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Hire Our Facilities

Venue Hire

Set in a green and spacious 25 acre estate on the outskirts of Letchworth Garden City, St Chris is ideally located for both local audiences and those further afield in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, with fast trains to both London and Cambridge.

If you would like any further information or would like to arrange a viewing, please contact Lucy Coddington on 01462 650850 or email

Hireable Spaces

Please note all capacities and floor spaces listed below are approximate. We suggest that you visit the space to see if it is suitable for your requirements.


Hire includes the use of the foyer, toilets, and fridge. Changing rooms, bistro chairs/tables, radio mics and theatre tech support are available at an additional charge.

  • Capacity: 204 seats (183 tiered seats on 7 rows, plus 21 removable floor level chairs)
  • Floor space: Performance floor space 13m x 8m
  • Previous/suggested usage: Theatre, dance and musical performances, talks or lectures.

Drama and Dance Studio

Includes full length mirrored wall and use of sound system.

  • Capacity: 40
  • Floor space: 127sqm. 11m x 11m floor space
  • Previous/suggested usage: Dance and drama rehearsals, yoga, fitness and mindfulness sessions

Sports Hall

  • Floor space: 324sqm. 20m x 14m floor space
  • Previous/suggested usage: Multi-purpose sports hall, also used for exhibitions

Junior School Hall

  • Capacity: 80
  • Floor space: 121.6sqm. 10m x 10m floor space
  • Previous/suggested usage: Sports activities, assemblies, conferences 

Outdoor Gym (OG)

  • Capacity: 40
  • Floor space: 8m x 17.5m
  • Previous/suggested usage: Boxing, exercise classes

Social Library

Room in the main school with doors opening onto contained garden space with outdoor seating.

  • Capacity: 60
  • Floor space: 89.3sqm. 13m x 5.5m floor space
  • Previous/suggested usage: Lunches, gatherings, exhibitions 


  • Capacity: 30
  • Floor space: 9.5m x 6m
  • Previous/suggested usage: Conferences, meetings, presentation space

Sports Field

Variety of sports pitch sizes, marked out for rugby/football (Sept-April), athletics and cricket (April to August)

Swimming Pool

  • 25 metre pool, 4 lanes; anti-wave racing lane ropes; changing area (individual cubicles and larger male and female changing rooms); baby-change; level-access throughout; disabled changing room.
  • Previous/suggested usage: school lesson hire; swim clubs; training sessions (single or regular); sponsored swims; clubs for other aquatic disciplines i.e. water polo, synchronised swimming; GCSE or A-level practical assessments; sessions for those with specific needs e.g. hearing loss
  • Types of hire: Part or whole of the pool plus lifeguards. We are also able to supply swimming teachers.
  • Please note we do not hire the pool to swim schools wanting to offer lessons to the general public as we run our own swim school.
  • For more information about our swim school, or about hiring the pool for children’s pool parties please visit the St Chris Swim School website here.
September place availability St Chris School
September Place Availability

For families considering applying to St Chris for September 2021, we have a limited number of places available in certain year groups.

Please contact Kate and Sarah in our Admissions team for further information:

Email or call +44 1462 650947.

Virtual Open Day

Click here to explore our Virtual Open Day online, where you can:

  • Hear video messages from senior members of staff
  • View a virtual 360 degree tour of the school
  • Explore an interactive map showing key areas of the campus
  • Find out more about applying by reading our Admissions FAQs

Tours of St Chris

Once you have attended our Virtual Open Day and attended one of our Online Information Events, we’d be delighted to invite you to come and see St Chris in person.

Please contact the Admissions team to book a tour by emailing or by calling +44 (0) 1462 650947.