The Great Hall is located at our historic London Road campus, the original home of the University in the heart of Reading.

A beautiful Grade 2 listed building which was opened in 1905, the Great Hall has a fixed stage with a magnificent organ and grand piano, ample space for a choir and orchestra, and can seat audiences of 350 to 500. Multiple dressing rooms are available back stage along with toilet facilities for the performers to use during the concert. A bar service can be offered in the main lobby for pre and interval drinks.

If you are looking for a grand historic venue to conduct a concert in The Great Hall will not disappoint.


Our Venue Reading team are here to help, you can complete the enquiry form below or contact us directly on +44 (0)118 378 5657 or email

Great Hall

London Road Campus
4 Redlands Rd


Our 36 bedroom Cedars Hotel is based on our Whiteknights Campus, a short 5 minute drive from the Great Hall, making it an ideal location for guests to get a good night’s sleep.