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Photograph of the Franks and Steel room at the Wellcome Collection. 

Photograph shows a theatre space with chairs and a projector and screen set-up. There are large windows in the room.
Franks and Steel Room, theatre, Thomas Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

Great for:
Training sessions, drinks receptions, seminars

Not ideal for:
Drum workshops

The Franks and Steel Rooms are quiet and airy with plenty of natural daylight. You can hire them as one space or two separate rooms. They’re popular for everything from training workshops to product launches.

Whether you’re hiring one room or both, we’ll do everything we can to make sure your event goes off without a hitch.

Need to know


Capacity depends on the layout you choose, or whether you hire one or both the rooms for your event. Our photos show you what the layouts look like. And these are the numbers you need:

Franks and Steel Rooms combined

  • Theatre: 80
  • Classroom: 60
  • Cabaret: 60
  • Boardroom: 54
  • U-shape: 48
  • Reception: 120
  • Dinner: 60

Franks Room

  • Theatre: 70
  • Classroom: 48
  • Cabaret: 40
  • Boardroom: 38
  • U-shape: 32
  • Reception: 60
  • Dinner: 40

Steel Room

  • Theatre: 40
  • Classroom: 24
  • Cabaret: 24
  • Boardroom: 24
  • U-shape: 18
  • Reception: 50
  • Dinner: 24


The Franks Room is 7.7 m by 11.5 m. It’s 2.53 m from floor to ceiling at its highest point and 2.4 m at its lowest point. The doorway is 1.4 m wide and 2.01 m high.

The Steel Room is 7.7 m by 6.6 m. It’s 2.7 m high at its tallest point and 2.32 m along the central beam of the room. The doorway is 1.4 m wide and 2.01 m high.

If you’re bringing anything into the Franks or Steel Rooms, you’ll also need to know the measurements along the route on the way in. These are: goods lift: 1.54 m by 1.95 m. Staff corridor door: 1.64 m by 2.05 m. Staff corridor: 1.13 m wide. Door at end of staff corridor: 0.87 m by 2.13 m.


Both rooms come with a data projector, projection screen, laptop and wifi. We can supply a PA system if you need one.


The Franks and Steel Rooms have wheelchair access and an induction loop. There are adapted toilets on this level. Guests with assistance dogs are very welcome to bring them along.

There’s also accessible parking – call or email us to book.

Food and drink

Our food and drink is memorable for all the right reasons.


You can hire the Franks and Steel Rooms from breakfast time to late evening, seven days a week.

We don’t charge extra for events over the weekend.

Apart from the Wellcome Collection being a lovely venue for events, what really convinced me to book it was [your] professionalism and helpfulness. From our first contact, I immediately felt that I would be well supported and looked after – not a feeling I got from all of the venues I had visited! As this was the first of these type of events we have run, the last thing I wanted to worry about was making sure the venue delivered what I needed, and that was never in doubt with you.

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