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Venue Hire

The bespoke meeting and seminar spaces for hire at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists include a highly specialised skills training centre, a lecture theatre and boardroom spaces.

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is conveniently located at 18 Stephenson Way in Central London, a short walk from a variety of underground and national rail stations.

The building has the following meeting spaces available:

Lecture theatre

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In theatre style this space can accommodate up to 60 delegates. There are 3 HD LED screens – one 80” and two 65” – which can display a host of inputs, including HDMI/VGA/Blu-ray/Freeview/Crestron air media. There is also a Cisco HD camera allowing video/audio recording should you require this facility. You will be provided with MP4 format files to do with as you wish.

lecture theatre 1

Council Room

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The council room has a capacity of up to 40 people in boardroom style. It also features four strategically placed 55” LED screens for maximum viewing capabilities. It also features inputs for HDMI/VGA/Freeview/Crestron air media and also boasts a Sennheiser microphone system. The microphones are also integrated with the Cisco Video Conferencing system.

council room

Skills Centre

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The Skills Centre comprises 12 microscope workstations with facilities for microsurgical skills acquisition at all levels. Each workstation is video linked to a central teaching station and all work can be recorded/edited for teaching purposes. In addition, a further 12 suturing workstations are available for extra-ocular work.

Full facilities include:

Zeiss operating microscopes, a full range of microsurgical instruments and equipment for phacoemulsification. The phacoemulsifiers in the Skills Centre have the most recent specifications with capability to work at high vacuum levels with the most modern modalities of phaco delivery. The College runs courses for all sub-specialities in Ophthalmology and suitable equipment for each of these areas is available. If you require more information, please contact our Education and Training Team at [email protected]

skills centre

Training Room

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This room is adjacent to the Skills Centre and can accommodate 12 people in boardroom style (expanded to 20 with additional seating) and features a 65” LED screen with standard HDMI and VGA inputs for external sources.


training room 2


Lunch and refreshments can be organised through the College and is provided by the CH&Co Group. Please see the latest menu for full details. Please note a labour charge of £150 will apply to your booking (this will be reduced by 50% in some cases where more than one event is taking place) but this will be confirmed at the time of booking.

All costs are exclusive of VAT.

All services can be provided as part of an overall day delegate rate if the number of attendees is over 20, representing a significant saving.

The following schedule is based on a full day between the hours of 0900 and 1700. Any hire outside these times may incur additional charges. Half day rates are available on request.

The College does not open for events at weekends.


Room Capacity Day delegate rate Room hire Corporate Rate
Council Room 40 £60 £1,300*
Lecture Theatre 60 £60 £1,500*
Training Room 12 N/A £600
Skills Centre 12 N/A £1,400

Please note that the College premises are compliant with the Disability Discrimination legislation. It is wheelchair friendly and there are fully accessible toilets.

*A 50% discount will apply to the room hire only rate for the following groups:
UK registered charities
Ophthalmic membership groups
Ophthalmic trainees
NHS groups
Royal Colleges.


Entrance in Stephenson Way

entrance and lounge area

Entrance and Lounge area

reception area
Reception area