Hire Rutherford’s Den

The Rutherford’s Den lecture theatre is a completely restored, original lecture theatre from the 1870s and is available for hire.

With wooden bench seating, wood panelling, original windows and beautiful brickwork, it has a unique historic atmosphere.

Key features:

  • Seats 70
  • Available from 5pm daily
  • Modern sound system
  • Lectern
  • Electronic blackboard
  • Ideal for lectures, AGMs, educational presentations and other seated events

Email the Arts Centre or phone 03 363 2839 for more information. Alternatively, use the booking form below.

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