Facility Hire

All facilities can be booked using the web form at the bottom of the page, apart from our equine facilities which are handled via the equine team's Facebook page.

Looking for venue here in the North East? East Durham College is an ideal location for a wide range of events and functions. Whether it's a training day, seminar, company away day, exhibition, presentation, theatre performance, open day or anything else you can think of, we've got it covered.

Our stunning £36m build at our Peterlee Campus is a fantastic venue for a huge range of events, meetings and conferences. Excitingly part of the new building has been specifically designed to offer state-of-the-art conference rooms and facilities. The campus is conveniently located less than half a mile off the A19 and provides a great venue centrally in the North East.

In addition, East Durham College can also offer its Houghall Campus as a fantastic location for a wide variety of large outdoor events. Houghall is situated on the outskirts of picturesque Durham City, just off the A1. Centrally located in the north east, East Durham College’s Peterlee and Houghall campuses are convenient for delegates from across the region.

East Durham College’s unique range of facilities can cater for almost every corporate, social or public event.

  • Tailor made packages to suit your requirements
  • Excellent transport links
  • Free on-site parking
  • Flexible space for up to 1000 delegates
  • Extensive outdoor areas for large scale events
  • A selection of small and large meeting / function rooms
  • Break out rooms
  • Space for large exhibitions or conferences
  • State of-the art audio and visual equipment
  • On site catering available
  • A dedicated Conference & Events Co-ordinator to manage all your needs
Performance by three people on stage with The Lubetkin Theatre logo overlaid

Hire the Lubetkin Theatre

Looking for theatre hire in the North East? East Durham College's stunning Lubetkin Theatre is the place you've been looking for!

At EDC, we have a long-standing relationship with a wide variety of amateur theatre production companies, as well as other companies who regularly use our theatre to host events.

About the Lubetkin Theatre

East Durham College operates the only dedicated theatre in the East Durham area, and it's completely open to the public to hire for external events.

We're located just off the A19 in Peterlee, within easy access from the surrounding North East.

The theatre is fully configurable to your needs. Whether you're performing a pantomime or a dramatic play, screening a film, hosting an event, hosting an awards ceremony or just want to demonstrate a product to a wide group of people, the Lubetkin theatre is perfect for the job.

You can expect everything you need from the theatre, including:

  • 220 seat capacity - all seats can be removed and folded away as needed, should you wish to have the floor free for an event too
  • State-of-the-art audio and lighting equipment 
  • Demountable stage
  • Backstage area with dance studio, changing facilities and showers
  • Catering facilities available
  • Free on-site parking - ideal for your guests attending the conference or a performance!
  • Projector/screen capabilities for presentations
  • Balcony seating
  • Theatre technicians
Large crowd with East Durham College with Houghall Campus logo overlaid

Houghall Campus Hire

Interested in hosting an outdoor event at our Houghall campus? You're in the right place!

East Durham College's Houghall campus is a truly stunning venue for any event. Boasting acres upon acres of land, ample parking facilities and fantastic facilities, if you're looking for a quality venue for an outdoor event, Houghall should be at the top of your list.

About the Houghall Campus

Houghall includes a huge amount of exceptional places which are the perfect backdrop to your event.

We have landscaped gardens, an arboretum, sports pitches, an animal care centre, farm, equine centre and much, much more.

This makes Houghall the ideal place to consider hosting your event - whether you're looking for a stunning place to host your wedding marquee, want to hold a rally, festival or fete, Houghall's got it covered.

In the past, Houghall has hosted a wide variety of events including local business and charity open days and Durham County Council's Balloons in Durham event.

East Durham College sports hall with basketball nets visible and bleachers

Sports Facility Hire

Looking to hire some of our fantastic sport facilities at East Durham College? You're in the right place!

At EDC, we have some of the best sport facilities available in our region. 

We have two sites, each with their own sport facilities. These sites are our main campus, found at Willerby Grove in Peterlee and our specialist land-based college, found at Houghall on the outskirts of Durham.

Sports Facility Hire - What's Available?

At our Peterlee campus, we have the following sports facilities available:

  • Stunning, state-of-the-art  double Sports Hall, suitable for multi-purpose sport as well as gala events (includes retractable seating for up to 500 people)
  • A specialist boxing gymnasium with competition-sized rings
  • Fitness suite with top of the range weights and CV equipment
  • Dance studio with sprung flooring
  • Changing facilities
  • All-weather, third generation Astroturf pitch
  • Two standard football pitches
  • Exercise studios ideal for hosting classes

At our Houghall campus, we have the following sports facilities available:

  • Football pitches
  • Rugby pitches

Sports Hire - Costs

Please note that some facilities' prices are available on request. The rest of the facilities' costs are outlined below:

Sports Hall / Exercise Studio hire
Facility Monday-Friday (cost per hour) Weekend (cost per hour)
Court £35.00 £25.00
Exercise Studio £15.00 £15.00


​All-Weather 3G Pitch Hire
Facility Monday-Friday (Cost per hour) Weekend (Cost per hour)
7-A-Side Pitch £50.00 £40.00
11-A-Side Pitch £100.00 £80.00

For these facilities, if you would like to make a booking or for more information, please contact the Impact Health & Fitness team on 0191 518 8310 or email impact@eastdurham.ac.uk

Board Room with large table and chairs at East Durham College

Conference and Meeting Room Hire

Find your perfect meeting venue at East Durham College.

Looking for a venue here in the North East to host your meeting or conference?

East Durham College is here to help!

Our great facilities at our Peterlee campus are available for external hire.

The facilities are ideal for both smaller and larger meetings, with everything from small meeting rooms to our dedicated conference room available. 

If you have ICT needs for your meeting, we can cater for that too with projectors and anything else you may need.

EDC's Peterlee campus benefits from easy access from the local area, including the A19. Extensive free parking facilities are available on-site.

Student riding white horse next to mirror with the East Durham College Houghall Campus logo to her left

Equine Facility Hire

East Durham College's incredible, multi-million pound equine centre is available for external bookings! Our amazing facility includes both indoor and outdoor arenas, as well as full livery for horses (depending on availability). Click the link below for more information on our equine facilities which are available for hire. Please note that booking is done through our Houghall equine team's Facebook page >>

Venue Hire

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