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Room Hire in East Grinstead, Sussex

Meeting Room Hire at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead, SussexChequer Mead has a variety of multi-purpose spaces available to hire 7 days a week, daytime and evening. We offer great rates for both one-off events and for regular hirers there are further concessions. Our regular hirers currently include theatre groups, professional tours, sports clubs and classes as well as religious organisations, community support meetings and local schools.

All of our impressive rooms are set in the Victorian part of the school building dating from 1860 and retain many original features including high ceilings, beams and large windows creating excellent, airy and light spaces. All our rooms have disabled access.

Our New Studio Space

The largest of our spaces, the Studio holds up to 80 people and is ideal for larger meetings, workshops and dance and theatre rehearsals. Fitted with a floor that is particularly suitable for dancing, the Studio is a great option for all types of rehearsals. This new space replaces our Gallery and can be divided into two spaces "Studio 1" and "Studio 2" which are of equal size.

The Rehearsal Room, Chequer Mead, East Grinstead - available for hireThe Rehearsal Room

Overlooking our beautiful garden with space suitable for up to 40 people, the Rehearsal Room is a popular space for receptions, theatre rehearsals, meetings and classes. With an original high, beam ceiling and parquet floor, the Rehearsal Room is a favourite amongst many hirers.


The Meeting Room, Chequer Mead, East Grinstead - available for hireThe Meeting Room

The Meeting Room is a light and fresh, intimate room ideal for board meetings, corporate functions, training seminars and other events. Accommodating a maximum of 35 delegates, which makes the Meeting Room a popular space for business and organisations.


The Pavillion, Chequer Mead, East Grinstead - available for hireThe Pavilion

At the heart of Chequer Mead lies the Pavilion and the Theatre Café which is open daily. In addition to this, the Pavilion is home to our theatre bar, which is open during the day and on show nights. The Pavilion has direct access to the garden and is in the center of the building giving it great access to all our facilities. The Pavilion can hold up to 250 standing or 80 seated for a meal. This popular space is ideal for parties, family occasions and corporate entertaining. The Pavilion is available for private hire by arrangement.

Room Specifications, at a glance

Studio Rehearsal Room Meeting Room Pavillion
Capacity 80 40 35 250 / 80
Wheelchair Access Yes Yes Yes Yes
13A Double Sockets 10 5 5 3
Sinks No No No 1
Windows 7 Large 2 Large 3 Large Glass wall, skylights
Control of Lighting Switched (Dimmable) Switched Switched By staff
Lighting Type LED (Warm) Discharge Discharge LED (Warm)
Dimensions Varies 5.41 x 9.72m 7.9 x 5.42m  
Stage Lighting Optional No No Yes
Curtains No Blinds Yes Yes
Floor Type Laminate Parque Parque Carpet
Sound System Optional Optional Optional Yes

Note: Where "optional", systems may be installed on a tempoary basis. Charges apply. Please contact our programming team for more information.

The Foyer Room, Chequer Mead, East Grinstead - available for hireThe Rehearsal Room, Chequer Mead, East Grinstead - available for hire