30





Programmes tailored to clients - prices available on request.






MUSIC REHEARSAL SPACE (inclusive of backline)















RECORDING STUDIO (inclusive of backline)





RECORDING STUDIO (inclusive of backline AND technician)








  • Surcharges apply outside of normal college opening hours and term dates.
  • Room set-up fees may apply for significant set-up requirements.
  • Optional extras including flipcharts, projection, microphones and musical instruments are available at an additional cost.
  • Support staff may be supplied at an additional charge on request.
  • The minimum hire period is 2 hours.
  • Half day rate applies for 4 hour hires, full day rate applies for 8 hours.
  • A 10% discount is available to registered charities, current RACC staff, and local micro enterprises.
  • Special offer: 25% off new Friday afternoon hires (terms and conditions apply).