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Hire architecturally spectacular spaces for everything from concerts to conferences. 

Great spaces, many sizes

Durham Cathedral has some architecturally spectacular spaces of a variety of sizes available for hire for concerts, special events, celebratory occasions, meetings and small conferences. 

Stage a concert

Durham Cathedral is a popular choice for concerts and other cultural events ranging from choral concerts, brass bands, orchestras and jazz. It regularly features in national tours of well-known artists and performers.

Hold a conference or meeting

We have a number of rooms and spaces that can be used for meetings and conferencing, incorporating catering packages. Technical equipment is available for hire supported by guest wi-fi.

Tours of the Cathedral, visits to the Open Treasure exhibition or guided woodland and riverbanks walks can be incorporated to give your delegates an insight into the stories of Durham Cathedral.

Event and evening catering

Evening hospitality events can be arranged in spaces such as the Cathedral Cloister and the Undercroft Restaurant.  A range of menus are available from simple buffets to fine dining. Catering is provided by our catering partner Baxter Storey.

Film location enquiries

Durham Cathedral is a popular location for many dramas and feature films ranging from Harry Potter to George Gently, Elizabeth to part 2 of Avengers: Infinity War.

If you are a location manager please contact or call 0191 374 4053 to talk with our Events Officer, Diane McIlroy.

Who to contact for venue hire

Please contact our Events Officer, Diane McIlroy on or 0191 374 4053. 

Special service enquiries

Our page How to hold a special service in the Worship and Music section may be helpful.

Photographic enquiries

Please read our Photographic and filming policy page.