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At the heart of English folk
Ivon Hitchen Mural

Kennedy Hall

The principal room at Cecil Sharp House is Kennedy Hall which is a grand and spacious hall spanning 252 square metres. The hall has a sprung wooden floor, plenty of natural light, huge chandeliers, and the eye-catching Ivon Hitchens mural spanning the length of the hall. Double doors and sweeping staircases lead out to a private walled garden.

  • Room size: 21m x 12m
  • Capacity: 400 seated theatre style (including bench seating) / 200 dining
  • Danemann baby grand piano
  • Outstanding acoustics
  • Fixed stage lighting
  • Fixed staging (8 x 3 x 0.6m)
  • Tiered bench seating against the walls
  • Sprung wooden floor
  • Direct access to walled garden
  • Double-storey room with large windows affording ample light or curtained for blackout
  • Accessible by lift or stairs
  • Full AV packages available on request (charges may apply)

Ideal for concerts, performances, dances, conferences, rehearsals, examinations, auditions, trade fairs, weddings and parties.

Emergency exit

To exit this space in the event of a fire or other emergency evacuation, please note that our lift cannot be used and it will be necessary to use steps to reach ground level. Kennedy Hall has 11 steps down to ground level from reception, or 13 steps down to ground level from the rear emergency exits.

Read more: Access 
See also: Health and Safety and Access Brief under Policies.